We like to argue. We’re sports fans.
It’s in our blood, just like Dexter Morgan’s Dark Passenger. We hear Stephen A./Skip Bayless/random fan on the street make a claim we vehemently disagree with, and the unstoppable need to debate and berate bubbles within us.
Our need to debate can’t be tamed,but that doesn't mean that it isn't annoying.
Sports arguments are inherently infuriating. They keep you up at night, and they make you question your relationships with the most important people in your life. How can you remain friends with someone who chooses LeBron over MJ? Or someone who believes in the BCS over the playoff system? Or someone who thinks golf or NASCAR requires athleticism?
But knowing that these debates are annoying doesn’t mean they're going to stop anytime soon. In fact, the more annoying, the longer the shelf life.
Here’s a list of the 20 most annoying debates in sports. Read at the risk of your own blood pressure.