There’s a lot in sport that can’t be seen with the naked eye, both the dirty and the desireable, but as with any ruthless business being packaged up and sold as escapism, the best entertainment comes when actors, organisers and media reliant on the credulity of fans take liberties now easily exposed on social media.
An acquired taste, if you have been brought up mostly on a diet of sports, since games tend to be played, for fun or money, in a quieter more cerebral environment. Until there is cheating, then it can be cards down and fists up. So still useful to have a few physical moves up your sleeve if things cut up rough.
That’s a thing that you’d like to replace your day job with because you enjoy it more, but you probably shouldn’t. It’s difficult. Lot’s of people make good money out of your hobby, and perhaps being a scuba diving instructor is more fun than being an accountant, but there are more accountants than divers for a reason.