A Match made in Heaven: Why we Love Sports

Editor’s note: This is an article I wrote last year on Valentine’s day. So here you go with a retro article.

“Roses are red, violets are blue. My love for Sports is bigger than Ndamukong Suh.” We all love sports, and for many different reasons. Since today is Valentines Day, I thought it would be good for every sports fan out there, to profess their love for sports. Whether you are a Knicks, Blues, or Chargers fan, we all love the same thing, sports. It is kind of a love triangle for some people, because they love multiple leagues. However, if it was not for sports, Sports Reaction would not be here, and neither would the happiness of millions of people.

We love sports because of the…


Some people see competition as a bad thing, but others (me included) see competition as the struggle and energy between players or teams. Competition is the fuel that ignites the fire, energy and perseverance that so many players have. Competition also, is the whole basis of sports. It is what sports hangs on, and builds on. Competition is the very essence of sports, and one of the reasons we love it so much.

…Always Changing and Adapting

This is why we watch or talk about sports. It is similar to why people watch TV shows or Broadway plays. However, sports is a never ending, forever spinning cycle. TV shows end, Broadway does a repeat of the same story, but sports has a forever exchange of new characters. One year, this player is the hero, two years later, it is another. Teams rise, others fail, and there is no sneak peak or early showing for sports. It all happens live, and whatever is the outcome can never change.

…And last, but not least. We love sports because it is fun!

Sports can be a drag for some people, but not for the majority of people. It is entertaining to watching a defensive lineman tackle a quarterback, or a half court shot made at the buzzer. We love to observe the amazing stunts of strength or accuracy players show, and it never gets old. The players have fun, we have fun watching a 6 foot 8 basketball player dunk. It contributes to both sides. We also love how amazingly talented these players are, who can throw a fastball a 100 miles per hour, or run at 70 yards and break tackles for a touchdown. We love it, we love observing it, simply because it is fun.

“How do I love Sports? Let me count the ways…I love thee to the depth and breadth and height, my soul can reach” (which is long, but not as long as LeBron James’ arms). What about you, fellow Sports Reaction’ists? Why do you love sports? Count the ways in the comments below, and remember, be the best sports fan you can be.

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