Sport leagues and players fighting 'systematic racism'

estraudi

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Yes! Spectator sports are a sign of decadent empire, like Rome.
The funny thing is that if a culture didn't outright ban watching sports or doing activities that isolate you from the greater community(drinking in bars watching balls go in hoops vs serving the community in some lasting way) said culture would eventually tire of the spectator sports and decadent but wasteful activities it used to turn to for coping and start figuring out how to get back to what mattered most to any culture.

This may be that time. BRavo NBA for waking people up to the opposite of what was intended. Losers!
 

estraudi

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Damn, what am I goIng to watch now?!
Boxing or motorsports. Truly the only real sports.
Everything else is a game. You can't go "play" boxing or "play" X amount of laps in a heated race the same way you can "play" football or hoopball.
Boxing & Motorsports. The true patrician's outpost
 

raveking

Sparrow
Boxing or motorsports. Truly the only real sports.
Everything else is a game. You can't go "play" boxing or "play" X amount of laps in a heated race the same way you can "play" football or hoopball.
Boxing & Motorsports. The true patrician's outpost
What about MMA?
 

Yatagan

Pelican
Gold Member
The clear winner of that is the NBA saving money it would otherwise flush down the drain by the WNBA having its "games".
 

homersheineken

Woodpecker

JiggyLordJr

Woodpecker
Posted this last year and got a lot of flak. It appears to have aged quite well...

Watching other men play sports is like watching other dudes fuck girls. In other words, it's just another form of porn. Voyeurism. How many of these sports "fans" are actually sports players themselves? Seems like most of these guys are living vicariously through the players that they cheer on, while they themselves sip carbs on a barstool. It's quite sad, actually. Needless to say, watching sports is a complete waste of time - time that should be spent playing the desired sport. Or at the very least being productively engaged. Sure, it's great to be inspired by great athletes, but following their every movement is borderline insane. Sitting in front of the tube - being sedentary - watching other men - being active - is a great way to slowly erode your self-esteem and catalyze your metamorphosis into a middle aged chump.

The whole spectator culture started with Gladiators in the ancient times. I imagine it must have genuinely enthralling - nothing is more exciting than a battle where only one man makes it out alive. Someone PM me when they bring that back on the air.
 
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