I care more about the outcome of the health care vote than the Badger game, but I definitely prefer to watch the latter.
A victory in health care will be good, but passage will nevertheless symbolize all the pointless compromises that Democrats had to make along the way. It will remind me of Sen. Joe Lieberman, who, despite supporting the concept of public health care his entire career, decided that he could not in good conscience support a public option. It will remind me of the dozens of Democrats who refused to support "taxpayer funding for abortions," as if that is not the status quo that they support everyday when they seek funds for medicaid in their states.
Whatever the conclusion of the health care vote, it will demonstrate how nonsensical the American political process is. It will illustrate how greatly members of Congress value their miserable, pathetic seats, and how so many of them have delusions of one day holding greater political power. How sad.
In contrast, the Badgers game will be a worthwhile experience no matter what the outcome. I'll be very disappointed if they lose, the disappointment will not prevent me from watching another Badgers game in the future. It will not make me less likely to pay attention to basketball in the future.