The basic anser would be they watch sports for the entertainment value. Which would be the same as saying to fill [spare] time or to fill in time that would be spent doing nothing. Some people may watch a sporting event to keep track of a particular player they may personelly know, or a team on wich they use to be a player. Others may watch sports because their jobs are part of the process such as sports columnist or coaches, or advertisers. Others may watch sports to keep current on statistics win/losses for gambling purposes. It's a vicarious thrill of being on the side of the "winners". Long ago, battles were a matter of life and death, with "our guys" having a serious interest in winning. If "our guys" lost, generally the men were killed and the town looted. If "our guys" were the winners, they got to do the looting and killing. Back then it was all participation sports. Everybody played, and everybody had a serious interest in the outcome. Today, we have "civilized" our thirst for victory, and focus our efforts into team sports. When our team wins some still get the sense of satisfaction from the victory. Others are far more removed from the events and we recognize it for what it is: a bunch of testosterone infused jocks being overpaid for our entertainment. They don't really DO much for society other than make some of the audience feel like winners because of their emotional ties to the team, usually through regional proximity.
40% - 64% of people watch sports
If a person loves to watch sports, that means their normal.
Infinitly people watch sports because sports bring wining spirit to the people.
There are millions of people in the world who watch college sports. There are hundreds of thousands of sports fans in the United States alone.
People like sports because they think it is facanating to watch and do!
The average Americans the watch sports are two hours
Spectator sports are sports that many people find entertaining to watch.
98% of all people worldwide watch wrestling instead of other sports.
Hockey is one
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People like to watch dangerous sports because they like the suspense that it gives them if we didn't have that we would just be boring people doing nothing.
watch a sports then watch a sports news
they didnt watch unless they were at the game... They listened to the radio if they couldent get in
60 percent of the people, in Australia, watch sports on television. The most popular sport watch is soccer. World Cup soccer has the highest ratings of any sports.
People like to watch and participate in sports. Equipment for the sport is sold, tickets to watch the sport are sold, and many people are employed as a result of sports.
Between Nascar, Football and Basketball alone, hundreds of thousands of people watch sports. In 2007 alone, 139 million people from 232 countries tuned in to watch the superbowl. In 2009 it was more like 141 million.
people could afford to watch the sports in the early 1920's