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One malady many individuals succumb to is excessive dedication to sport. Frequently this is evidenced by a fixation on the progress of whatever sporting endeavor is underway, with almost total disregard for whatever might be going on elsewhere.

Once a woman engaged a repairman to fix her television. Just as he finished, the woman heard her husband's key in the lock.

"Hurry," she said to the repairman, "you'll have to hide. My husband is insanely jealous."

There was no time to run out the back door, so the repairman hid inside the TV console. The husband came in and plopped down in his favorite chair to watch some football. Inside the TV, the repairman was necessarily cramped and clearly getting hotter and hotter. Finally, unable to take anymore, he climbed out, marched across the room and out the front door.

The husband looked at the TV set, looked at his wife, looked back at the set again and said,

"I didn't see the referee send that guy off the field, did you?"