12 reasons I don’t go to sporting events anymore

I can simply no longer stand attending sporting events.

Here are my 12 reasons why:

  1. Every time I went, they asked me for money.
  2. The people sitting in my row didn’t seem very friendly.
  3. The seats were very hard.
  4. The coach never came to visit me.
  5. The referees made a decision I didn’t agree with.
  6. I was sitting with hypocrites—they only came to see what others were wearing!
  7. Some games went into overtime and I was late getting home.
  8. The band played some songs I had never heard before.
  9. The games are scheduled on my only day to sleep in and run errands.
  10. My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up.
  11. Since I read a book on sports, I feel that I know more than the coaches, anyway.
  12. I don’t want to take my children because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best.

Oh wait- despite all of those drawbacks I, like most of you, still enjoy attending sporting events. Because sporting events are important to us, we make attending them a priority in our lives.

So why isn’t this true for that other thing we choose not to attend because of the above reasons? Some people wont be friendly, you wont always agree with “the coach”, the band may play songs you don’t like. But like sporting events, where our sole purpose is to go and support (i.e., give glory to) “the home team”, should we let all of those distractions get in the way of what really matters?

I found the “12 reasons” online, and adapted them into this blog post. Source: unknown. Feel free to share.