OK. I think I finally get it now.
The reason that guys love sports so much is that it gives them a safe, socially acceptable outlet for their innate, testosterone-fueled violent tendencies.
No, wait, hear me out. I'm going somewhere with this.
Think about the terminology that they use. The winners "beat" the losers. The losers "take a hit" or "get pounded" or "get crushed". Teams "battle" for first place. Teams "recruit" new players, and old players are called "veterans".
Men don't simply watch a football game. They cheer, they shout obscenities, they pray, they jump up and down with excitement, they pound each other on the back. In the course of a 3 hour game, a sports fan will experience intense joy, sadness, anger, and frustration, all of which he will express LOUDLY and vehemently. For the modern, civilized man, sports serves as a substitute for the bloody, hand to hand combat that their ancestors lustfully engaged in.
And if you think about, a sports game is also a lot like sex. There's the nervous anticipation as you wait for it to begin, the slow build up of excitement as the action heats up, the climactic touchdown or home run, all accompanied by some intense emotional feelings. And if it was a good game, you'll remember it for a long time.
So there you have it. Professor Superraizy's Theory. Sports=war+ sex.
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