We here at Sportsideo believe in sports for many, many different reasons. None may be greater than what we saw yesterday during the championship games that went down during the NFL’s conference champion deciding weekend.
Sunday January 22nd saw adults and children, men and women, strangers and friends, all tied together because of one single bond; their love for sports. To a larger extent, their love for a single team.
When we say we love sports, some people mean it other ways. Some express it to a larger extent than others do. It may be a t-shirt, hat, jersey, tattoo, sweater, scarf and so on. It can be by knowing more about that team than any other person. It can be yelling at the TV screen, cursing the quarterback after an incompletion, throwing popcorn in the air after your kicker makes a field goal (or misses, depending on who you were rooting for).
The one thing we all learned yesterday, and have learned many times before and will continue to learn in the future is this: Sports are a good thing. For three hours a day, people forget about the hectic, stressful life in the office (even if those three hours are more stressful than any presentation or conference call we have ever had). We join our friends, family, colleagues and many times, strangers, in a bar, restaurant, apartment or house and watch a game.
We high five, debate the last play, and hopefully, relish in the excitement of a score more than the opposing group of strangers we are going up against.
At Sportsideo, we believe this is what brings people together. Games like yesterday’s conference championships show us that we all need a little sports in our life. Whether it is playing it, watching it, coaching it or scouting it. Sometimes we help others heal after one has played their sport. Other times we motivate others to try harder in their sport; to excel at their sport.
Sportsideo track’s over 100 different sports. It’s a sign that sports are a backbone of human life. While one person may say they aren’t an athlete, they still may be a recreational runner and to us, that is your sport.
Sports keep us going. Whether they wake you up in the morning with a 6 a.m. jog or they get you out of the office as your flag football game is set to start at 7 tonight. Sports take us away from late evening conference calls to go coach our child’s little league game. And most importantly, they bring us together during hard times.
In two weeks, for one more time during the 2011 season, football will bring all of us together. They will let us forget about the week that was and they will let us embrace our friends, families, colleagues and those strangers you haven’t quite met yet.
Sports will always bring us together.