I have friends who love tennis. I have more friends who are into golf. When they ask me why I don’t care about these sports, I tell them that I just don’t care for individual sports.
Don’t get me wrong. It takes a lot of skill to be an athlete in those sports. It’s not that I don’t appreciate that, but for me, sports has always been about the team.
Growing up, all the sports I played were team sports. Basketball, football, softball — all of it were team sports. I think for me the enjoyment of achieving a goal together is what makes me enjoy team sports. It’s just so much more fun to watch and play when a bunch of individuals come together to be one.
I suppose that’s why I never make an effort to follow individual athletes. It just doesn’t excite me. But seeing a team work together, that’s what I like. That’s why all my favorite sports are all team sports. There’s a satisfaction in seeing a team triumph.
I will enjoy the occasional boxing match, 100-meter dash and so forth. But nothing tickles my fancy more than seeing teamwork. Go team!