Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 182: What is Wrong with Sports Today?

Sports are something I have disliked ever since high school. In high school I saw how some people who were involved in sports got special treatment from teachers and the community. They were seen as more important than others because they played sports. If you look at it sports are just as, if not more so important as the education we receive during high school.



Seeing a group of sport fanatics at a game can be quite disturbing - how humans act while watching a sporting event. There are fights that happen. Parents getting into fights with other parents while watching their kids game, rioting, emotional breakdowns, testosterone, disliking those who are rooting for the other team.

Jerry Seinfeld explains this quite well:

"Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify. Because the players are always changing, the team could move to another city…you’re actually rooting for the clothes, when you get right down to it. You’re standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player, but if he goes to another team, they’ll boo him. This is the same human being in a different shirt, they hate him now! Boo! Different shirt! Boo…"
— Jerry Seinfeld
With all this you can see that there is nothing wrong with sports but there IS something wrong with the human. Sports are just fine. It is how the human has created the sport mentality which again creates parents getting into fights with other parents while watching their kids game, rioting, emotional breakdowns, testosterone, disliking those who are rooting for the other team, etc....
I may continue with this at another time.



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