When it comes to 99% of spectator sports I care less. Nothing but a money racket for rich people. I do agree with you most people look quite silly and sound even less intelligent yelling and screaming at a TV when all they do is disturb the neighbors.
These sort of sports are just what Bill said - a money making racket. And there's several in every country. Frankly, I can't see how someone can tell me that watching someone else play sport while sitting in a chair and doing nothing.... absolutely nothing but yell and eat, is more interesting than the supposedly boring typing on a typewriter thing - which often involves me sitting, yelling and eating. Although I'm more likely to actually throw something than these armchair sportsmen.
Happily, I have time to do both.
When I do look at sport on TV, and see the crowds at the events and their behaviour, I realise that, in the main, the real sports lovers actually prefer to stay at home and watch it on TV, like me.
My interest in the Superb Owl is zero. Beautiful scene!
I look at modern, highly commercialised sport more through the eyes of someone who understands where it has come from, not where it has got to. People in the US should actually consider themselves lucky, as the big three - baseball, basketball and football - have held on to history and tradition far more than sports in other countries, such as ours. Today, sportsmen and women in Australia are running, jumping, kicking billboards. Oh that I should live to see, a billboard lovely as Betty Cuthbert.