I am not a watcher of sports. Most I find rather boring, so, being a free person I choose to spend my time doing things other than watching them. I don't hate sports or have any other negative feelings about them, but my attempts at becoming a spectator have proven that it's not for me. But several experiences in my life have shown that this disinterest is not typical. Today I was sitting in a place with a public TV. I don't watch TV, so I was not really watching what was on. A man walked in and asked "who won the game?" It hadn't been on, so I replied, "I don't know." His eyes became wide, his mouth gaped a little, and he seemed truly surprised, and he said "you didn't watch the game?" Earlier, a man had walked in, gestured to the TV and asked "is this the game?" It wasn't, so my reply was "no." He immediately seemed agitated, and asked "this is what you're watching?" I wasn't watching it, and also had no control of the TV, so I just shrugged. The man angrily turned to leave, loudly muttering something including expletives I can't repeat here, but his sentiment seemed to be I can't believe you're watching stupid cartoons. As someone who's attention has never been captivated by football, these emotional responses to its lack of exhibition seem disproportionate to me. But, because of what happened today, I am now curious: Are these responses normal or reasonable? How do you feel when you can't watch football?