I’m sure my spouse isn’t the only nerd who loves sports but doesn’t play them. He can live vicariously through athletes while yelling at the television, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. When he feels the need to participate, he’ll break out the sports video games. I used to think that watching sporting events on TV was pretty boring, but that was before I got to watch fake sporting events on TV. As though the game wasn’t long and boring enough, there are options to setup before and after the game. My husband can spend hours fiddling with the options of the game.
I’ve actually tried playing a few of these games with him, but I have no idea what the buttons do. So, I’ll just randomly push buttons until something happens. Otherwise, I like to try and knock down the referees. On occasion, I might score on accident, which infuriates my husband because I never try in the first place.