When I know the game outcome, I can’t even watch it.
You know what I mean?
This used to happen to me watching Texas Tech football every now and again.
I would get busy and record it.
Then, invariably, I would see the score somewhere on social media.
When I finally set down to watch the game, I would rarely make it longer than 10 minutes before turning it off.
Because after I knew the end, the entire thing just seemed like a waste of time.
The exception to this for me is movies.
When I read a one-sentence spoiler first, it’s like I can relax and enjoy the details of the story without stressing about the conclusion.
Or, maybe I’m just odd.
I sat with a pile of DVDs and watched every game the Bears played in 1985. A lot of it was boring. What makes a game exciting? The tension of anticipating the play that will bust open the piñata. Knowing the outcome kills everything.
-Rich Cohen, Monsters