I don't hate all pro-sports. At least on the pro level they're being paid to take part in the game. They've chosen to make that their career.
At the college level we're supposed to buy into this fiction that all the players are "student-atheletes" and they're just doing this on their free time apart from their studies.
Indeed, the illusion of the student athlete does only go so far. However, they are still not being paid and the majority of them are not deluded into believing they're on a likely road to the pros- so there is some personal glory, pride in alma mater, and love of the game there- but it is certainly far from pure.
I think part of my disinterest is that very fact that in the pros they are being paid to play "a game" which makes it, fundamentally, just another form of entertainment- and my awareness of the billion's of dollars generated by the professional fandom becomes funneled into the hands of the coddled John Rocker, Micheal Vick and Kenny Powers types is just a hideous thought. I'm sure there are plenty of decent guys in pro-sports, but for what they make they all should be. Couple that with strikes and negotiations disputes and watching "billionaires and millionaires" quibble over percentages and then sapping local municipal tax bases for new stadiums in urban areas that could really use the funds elsewhere and . . . well, you see where one might look upon professional sports entertainment with an annoyed if not bitter eye.
Lastly, in the South (especially in SEC country), pro-sports was considered the realm of the uneducated and/or blue-collar populous (with MLB being the lone exception) and that stigma is still there for those at the leading edge of gen X and older. It's a silly notion but one that just became engrained in the culture then- you were Auburn people, a Vols household or "house divided" 'gator and 'dawg family . . .etc.
The irony in this blue-collar vs alumni sports fan model is that going to a pro-event invariably costs more than a college event, by several fold. Sadly, most schools (my alma mater being one of the few exceptions) lose money with college sports, even football.
Can you tell I am bored out of my mind watching little girls scream and skate.