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Over the long haul, watching sports on TV is INFINITELY more appealing for me than being there.
(OTOH, maybe that's because I haven't been to that many big games in person.)
But, if you take away the 'I-was-there" factor, which leads to 8 million people swearing they were there for Carlton Fisk's World Series home run etc, I don't think my sensibility on this is that far out of the mainstream.
Especially for those of us who have a life and find it a lot easier to catch 3-4 games on a weekend and still be able to work, get with our friends and honeys, go to church and even score some high quality REM.
I will admit to crying just listening to the radio once as the Lions, led by QB Scott Mitchell, snatched victory from defeat in a second-to-last-game-of-the- season-elimination-from-playoffs game against the Vikings in the late 90's when a booted game sealing chip shot by Eddie Murray gave us one...last...chance. Of course Scott Mitchell cried too.
That wasn't cool.