There's nothing quite like sports to get a bunch of self-identified nerds to start competing about who can be the most ignorant.
- If you value knowledge (doubly so for obscure or trivial knowledge) it seems ridiculously petty to start arbitrarily deciding some knowledge is Good and some knowledge is Bad.
- Really, people: football, basketball, and hockey are no more similar than Halo, Warcraft, and Civ.
- I don't see how it's possible to stay in touch with local current events (that will affect your life much more directly than national ones) without hearing about the two or three local favorite teams. Failure to at least recognize those shows that you're either out of touch entirely, or willfully ignorant (see first point).
(Not prompted by anything in particular, just a thing I've been noticing...)