I am, likely, all of the above.
I don't watch a lot of professional sports. I don't watch much television period, but if I'm going to watch sports, I enjoy hockey, basketball, and tennis. I have never cared for football, and I think I've only ever watched one game. Something is wrong when really fat guys get paid for being professional athletes. I don't begrudge anyone for enjoying their favourite sports. Lots of people I know hate hockey, and that's just fine with me.
It isn't the sports so much as the "professional" aspect of it that I'm not impressed with. When men making millions of dollars for the sole privilege of chasing a puck around the ice can go on "strike," there is something wrong. Seems to me those men and women who fought for the right to strike would laugh at some of the millionaries who go on strike today. They're not exactly striking for their personal safety.
Athletes who get exalted only to be deposed because of gambling, drug use, promiscuity, or whatever scandals come along the way simply reveal how easily we will idolize anything as long as it looks important or does something we can't do. Hey, I love watching Roger Federer play tennis, but I'm not going to make any assumptions about his morality; why do I care? He's entertaining me, not being my shrink or advisor. In these days of social media, we falsely think we "know" someone because we follow him on twitter and know when he's eating a bean burrito.
The fuss over what happened at the Superbowl (which I did not watch) seemed to me one of those, "Ho hum" moments. Superbowl; advertisers; men watching; Beyonce. What did we think would happen? It's not like they asked Mary Poppins to be the half time show. Yes, Beyonce is objectifying women; yes, it's promoting distorted sexuality, setting a bad example, and all that stuff. Why are we surprised? When the most memorable things about a sports event are the commercials, I think we know what the priority is, and I don't think it's sportsmanship.
I don't expect anything from secular culture that it cannot deliver. We are not living in a Christian society. It's post-Christian, so why are we surprised when a woman gets up in front of millions of people to offer what she's selling: herself? Isn't that how Beyonce makes her living? What did people expect? Not only did she get to disgust thousands of people watching; she also got to promote herself even more. Is that not the business she is in?
The Superbowl and the commercial venture that professional sports has become feeds the journalists, gives people something to talk about at the water cooler or on social media. But I'm not kidding myself; it's really not about the love of the game anymore. If you want the love of the game, I suggest you watch high school sports, or even a buch of 10 year old boys play soccer. That's the love of the game.