@hchavers I thought the NBA mulled it over and then said something about supporting free speech. It was the everyone else (Blizzard) who caved like spineless publicly listed investment vehicles. Right? (It’s a lot to keep track of…)
I know I am going to kick the hornet’s nest here but…watching sports is literally watching grown men play children’s games while other grown men cheer and live vicariously through them in some pathetic attempt to feel relevant. We should leave sports ball to the children.
@goldnectar For me the sin of professional sports is the money made and spent on them. We can take a fraction of what players make, of what the sports outlets make, and what people spend on sports related stuff and help fight homelessness and hunger. It’s such a waste to spend all that money on literal games.
@goldnectar Life is a child’s game. As long as your religion of preference serves the good, instead of uh, enslaving you, give or take… I don’t know. I’m coming around on sports. There is so little that is an unalloyed good. There isn’t a lot left that is a broadly shared, relatable interest. If you aren’t vicariously thrilled with ball hoops, what’s the next thing that fills that void? Reality television? Politics-ball? Nonspecific aggrievement? A myopic fascination with work?
Think of it as a venue for fantasizing about effort, achievement, and sportsmanlike conduct in the abstract. Maybe it makes it easier for you to get into exercise. I don’t see an alternative that’s clearly healthier that isn’t an argument against leisure of every kind.