What You Can Do to Make Match Day More Exciting

Written by TrevStone

If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely familiar with the excitement of matchday rolling around, especially when the teams involved are teams that you’re passionate about. In this case, you might not need much more to get excited about, but, unfortunately, they can’t all be winners, and sometimes you might be looking for a bit of help getting you into the right mindset.

It might be that you want to be more switched on throughout the entire season of whichever sport you’re thinking about watching, involving yourself in every facet of it, meaning that you might have to try and show some support for the teams you normally wouldn’t pay much mind to. This can be a slog, but there are ways to get more involved.

Make it an Event

Turning a regular old game day into a big event isn’t something you’re always going to be able to do. Sometimes you’ll have work on the day or the next day, sometimes people just won’t be free, and sometimes you just won’t be in the mood. However, when the stars align, you could use the upcoming game as an excuse to gather your like-minded, sports-enthusiast friends in order to celebrate the game with a social gathering. Not only would this help you to feel more excited about the day of the game, but the sense of comradery during the game itself might lead you to develop a positive association with the playing teams.

If you want some ideas to help you form the event itself, just think about how you would normally have fun in a social setting. Get some drinks involved, perhaps fire up a barbecue if it’s the right weather for it. If you find yourself feeling the gaming spirit, you could even unwind by playing a few games of your own. Visiting online casinos such as could lead you to the kind of fun that you’re looking for and could help you lean further into that relaxed state of mind that you’re looking for.

Start Having Post-Game Discussions

It’s strange how much you might find that your enjoyment of a random sports game could be improved simply by having the ability to talk about it with your friends. While you might already know this from doing so with the games involving teams that you’re more passionate about, you might find that the level of detachment gained by discussing games you’re more emotionally distant from to be a refreshing change of pace.

Calling or talking to your friends after the game finishes is one way to do this, but you could also meet up with your friends and spend time with them while also watching the game. If they feel the same way that you do about the teams involved, you don’t even have to pay much attention throughout, and the day can take on a more relaxed form. While this is similar to making an event out of the day, this is more laid back and can be fit easily into your schedule.

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Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 24 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.