Yes! Spectator sports are a sign of decadent empire, like Rome.
Boxing or motorsports. Truly the only real sports.Damn, what am I goIng to watch now?!
NBA, MLB, MLS, WNBA.. all have started canceling games. Only NHL left.
The NBA has postponed the remainder of Wednesday's playoff games after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their matchup with the Orlando Magic in response to the Jacob Blake shooting.www.dailymail.co.uk
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.
The Stoics, Theodore Roosevelt, Cato ('bread and circuses') all warned against passively watching sports. It is a sure sign - and cause- of imperial decadence and a society in decline.Posted this last year and got a lot of flak. It appears to have aged quite well...