posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:54 PM
Originally posted by purplemonkeydishwasher
Maybe we should stop putting so much money and effort into sports that do nothing but distract. Just sayin, it's fun and all, but our world is
Distraction is not necessarily bad, and sports do a lot more than just distract. Sports teach kids valuable lessons. They provide a means to stay in
shape and promote a healthy living style. Kids involved in sports learn early on how to set goals and then work hard to achieve them. They also
teach kids how to deal with failure. Sports help to mold kids into adults with a sound body and mind.
I'll agree that we (as a society) probably put a bit more emphasis on sports than we should, but i would much rather the spotlight be on LeBron James
than Paris Hilton.
Back to the subject of the OP... Yes, i do think it is just a coincidence. I do not think Obama's presidency has affected the conference realignment
and the probable emergence of "super-conferences".
As a big college football fan, i have followed this pretty closely. If you remember, college athletics started out with "superconferences" and then
they broke apart into much smaller ones. Now they are clustering back together it seems.
Eventually, the conferences will change again, as it suits the football or basketball landscape in the future.
Now... where's Aggieman? come on over to the SEC, we'd love to have ya!