To Non-sports fans, caring about sports seems pointless.
Sports fans are sports fans because it’s entertaining.
Sports psychologists have a list of why people love sports:
Your confidence can't be at the whims of every point, game or set lost. Knowing how to remain calm, not feeling discouraged or frustrated throughout a match can make all the difference.
Nothing is more unnerving than playing someone who can not be discouraged, and refuses to lose no matter how far behind they get.