Why do some people love sport and some hate it?
I love football, cricket, AFL and pretty much any sport but I live with a family who, largely, are unmoved by it.
Desmond Morris' "The Soccer Tribes" was the trigger that first got me interested in anthropology and to me, playing or watching sport feels like a perfectly natural re-enactment of ancient tribal behaviour. But clearly others seem to be turned off by such primeval urges and long for "high brow", more intellectual, artistic past times.
Waterside hypotheses of human evolution assert that selection from wading, swimming and diving and procurement of food from aquatic habitats have significantly affected the evolution of the lineage leading to Homo sapiens as distinct from that leading to Pan. (p118)
Kuliukas, A., Morgan, E. (2011). Aquatic scenarios in the thinking on human evolution: What are they and how do they compare?. In: Vaneechoutte, M., Verhaegen, M., Kuliukas, A. (2011). Was Man More Aquatic in the Past?