Sports are fun, or supposed to be, anyway. A diversion. This is the sort of life they’re supposed to be a diversion from. Real work. Sports-watching has become attenuated over the years. Because there’s so much money and fame in it, playing games professionally has nudged out and replaced the reason for its existence, which is the amusement of people who need to plop themselves in a chair at the end of a long day. Even if it is a barstool. Cradle to grave, playing sports is considered a world unto itself.
If I could bet on the oil rig worker in the video, I would. I suppose I am, in a way, because I’m driving around in a car, and I need what he’s drilling for. If I could cheer for him, I would. I suppose I am, by posting this video.