LOL on the guy who told you you didn’t belong. Like he just descended from Mt. Sinai with the Press Booth Tablets.
I actually had press passes for several years, and I remembering it dawning on me: “This isn’t really very fun.” I recall a lot of sadly needy guys trying to out-knowledge each other. And some wonderful people, to be sure. But yeah. Not fun.
What’s the point of following or watching sports if it’s not fun or, at least, communal?