One of America’s favorite distractions is sports. I’m personally partial to NFL footbal and NHL ice hockey, myself. I’ve been a Washington Redskins fan since I was in junior high, and I cheer for the Colorado Avalanche during hockey season, partly because I used to live in Colorado and partly because I currently live in Michigan. (Red Wings fans are constantly on my case about the Avs, which just fires me up even more. Silly, really.)
Anyway, I think that it’s important for everyone to let off some steam from time to time, and we probably need it more these days than ever before. If rooting for your favorite team does it for you, that’s great.