Why do so many people participate in sporting events? If somebody wanted to just exercise, he would go to the gym. Sports are all about the competition. It is all about the thrill of competing with other players. When you watch a match from Wrigley field rooftop, why do you think players play the game? Do you think that they want to exercise? Not really. They do it to compete with others. Competition in sports is a factor that drives players into competing with one another. If sports were simply about exercising, I do not think that many people would be interested in them. What about you? What are your favorite sports? I have been a soccer fan for some time before I started being interested in basketball. I am not the tallest person in the world, so I prefer to play it casually.