Why not both?
@MedalDeliveryMan, *Cue's Mexican music*
@MedalDeliveryMan, I personally enjoy both. It's fun to let go and accept the wild insanity of sports and calmness of books and TV shows.
@WelI Obviously, GODDAMMIT I DIDN'T EVEN SAY IT
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, LET IT GO..LET IT GO OOO!!
Because you can bet on sports
@Michael Fassbender, *sweat drips down face* which is something I totally don't do. *puts away abnormally thick wallet*
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, do you enjoy the booty good sir? *swipes over to your profile*
@Michael Fassbender, you can bet on TV shows. Just find someone who doesn't know Game of Thrones is based on a book and read ahead. Easy money, right?
@Michael Fassbender, I would very much bet on the outcomes of TV shows
@Drax the Destroyer, TV shows have writers and producers that could bet on it and give away inside information
@Michael Fassbender, I bet you $10 that Raegar plus Lyanna = me (not spoilers, just a fan theory) see you can bet on books
@Michael Fassbender, last time I checked gambling is either illegal or frowned upon anywhere that isn't Vegas or Atlantic City.
@Michael Fassbender, and sometimes people throw games, but if you do it not seriously with s couple friends it'd be fun
I think it has to do with the fact that tv shows, movies and books are either fictional or based on something that DID happen, while sports is an event that is ongoing with real living characters that is unpredictable. I'm a fan of both though. Movies, tv shows etc. As well as sports.
@venerable viking, but how does that make it less socially acceptable?
@sunshinebaby, it's difficult to tell why things are or aren't socially acceptable. I can't speak for everyone, and it varies between cultures, but what I was trying to get at is that sports players are living breathing people, while the tv, book, and movie characters themselves (not the actors) are often fictional or at most based upon a real person's life or events in their life. I guess society just sees it as more acceptable to be obsessed with a real person or team rather than someone or something that is "less" real. I hope I answered your question.
@venerable viking, no. I get it. I just don't see it that way. No pressure. I didn't mean to put you on the spot.
@sunshinebaby, no you're good, you didn't put me on the spot. Like I said, I enjoy both the tv/book and sports considerably. I was just trying to give my insight to what I thought might be the reason.
@venerable viking, I like how nice everybody is on here. It seems like everybody on vine are complete jerk wads.
@sunshinebaby, That's why I use this app as opposed to others.
@sunshinebaby, as a physical culture and sports major, I can tell you that is because sports are unknown. Specifically the outcome. You never know how it will end. Fans have the ability to relate to one another through these social outlets. The thing is, with TV shows, there is an obvious beginning, middle, and end of a show; it's like watching Legend of Korra, I love it but I know how it ends. But as a Jets fan, I have high hopes to what may happen in the future, where nothing is written in stone, and anything can happen. For the next Avatar, it will probably be written first so you still have the ability to find out the ending, but with sports, things change constantly, (think of a roller coaster vs a merry-go-round or a Ferris wheel)
@bronze512, idk. Just the whole sports things does not interest me at all. I don't care how much a team scores or who wins. I really don't care more for any team at all. I do however care about the characters and how they end up in avatar. I want to watch their story unfold and get to know them as characters. People who play sports professionally too often get in trouble for one abuse or another. Where as in avatar there are good and bad characters. The good characters help those watching grow and think as people and the bad characters help the good characters grow and think as people through the trials that are beset upon them. I just don't feel as connected to sports as I do tv shows and books. And, honestly, "the unknown" has nothing to do with it. I like being able to predict what may or may not happen. It's part of the fun. I'm there for a story and characters I want to watch. Not just the suspense.
Because sports are awesome?
@WPPrOZz, I personally don't enjoy sports, but you have fun with that
@Radically Irrational, we will.
I don't like obsessions for any of them.
@kdawg7695, cool story bro
@Poser Pete, wow. A comment even less purposeful than my own.
@Parallel Lines , themses
@alphonzzi, plural singulars
What about video games?
Because EL CLASICO
Do e sports count ?
I'd argue that it isn't. We nerds are gaining traction. The sports fans still outnumber us but we're gaining.
@I Are Lebo, we shall rise up and take what is ours
@I Are Lebo, we live in the age of the nerdvolution. Nerd isn't the dirty word it once was...
American Horror Story is the show i obsess over. I love the ever-living fvck out of it
Well, somebody is on tumblr.
Reality vs fiction perhaps?
It's because in common culture, sports is a more social idea then television
@Drax the Destroyer, sports also change, and are different each game, tv doesn't apply but the other two
Um, it's not. I think this person is just self conscious
Well killing over a sports team sounds better than killing over Twilight, but alarmingly both are terrifying and very real situations