I am sorry, but what you mean by a "sports nut" is something like 80% of the USA population. I guess you don't take interest in any sports at all.
Next onto the news, I am a big politics buff, and I like to receive news from as many sources as possible. Only then I can start seeing the big picture on the international news front. On the surface, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, BBC, RT, and Al Jazeira and many others are entirely subservient to the elites that control them. On the other hand, after skimming through a few of them you get a nice picture of the events that the internet won't always deliver. Moreover, what sort of news can internet show me as I am cooking something in the kitchen? Don't understand the importance of regular TV news.