Not A Big Fan Of Sports
I'm not a big fan of sports
I barely glance at the sports section of the newspaper, and that brief look is only to see if the comics are hidden inside that section.
However, I'm not sure that I should publicly reveal this critical moral failure of mine. I have (had, up until this moment?) many friends who are huge fans of sports, all kinds, any weather, any time.
I honestly try not to allow my disinterest to appear as dislike of those who enjoy sports. I DON'T dislike you! I just find it extremely hard to share in your joy. But that doesn't mean that I'm not glad that you joy in it.
I've heard that there's a big game scheduled this Sunday. I actually attended a Super Bowl party one time. The food was great! By taking a moment here and there to stop crunching on chips and dip I was able to listen intently to the running commentary of the true fans in the room, and I could sort of keep up with who was playing, and whether "our team" was ahead.
I'm sorry. This is getting hard. I can feel the aura of disapproval and pity from all my sports-loving friends. I'll stop soon, I promise.
Is it wrong to skip church in favor of a Super Bowl party?
Barnabas offers a very reasonable answer that is encouraging, even for me!
Keep in mind, as you consider whether to check out his article: Barnabas is a huge fan of sports.