Popular Post Coconuts Posted August 18, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted August 18, 2022 Wasn't too sure where to put this so off-topic it goes. Obviously this is a Canucks forum so we're all sports fans here on some level, but I've been pondering the other side of deeply invested fandom for a while now. The taking steps back, the not following it as closely, the not reading, investing in, or watching as much. Or the simply giving the up hockey or sports bits. I've had friends who used to be hardcore Canucks fans step back to following it more casually, I've had other friends who've just given up the sport or other sports entirely. I'm curious as to what people's experiences here have been regarding this subject, not just strictly with hockey but with sports fandom in general. I've been thinking about it for a month or so now as I've spent a lottt of time here, other forums, and either glued to my phone, laptop, or TV consuming hockey content over the years. I'm questioning the time investment, particularly with my beginning my bachelors of social work in September. It doesn't really have anything to do with the team, the players, the direction, or any of that so much as the return on the time I've been putting in. And it's been a lottttt of time between the reading and discussion. Within the last couple months I gave up a hobby that I'd spent at least a little bit of time on every day for at least the last five years, it was a mobile game that'll end in September, but breaking the consumption habit was a lot easier than I thought it'd be and now I've turned my eyes to hockey because that's something I've put even more time into. I haven't been round the last week, I've just casually peeked at reddit now and again to see what's going on around the league and I've enjoyed it. I wasn't sure I'd come back. Still haven't decided. Take me back a couple years and I'd never have considered it, but the reality is I go down rabbit holes and lose chunks of time before I realize how much I've lost on a regular basis. So yeah, I dunno. I enjoy hockey, I enjoy engaging with Canucks content, but maybe I'd enjoy investing that time elsewhere more. Surely some of you think about and experience this as well? 1 8 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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