posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 02:10 PM
Originally posted by winofiend
I understand less the English and Australian addiction to ball sports than I do the US addiction to shooters.
I've never stood for a sport, unless it was to get out of the way of a footy.
I just don't find there any reason to get so happy about a bunch of blokes and a ball between goals. I just don't...
And with Aussie footballers and rugby players, I have very little respect for the 'men' who think they are kings of charisma because they can kick.
Mind you I shouldn't jump, they havent raped or drugged anyone in a while.
Sit down, it's hot out there.
Not liking any sports would be like not liking games fullstop, you would need to be a seriously boring and jaded person who's reached unattainable
levels of misery to not get it.
It's like saying i've never understood why people wear coloured jumpers or shoes - maybe because they want to. Not everything in life needs some
deeper purpose, or purpose whatsoever. Some of the most enjoyable things are utterly pointless, like watching or playing a game, be it tennis,
football, chess, solitaire or i-spy
Sports are a reflection of what humans are about, a quest for happiness and Camaraderie . To deny yourself enjoyment of the pointless and fun, to take
an anti-community stance against games is a massive shame. It shows that too much logic can make a person cold and, well, a bit silly.
FUN is the word. Rolling down a hill is fun, swinging on a swing is fun, kicking a football is fun, playing with a frisbee is fun, surfing is fun,
playing poker is fun, playing snooker is fun, and so on and so on. Sure they're all stupid and trivial as a bottom line, but there doesn't need to
be a justification or purpose to them, sports being pointless is the point in itself! that's what point anti-sports people miss, is that nobody wants
sports to have a deeper point or purpose - it's a release and distraction from an uptight, stressed society which is dominated by work and worry
about deeper and more serious things.
Every community on every corner of earth throughout every year of earth has played and watched sport.