Yo! Vancouver! WTF???!?
Riots? Over sports? When did you turn into Detroit?
Can someone please explain to me what possesses people to care this much about sports? When Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson won Oscars for their startling performances as Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson (respectively) in “As Good As It Gets,” I didn’t turn over any cars. The outcome of a series of games seems no more important to the real world than which people win awards for pretending to be other people. Why on earth would people choose to demolish bits of their own city because their team lost? (It would at least make just a little more sense if a bunch of angry Canuck fans traveled to Boston and then started smashing things.)
It’s a game. It’s only a game. Why would people care so much about it? Help me understand!
* I’ve found the fervor of sports fans baffling for years, so this week’s question is actually sincere. However, I suspect to sports fans it might seem pretty stupid.