When talking about sports, it is sometimes important to take a serious tone and discuss the difficulties faced by these warriors everyday. Yes, they do play a game for a living and make millions doing so, but we mustn't hold that against them!
These men, brave and true, are forced to put tremendous strain (and sometimes chemicals) on their minds and bodies every day, and their turmoil should be recognized. Sports can have genuine allegory to real-life struggle, and often represents, quite eloquently, human mortality and the fundamental struggle we all embody as we work to survive to another day.
It is living, breathing, moving art, offering guidance and reprieve from the monotony of existence.
And sometimes, guys get hit in the groin...