Sport leagues and players fighting 'systematic racism'

Slightly off topic - something I was thinking of today.

Up until about the 50s sport was much more local. My local football team regularly had about 10-25% of the town turn up for games. And all the players were local. And all the players in the opposition were likely local. Now only about 2% of the town turns up to watch players who are mostly from somewhere else; playing in [Company Name] League at the [Company Name] FC.

Sport is now a nothing. I never watched much, but I became so bored of the same clubs always winning, flush with big money without a single player from their home town. In school there was a handful of national clubs no one had any connection to who everyone supported.

This trend runs heavily through society. The big man down the coal mine would have had his options open with ladies and be married of to a lithe, young, feminine girl. Now many of those same girls are diverting their attention to some DJ from the big city, or some F-list celeb who slipped into their DMs.

Same with corporates.
Everything you say is correct. It is a trend in society.

That said, sports is about male bonding. It's about you and your buddies. It's about rooting men to where they grew up. It's about tying generations together. Chucking out sports because it's cucked is like chucking out religion because some preacher kneeled to black people. We live in a sick society, so our institutions are sick. We need to work to fix our institutions, not murder them.

Whether they're black or not really makes no difference. It's not any worse than the Europeans who lose their fucking minds over soccer matches.

The worst of it is people who become emotionally attached to "their" team and will base their entire mood around how their team performs. Some fans even start riots if their team loses (or wins). It's particulary stupid when you consider that teams don't really represent anything, since the players are traded around like commodities and the home city the team supposedly represents rarely contains actual players from that city - and even if it did, who the fuck cares?

I have always cringed that sports talk is so closely associated with masculinity and is almost a default subject to talk about. Because I don't partake in any of it, this has ruined friendships for me in the past, and I can't wait until this shit dies.
You'd rather ruin friendships that make even the most token effort to follow the local team? And people wonder how our society became so atomized.
 

budoslavic

Peacock
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Unrelated to NBA, but related to "systemic racism" sham in professional sports. The NFL plan to raise awareness on "systemic racism" this upcoming season.

"Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," traditionally known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the league is considering a variety of other measures during the upcoming season to recognize victims of police brutality, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.

The song would be performed before "The Star-Spangled Banner," the source said. The NFL's season opener is scheduled for Sept. 10, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans.

Having recently displayed increased awareness about the problems of systemic racism, the NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering listing the names of victims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys. The NFL also may produce educational programs about victims, among other plans.

Early last month, commissioner Roger Goodell in a video admitted that the league had erred in how it handled peaceful NFL player protests of police brutality and systemic oppression. Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that Black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law.

Also in June, the league revealed plans to increase its social justice footprint by pledging to donate $250 million over a 10-year period.

The league hopes its efforts demonstrate "a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard," the source wrote in a text message. "This is key to educating fans, and becoming a prominent voice in the fight to end racism."


NFL is pathetic.

 

Matianus

Sparrow
Unrelated to NBA, but related to "systemic racism" sham in professional sports. The NFL plan to raise awareness on "systemic racism" this upcoming season. But it gets worse.




In normal times, I would believe the decision to saturate sports with cultural propaganda would be detrimental to ratings, and therefore, revenue for the league. However, with so many people bored at home and with little else to do other than consume entertainment, the league might get away with it as those put off by this obvious CNN-style programming may choose to look the other way and continue to watch sport games.
 

budoslavic

Peacock
Gold Member




Sen. Kelly Loeffler, co-owner of Atlanta Dream, objects to WNBA's social justice plans
The Georgia senator disagrees with WNBA's ideas to support 'Black Lives Matter'
Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. Senator running for reelection in Georgia, is not happy with the WNBA’s plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

Loeffler sent a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, asking her to forget about the plans for players to wear warmup jerseys with “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name.” Instead, she asked for all uniforms and apparel to have the American flag on it.

“The truth is, we need less — not more — politics in sports. In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote,” Loeffler wrote. “And now more than ever, we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports.”

