But they acted surprised that some people take a week's holiday to watch snooker, and that the same people were in the same seats every year.
I've come across this attitude before. Nobody would think it unusual if a person went to every home game of their local football team. So, why are people surprised when it's snooker?
The BBC have made several factual gaffes on commentary this tournament, indicating that nobody on commentary cares about snooker if it's not on the beeb. They talk about golf more, and even last year John Virgo admitted he'd rather be watching racing than a Crucible semi-final.
Even on forums, people often compare what's happening in snooker to what Nadal/Federer or Ronaldo/Messi are doing. Or talk about what we can "learn" from darts.
I'm not saying don't like other sports, obviously. But am I alone in noticing an inherent inferiority complex in this sport?
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