16 Reasons Sports Were More Fun as a Kid

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16 Reasons Sports Were More Fun as a Kid
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Who didn't want to grow up fast when they were a kid?

What 12-year-old didn't see the movie Big and leave the theater praying to find a terrifying fortune-telling machine so he could hit fast forward on time and just get to the adult stuff in life?

But I'm glad I never found that machine, because turns out, it's not all Porsche Boxsters and all-night Cheez Whiz parties on the other side.

Things just aren't the same as an adult, particularly in the world of sports. Nowadays, we can't watch a game without working ourselves into a frothing mess, and we can't play pick-up hoops without herniating a disc.

Those are just a few reasons sports were a lot more fun when we were kids, and the following list is an attempt to remember just how good us sports fans had it back when we were watching games in our Transformers pajamas.

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