There have been various points in my life where I've engaged in professional sports fandom, though it has never been a passion. Tonight is the first game of the NBA finals, with the Cavs again playing Golden State, and I go into it pretty much assuming that Cleveland will not win. I'm not a hater or anything, it's just... history.
Cleveland sports fans are nuts. While I've only lived in two other major metros, I have to admire the dedication and persistence of Cleveland fans. But that's also why I think I don't engage at that level. I mean, you get burned enough times, you kind of give up. The Indians have been to the World Series, the Cavs to the finals countless times, and the Browns... well, they've been to some conference finals (I don't remember when). That borders on mental abuse. And that makes Cleveland fans masochists, especially the Browns fans.
Here in Orlando, nobody cares about the Magic. The Solar Bears I think play minor league hockey. People are pretty excited about Orlando City Club though, and they did OK the last couple of years, if not awesome. Soccer makes me want to take a nap. I just don't get it.
I do wish I cared more. I'd like to go to some Magic games, because I do enjoy the arena atmosphere. Simon doesn't do well in there, unfortunately. I suppose I should be thankful that pro sports aren't a big deal to me. That might be an expensive hobby.