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Why are men so fascinated with sports?

  1. flashmakeit profile image66
    flashmakeitposted 5 years ago

    Why are men so fascinated with sports?

  2. Rosyel Sawali profile image67
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 5 years ago

    Indeed a question I also often ask.. I hope we get some answers soon ^_^

  3. JKenny profile image91
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    Honestly, I don't know. I find it equally baffling why a lot of men get so excited about cars. To me, they're just metal boxes that get you from A to B. As for sports, I do watch them occasionally, and they can be entertaining, but as soon as I get bored, then I switch it off. I have a hunch that sports appeal more to men who are very competitive generally in life. They are probably entertained mostly by following winners and losers- I don't know, that's just my two cents.

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Why are women so obsessed by fasion, etc, and tennis, we see  absurd displays onHenman Hilll, Wimbledon with women standing, saying stupid things like - 'come on Timmy (or the hero of the time), we love you.'  That is just as stupid and sexist a question  as yours.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    i have no idea. a lot of my friends love sports and i just don't get it. in general, i find sports to be boring and why would i want to spend my day watching men play or playing with men when women are much funner to play with.

    1. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that's right, I used to play a lot of football and rugby in my youth, then I found that it was more enjoyable  getting my arms around a girl's waist, than a sweaty, grunting young man's.

  6. Gina145 profile image82
    Gina145posted 5 years ago

    This seems like an over-generalisation to me.  Some men enjoy watching sports, while others do not.  The same applies to women.

    I'm a woman and I enjoy some sports.  I particularly enjoy cricket and tennis.  The attraction of sports compared to watching a movie, for example, is that sports can be very unpredictable.  It's a bit like watching reality shows, but without all the plotting and scheming.

    I don't understand the attraction of so-called sports like motor racing because too much depends on the power of the car rather than the skill of the driver.  I also don't like watching violent sports like boxing.  But many people feel differently.

  7. lupine profile image73
    lupineposted 5 years ago

    It gives them something to do, it may be more of a social thing.

    1. profile image51
      kristiedianeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess we will never find out because none of those guys are answering this lol! I say "at least they are staying out of trouble" . I also believe that it's a competitive thing, guys are very competitive!

  8. Mazzy Bolero profile image80
    Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years ago

    Some people say sports games are like mock tribal battles and appeal to atavistic instincts (I knew I'd find a use for that word one day:) )  Certainly you would think so when you look at the behavior of British men at football (soccer) matches.  When you hear boys and men talk about a game in retrospect, they say "We did X ..... and then we did Y...." - it's all 'we' and 'us' as if they were actually on the team, not just sitting in front of the TV! It does seem a little like a tribal loyalty.

  9. Rosana Modugno profile image84
    Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years ago

    Actually, I know the answer.  It's because men have testosterone.  That manages their inclination to sports, watching adventure movies, driving fast, dangerous situations, etc.  Anything physical attracts them.  And this is why most women don't really care.  It's a form of release....while remaining PG 13.