I have a friend who lives, eats and breathes sports. In the spring and summer, he is consumed by the Phillies; in the fall and winter, it's the Eagles, the Flyers and the Sixers. He can rattle off statistics about guys who play these sports which could make your head spin.
I have another friend who watches every NASCAR race that comes down the pike.
Around here, it's pretty typical. You go to a tavern and there are a dozen TVs playing some kind of sports event. A lot of the times, people are just glued to the TVs and no conversation is going on.
Do these people have no lives or is it something deeper?