Spectator or Recreational Sports?

I don't see many threads regarding local rec teams or watching your favorite college / pro teams. Just a thing where there's not a lot of sports fans here?
 

Mountaineer

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Discussing sports is a waste of time and a massive distraction. It's a cloud similar to porn. I don't see how it can benefit a woke forum like this.
 

kel

Pelican
I've never cared for sports, and professional sports have completely crawled up their own ass it seems, but lately I do have a sort of respect for what spectator sports provide people, as I said here:

I read an article once about sports teams, despite the cringe celebrity worship around them, being one of the last "local" and "real-time" things out there. Globalism has made everywhere the same and everything available for consumption on demand, but still mostly people specifically root for their city's team, and the event is mostly consumed live so you can be a part of the conversation the next day at work.

Still, I just can't get into televised sports, personally.
That doesn't justify the embarrassing phenomenon of grown men arguing about twitter drama and deciding which man's name they want to spend $120 to wear on their back, but at the bottom of it, beneath all that, I think there's a relatively positive foundation.
 

Er Miqué

Pigeon
Playing sports is way better than watching them. People should play a good game at least one time in their lives. The emotion of competition in real life is quite good: it makes you feel alive.
 
I've never cared for sports, and professional sports have completely crawled up their own ass it seems, but lately I do have a sort of respect for what spectator sports provide people, as I said here:



That doesn't justify the embarrassing phenomenon of grown men arguing about twitter drama and deciding which man's name they want to spend $120 to wear on their back, but at the bottom of it, beneath all that, I think there's a relatively positive foundation.
I only wear jerseys of people who are older than me (I'm in my mid 30s now so mostly throwbacks). I think it's fine to look back fondly on your childhood heroes. That's my middle of the road opinion on the "whether it makes you a bitch to wear sports jerseys" debate.

And you're right that the communal aspects of spectator sports is valuable to society.
 
Discussing sports is a waste of time and a massive distraction. It's a cloud similar to porn. I don't see how it can benefit a woke forum like this.
Porn is always damaging to the consumer.

A male with a properly ordered life (God, family, community, self improvement in that order) can enjoy spectator sports consumption at a healthy level. I speak as someone who did mistakenly place sports fandom at the top of the list for a few years in my mid to late 20s. I know the difference.
 
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