Like you, I've been a fan for years....not hardcore enough to spend money on things....or purchase the high price tickets. For one thing we just didn't have the extra money while raising a family. A few years back a group of family and friends got together to watch a game on TV... I, at one point, sat back and watched how everyone was talking to each other and I just didn't like it. Then, recently, a new report told how a fan of one team hurt a fan of another team because?????? That is when I made a decision that the "game" was no longer a game to a very many people. Many of the fans who are argueing over the game can't take care of their children and these players are making a really lot of money..what is the point. And, of course, the labor dispute didn't have me going "yea".
No, I did several things yesterday but watching the game was not one of them.
I do wish we could enjoy things without wanting to hurt one another.