Football Manager, previously known as Championship Manager, or just Champo, is a computer game in which you manage a football club.
1.This is your reaction when someone says "it's just a game".
2.You consider your 18 league titles a HUGE personal achievement.
3.You cheered this bit in The Inbetweeners.
4.You don't care when people point out (correctly) that you are essentially spending days and days just doing football admin.
5.You have seen a new day dawn while still trying to get Wolves promoted far too many times.
6.You know you have a problem when the in-game calendar says the year is 2032, as one writer confessed in The Guardian:
But my playing got progressively more regular. I was going out less and less. I started putting on my pyjamas as soon as I got home from work. I dreamt about it. My flatmate told me that I had to sort it out. I knew what I had to sort out, I had a very tricky League Cup tie against Ipswich coming up and didn't have time to chat.
It dawned on me that I had been playing too long when I found myself in the first game of the 2032 season facing up to a team containing Michael Owen's son. There is an in-game function that cruelly tells you how long you have been playing. I tentatively opened it up: 127 hours. I knew I had to stop.