The Rock /Jock Divide

Over the years we’ve come across quite a few rockers that have an alternating active/passive disdain for sports. (In case you’re new to this blog, big baseball fans over here.) We have always been intrigued by how uniquely American this phenomenon is. From the most truly indie of rockers to Johnny Rotten to Noel Gallagher, the Brits love their soccer, um, football big time. And every living, breathing, sentient Canadian man, woman and child worships hockey, regardless of class, ethnicity or economic bracket.

So what’s the deal here in the US? What’s the back-story on those rockers who hate sports? We’d really like to know. (And if it’s just a case of, “those dudes beat me up when I was in school”, we’ll be quite disappointed.) Any thoughts?