that is common for the guys that played at a high level in college or a short time in the pros
they can't handle watching it anymore because it depresses them, their career didn't turn out as well as they hoped or expected, they see other guys living the life they lost out on and instead have to work a regular job like the rest of us
guys that just played in high school and excelled don't hate it as adults
Look at these former athletes and now fans. They were the pick of the litter I bet when they "played sports".
Check out this former All Star Team now fans.
Elite former athletes right here: