Q: Charles, what’s your opinion on professional soccer? I’ve got friends who absolutely hate it, curse it whenever they see it on TV. I’ve got others who think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve never played, but I find myself getting sucked in when it’s on TV now, especially when it’s one of the really good European teams. Is there something wrong with me?
— A Soccer Lover in Chester
A: Dude, there’s no law that says you have to like what your friends like. That’s why there’s bacon-flavored soda. I happen to like watching soccer, although I admit I’m not as fanatical about it as our European and South American brothers and sisters. I don’t understand why people would curse it. Just don’t watch it if you hate it. But when you see a championship match on TV with a hundred thousand fans in the stands and each team represents its country and culture it’s a pretty cool experience. But, hey, if you don’t like to watch soccer on TV just change the channel to some other sport. Even better, go get some exercise.