A co-owner of the Dream since 2011, Loeffler said that she wasn’t consulted about the league’s new social justice policy.

Engelbert issued a statement in response to Loeffler in a statement.

“The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment of all people and we, along with the teams and players, will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice," the commissioner said. "Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not served as a Governor of the Atlanta Dream since October 2019 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team.”

The WNBA players union put out a tweet Tuesday saying “E-N-O-U-G-H! O-U-T!” in response.

The league announced on Monday that players would wear special uniforms during the opening weekend that had Breonna Taylor's name on the back of them.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, was shot eight times by plainclothes Louisville police officers serving a narcotics search warrant on March 13. No drugs were found. Her family and protesters around the country have called for swift action against the officers who shot Taylor.

The league is considering ways to recognize other women who have died because of alleged police brutality or racial violence — including Vanessa Guillen and Sandra Bland.

The jersey idea was first publicly put forth by Las Vegas Aces forward Angel McCoughtry, who starred for the Dream before signing with Las Vegas in the offseason. Players have the option to just wear the uniforms opening weekend or throughout the season.

 

Monty_Brogan

Woodpecker
Gold Member
The only sport I watch with some enjoyment these days is Golf, even thought the pros are even more overpaid than your standard NBA, NFL player etc. But Golf is a game of patience and skill and is more ancient than any other modern sports, and is fun to play with friends and be outdoors.

Golf ......overpaid? You don't get how hard is it to make it onto the PGA and the grind it takes?

But agree with all else.
 
I boycott close to everything in life, because almost all life is moronic woke bs.

I could never understand ascetics. Why would you choose to live a life deprived of every pleasure.

I am now beginning to understand those ascetics. If the material world is increasingly of the devil, then it is simply better to go without.
 

Douglas Quaid

Kingfisher
The only sport I watch with some enjoyment these days is Golf, even thought the pros are even more overpaid than your standard NBA, NFL player etc. But Golf is a game of patience and skill and is more ancient than any other modern sports, and is fun to play with friends and be outdoors.

Golf is great. I'm starting to get into tennis as well. Unfortunately all sports will have muh social justice these days, but the PGA Tour and ATP Tour aren't nearly as obnoxious as the NFL/NBA. Even the NHL and MLB are starting to get on my nerves.

What's also great about golf and tennis is learning more about the game as you watch better players, and trying to improve on your game. Watching them is more productive than the usual sportsball. The players are also usually more likeable in my opinion.
 

PrtSc

Sparrow
Sports are fine when you're actually doing them. Nothing wrong with getting together with a few friends to kick a ball around, shoot hoops, whatever. But watch other men get paid million of dollars to play sports while sitting on my ass? Absolutely not. Better to get up and exercise yourself or do something productive. If you need some down time, read a book, write out thoughts, watch a video that will teach you a new skill, etc. Watching sports, playing video games, watching degenerate TV/movies are all off the list of activities I'll do. I did some of that in the past and I realize now what a waste of time it was.
 

Jestx

Robin
Some really earth shattering revelations about BLM there Kelly. Now people will definitely start to really see what this is all about.

I am no fan of Loeffler as she's the typical neo-con, fake "conservative" who serves big business interests and basically bought her Senate seat. But isn't she so far one of the few prominent GOP members actually aggressively pushing back against BLM in public? The rest of these losers were ready to sign "police reform" ASAP because they were scared of BLM protesters and rioting anarchists.
 

eradicator

Peacock
Gold Member
I am no fan of Loeffler as she's the typical neo-con, fake "conservative" who serves big business interests and basically bought her Senate seat. But isn't she so far one of the few prominent GOP members actually aggressively pushing back against BLM in public? The rest of these losers were ready to sign "police reform" ASAP because they were scared of BLM protesters and rioting anarchists.

Let’s be clear: most of the cucks in the Republican Party are ok with defunding the police because they get to keep their private security force, paid for by the taxpayers
 
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