I think the stereotype is thought of post college. Truthfully, most of you who do live in the basement of your parents are at the age you belong there. The problem is post college your free time should shrivel up quite a bit. If you are studying these stats to the level you were when you were younger, people will question what kind of life you have.
2 of the biggest sport junkies I know are in my family. One has kids and works an hour away from his home and in no way has the time analyze at the level you all do. The other is a doctor putting in 50-60hrs/week and no kids. He records all the games he wants to watch and fast forwards through them. Even he doesn't have the time to break things down like some do.
I do find it funny how you all laugh about it all. The VAGINA joke was great.
Last edited by thefeckcampaign; 04-10-2012 at 08:51 AM.
Originally Posted by Crucis
Parity is about equality of opportunity, not equality of results.
I have a family (wife and kid), couple of rental houses, two businesses that I run which put me in charge of other people's in various ways.
But I love baseball.
I honestly don't spend that much time on websites, and PSD. Just when I am on here, I am always posting. I don't spend any time just reading or anything like that.
I also delegate like a boss (SNL reference). When I got married and had a kid, I needed to do something to remain social instead of going out all the time and drinking, so I came to the internet to talk about baseball. I never posted online when I was in college or around that age. When you get married and have kids, you aren't as social as you used to be, just keep the close friends with you. It's an adjustment, but being on PSD allows me to be somewhat social. The only reason I like sabr-metrics is because.....well math makes sense. It's quite stupid to ignore advanced mathematics in any field. It's just ignorant to ignore this stuff if it's readily available to you. If you don't take the time to learn, there is no shame in that. It's the people that want to discuss baseball a lot that are aware this stuff exists and refuse to learn it. That's nothing but being ignorant.
I only work about 35-40 hours a week, I delegate almost all of my responsibilities, so if I'm not on here, I'm with my family.
I also don't play video games (other than OOTP some), I don't talk about other sports, or really have any other hobbies that I am involved with, and I don't really do other stuff like that.
Tonight, I'm working and watching the Cards game at home. So I will come on PSD and post and skim what other people read. I bet I don't spend more than an hour on here all together tonight. I'm also hanging with my kid, my wife, watching the Cards game, and reconciling a clients bank account.
It doesn't make me a loser just because I can post on an online forum efficiently.