It’s funny how your interest in a sports championship is not directly related to how good your team is.
Generally, the better your favorite team is, the more into the sport you are for a season. You’d think the playoffs/championship would work the same way. By that logic, First place team = it’s the most important thing ever and last place team = not interest as much.
If your team is one of the top two and playing in the championship, your interest is at an all-time high.
Super Bowl XLI (Bears) and XLIV (Saints)? Massive events I watched every second of, including about 11 hours combined of pre-game. I recorded every pitch of the 2000 World Series.
And your interest is high if your team is on the cusp of making the playoffs, but was the underdog all year long. You got into it, and now will watch the playoffs/championship dreaming of next year.
However, when your team is good, but loses the conference or league championship game or series… you really don’t give a crap who wins the championship.
Like how I didn’t watch a single pitch of the World Series in 1999 or 2007. And I turned on the Super Bowl this year about 10 minutes in, and was working on my laptop and barely paid attention.