Hunting wins hands down on this one. I am getting to the point where I care less about pro football all the time. There is too much bad sportsmanship, taunting, and silly celebrations happening there every year. We can't hunt on Sundays here in N.C., but I still don't watch much NFL.
I am a die-hard hockey fan though. That being said, there are 82 regular season games plus playoffs. I've been a season ticket holder for the Carolina Hurricanes since they moved here in '97. I even got to hold the Stanley Cup in '06 when they won. However, I give up my tickets ( I sit in the 5th row off the ice) to friends and business associates if it will interfere with a hunting trip...either deer or turkey. I often feed my tailgate gang bambi burgers when it is my turn to host. A couple well placed bullets will feed me, while football & hockey are entertainment and I could survive without either one. I played both sports and they helped keep me in good shape most of my life. Hunting feeds my belly and my spirit. The others are just games. Hunting is real & it matters.
The people who professional sports should matter the most to are the ones drawing a paycheck from it, be it parking lot attendants, food & T-shirt vendors, broadcasters, reporters, the team staff & to the athletes themselves.
Just how I see it.