clampdaddy wrote:blackduckdog2 wrote:clampdaddy wrote:I love to see a game in person (go Raiders!) but I can't watch sports on tv. The interaction with a crowd full of screaming fans, along with the smells, sounds, and history that hang on the air within the coliseum are what make the game enjoyable for me. Without that its like drinking a bloody Mary without the Tabasco sauce.
But if you're a real student of the game, you can actually see so much more from home, and I don't just mean instant replay. There is so much more going on in a baseball game on every pitch than the average fan ever suspects, that I often have two pages open online, plus an iPad in my lap as I watch the TV. I love the ballpark experience too, don't get me wrong, but watching from home is a whole different way to enjoy the game
I know there are guys who love the stuff. I have a cousin that will have three
televisions going, each of them set up with multiple pip's. When my mom is around, the world stops if the Steelers are on. For me televised sports is just a good way to kick off a Sunday afternoon nap.
We have a tailgate party every Thursday & Sunday at the bar I work at. Every week, one gentleman cooks hotdogs, wings, burgers, etc. outside. We have 4 big screen tv's, typically all tuned to the same channel. I usually only go down for the food and the atmosphere. I couldn't give two chidts about who is playing.