Going To Sporting Events As A Kid Vs. Going To Sporting Events In Your Twenties

Maturity doesn’t always come with age.

1. As a kid you spent the entire drive to the stadium too excited to sit still…

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2. Now you spend the whole drive bitching about traffic.

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3. Once you got into the parking lot you immediately wanted to get inside the stadium…

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4. Now, as a fiscally responsible adult, you get to the game early to drink your weight in cheep beer in the parking lot with strangers.

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5. You used to be laser-focused on getting a foul ball…

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6. Now your priorities have changed a bit.

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7. When you were a kid you wanted to get as close to the action as possible…

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8. Now you just want to make sure you can see the game.

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9. You used to be incredibly optimistic about the outcome of the game…

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10. Now, pessimism is basically your middle name.

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11. As a kid, getting on the Jumbotron is the coolest thing ever…

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12. Now you pray to god cameras don’t catch you doing something stupid.

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13. As a kid you wanted ice cream, peanuts, a hot dog, and the biggest soda — and you wanted it NOW…

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14. Now, you simply don’t understand why you can only buy two beers at a time.

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15. Kids always remember to wear their favorite jersey…

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16. Twentysomethings are lucky to remember a shirt.

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17. As a kid, doing the wave was the shit.

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18. Now? Not so much.

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19. As a kid, all you wanted was a picture with the mascot…

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20. Now, your attention has, um, shifted elsewhere.

Butts. It’s shifted to butts.

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21. This is how you used to support the team…

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22. Now you’re equally fueled by contempt for the opposition.

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But no matter how much older you get three things will never change:

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23. This is how you will always react to bullshit calls…

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24. This is how losing will always feel…

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25. And if you’re really lucky… this is how you’ll react when you win.

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