As many of us prepare to watch the Superbowl (including myself) take a moment to consider if you are one of the many men that need to cut back on their consumption of sports as entertainment.
As a general rule, men shouldn't be so wrapped up in other people's achievements. Excessive devotion to watching sports is pure beta territory. Of course I enjoy a good football game like the rest of us, but when you find yourself spending every Saturday watching college ball, Sunday watching NFL, Monday going over your fantasy football results, mid week planning your fantasy football trades, looking up stats, etc. it is way too much time wasted with no gain or self improvement.
It is hard to hear for some guys because it is so ingrained into the culture (much like excessive alcohol consumption, a topic for another time), but for real, take a step back and evaluate why you are so vested in this particular form of entertainment as if it is something more important. You wouldn't be proud to tell people you spent 20 hours each week watching Real Housewives, why is this different? You are not next in line for a head coaching position, you are not a team recruiter, you don't need to know the stats for some 19 year old kid playing college ball, none of it is important.
Are you one of the guys who talk about the games like they are on the team. Who is this "we" you refer too? Spending (wasting) hundreds of dollars on team jerseys doesn't mean you are on the team.
Imagine if you were to take half of your wasted sports viewing time and spend it towards learning a new skill, researching career opportunities, gaming your wife, or even (god forbid) PLAYING sports? Going to sporting events is a great time, lots of social interaction and fun to be had. Even following a particular team is fine, just don't be one of the hoards of men who let it dictate their life. At the superbowl party today, are you going to be the guy glued to the TV, watching every moment of every play like it is your job, or are you going to be with me and mingling, having a fun time, talking to new/interesting (especially attractive) people, and generally living an enjoyable life? And for god's sake, don't mope around like a child if your team loses.