Upfront, I am a huge golf fan. I would watch every second of every major if they would show it on television. Which they don’t and that annoys me to no end. Do they not show every second of every NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL playoff game on television. But on the 4 biggest events of the year in golf, you only get a few hours a day. Dumb. But I digress. I get it, a bunch of people don’t like golf. It can be a little boring on TV if you don’t know the ins and outs of the game. But I also came to recognize a trend amongst some people as well. They only care about sports during 1 season.
In Kentucky world, this often will be basketball season of course. But there are a few football-only fans in this state as well. I am just surprised at the amount of fans who only care about 1 sport or the other. I can understand ENJOYING one sport more than the other, but to completely ignore the other major sport at the schools seems a little disingenuous to me. Not to try and pit one fan against another, but I can see a legitimate argument being made that one fan is a “better” fan for supporting all sports at Kentucky, or at least the major ones.
Secondarily, what do you say to people who are extremely passionate about one sport and don’t care about the other against a person who simply supports both teams but is not passionate about either? Does supporting UK year-round matter in terms of who is the better fan? Can you respect a fan who just doesn’t like/enjoy/support either the football or basketball team? Just some food for thought and hopefully a good discussion on this Monday morning.