Not caring about the Super Bowl doesn’t make you cool

There are very few things that make me angry in this world. The list includes things like bad wifi connections, Zayn Malik not being my boyfriend and the fact that Chipotle makes a big deal of it when you ask for the cilantro-free rice. There is one thing that surpasses all of those things and that is when people intentionally hate something everyone else loves. Specifically, when people act like they’re too good for the Super Bowl.

We all know that person. They make a big deal about not watching the game. They’ll probably bring up the fact that they don’t know who is playing or when the game is. They’ll say it in a way that makes you feel stupid for caring about a football game.

I do not understand this person. It is 2015. Stop it. You know who is playing and you know when the game is.

This person just wants to feel good about himself or herself, which is fine. What’s not fine is that he or she wants you to feel bad about yourself for liking something popular.

I’m not going to lie. I don’t care that much about the Super Bowl. I’ll probably watch it, and I’ll probably root for the team with the hottest players because I know absolutely nothing about either of the teams. But what I’m not going to do is sit around and make fun of people who care.

I think it’s awesome that people are passionate about sports. Millions of people have found confidence through playing on a team and entertainment through rooting for their favorite team. Why else would there be so many ESPN channels?

What I’m trying to say is this: don’t put people down for liking something because you want to seem cool. Stop caring about what other people think about your opinion. In the words of the great Tina Fey, “Do your thing and don’t care if they like.”

You can like sports or you can hate sports. No one cares. Just stop trying to make a big deal out of it. Enjoy your football game or enjoy celebrating Harry Styles’ birthday. Whatever you’re doing, enjoy it. And don’t try to take away someone else’s joy for your own personal gain.

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