I have played games throughout my life. I think that this is the same for most people. I have also followed many sports which is true for many people but not all. Nowadays there is too much money invested in some sports but those sports where it is invested are very selective.
A great deal of invested money is derived from gambling but those that invest do so to make money and are not interested in sport. Some sports have become so money orientated that winning is the be all and end all. I used to follow rugby football but I do not now. The players are so big and bulky that the small fast players I liked to watch in the 1960s and 1970s are no longer evident. There seem to be more injuries these days because as they crash into each other more players are hurt. There was a time when sport was an enjoyable social pastime but sadly this does not seem as apparent as it used to be. But despite this the elements within it still make good story telling.
Whether the game you indulge in is sedentary (Board games, video and computer games) or physically active (football, athletics etc.) the intrinsic element of competiveness is stimulating. I included some of these elements in my novel, Gifford’s Games, written under the penname Jack Lindsey and hope that I have produced a narrative that is enjoyable to read.