"The fahkin' Red Sawx, ked!"🙌 Goddammit, that makes me homesick, haha.
Sports on TV are cool, but you have to be into the sport. There's definitely a different atmosphere about going to a game, but if you actually love the game, you don't want to miss it on TV. I love football, so I can watch literally any game --pro, college, high school, whatever-- and be totally into it. I'm only emotionally invested if my favorite team is playing, but I'm fascinated by the strategy and individual match ups and battles that occur on every play, so I'm watching every game with a football nerd's eye. I'm actually not watching any NFL games this year except for the Patriots because the NFL tried to do our lord and savior Tom Brady SO fucking dirty this past offseason, so I don't want to contribute to any ratings or money or whatever (not that it will affect them, but I just can't in good conscience support this league), but that's another story, don't get me started, haha. But yeah, I sport that I'm less fascinated by, like basketball, I'll watch Celtics games because I care, but I'd have a tough time staying focused on some random mid-season game between Memphis and Sacramento or something. Just depends how much you love a certain sport, really.