"You can call it bollocks if you want"
yep, certainly is
"I feel pride when my son or daughter learn something new, especially when it was from me - or when I personally achieve something that was previously beyond my capabilities."
I too share these sentiments when my daughter learns something new or I achieve a personal goal, both feelings that are very individual to me and my family. Obviously, sport isnt more important than either of these, but instead relates to a sense of collective good, comaraderie, team spirit and community - all facets of life that complement our own individuality, goals and aspirations. By the sounds of your post, you have never experienced any of these feelings, perhaps never been part of a team or a close knit community or looked beyond the four square walls of your life.
"I suppose the "Sports Fans" (if thatís the correct term) of this world have no sense of achievement in their own lives so have to borrow it from other people they donít even know."
What planet are you on? No one on here would claim to have been part of the England cricket success (although the supporters surely helped in some way) but that doesnt mean we cant be happy for and proud of our sporting representatives when they achieve results (especially against the odds). The fact that I've never met the team doesnt change this one bit..As for having no sense of achievement in our own lives and borrowing others achievements -are you for real? Read what the most succesful England rugby captain of all time (very much an achiever) had to say about the cricket and then take a look here, where I would suggest your opinion would be a lone voice (something I get the feeling you're quite used to)
"I donít understand how you can feel pride in a strangers achievements you had nothing to do with.
Is your head really so far up your own arse that you need someone to explain this in simple terms?