I have zero interest in college sports but the problem with criticizing them is that the alternative isn’t hanging out at the library or going to a coffe-shop with friends. The alternative is staring stupidly at a screen. At least, at a game they are surrounded by other people, feeling united in a shared emotion.
All these criticisms of college sports fandom or Greek life made sense before smartphones became as ubiquitous as they are now. People need to wake up, notice the transformations brought by the technological revolution, and figure out that sports games and sororities are among the better options.