posted on Oct, 11 2010 @ 03:00 AM
The question can be looked at on two levels.
The Greeks tell us that to be athletic is to be divine. You know, healthy body and healthy mind and all that. So when you participate yourself it
can be good.
The Romans, however, realized that they could appease the mob by providing them with a spectacle. So, it can be used as a tool of control.
Personally, I like playing and watching sports.