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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
Originally posted by minkmouse
if you wore the wrong color jersey into the local pub, you might get your face opened up with a razor blade
Don't you think that has more to do with possible alcoholism and anger issues...rather than sports? I see an underlying problem here.edit on 7-4-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by WontBeFooled
From the National Basketball Association to the National Football League.. just another element and distraction to consume the common persons time and energy. I know some people, actually i know tons of people (including myself) who indulge in sports daily/nightly.. and its almost all they converse about, all they think of and it plays an enormous role in keeping these people submerged in this safety net hoax that is our lives. No time to ask questions, the games on.
I feel twice as bad for those that are involved in the business, or those that play and base their whole lives around the sport. What little bit of free time they have has to be spent on running drills and forming plays. Stuck even deeper in the matrix.
It may not seem this serious, but as a person who is very indulged in sports I can still be aware of the problem, so that i may not let it contain me or keep me from having time to make others aware of the problem.edit on 7-4-2013 by WontBeFooled because: (no reason given)
I had the same thought about sports as well so I assume this protocol will be an interesting read.
Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by WontBeFooled
If you bring it up, you will find that first and foremost people are very protective of their sports as they are of their political teams. It is hard to even discuss without people becoming angry. if it causes a division among us rather then bringing us ALL together I deem it not good.
Does it promote love or hate, kindness or violence, togetherness or division?
Note: to sport players...playing a game for fun is very different then the sports paying millions to players and people not playing, but spectators who often worship one player or another beyond even the team worship.
There was a saying once that it is not the winning or losing but the way we play the game together...I don't think that applies anymore. people lose their marriage rather then give up sports obsessions, they sometimes kill because of anger over slurs (supposed or real) to "their team".
If you stop and think a bit you realize it is an odd thing to feel so close to persons you do not know, who are often not good people and yet you feel "love" for such and such player.
List of violent spectator incidents in sports
edit on 7-4-2013 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)
Worldwide, different sports operate as religions for local populations and also operate across cultures and locations as global religions and religious experiences. Sports provide myths, narratives, frames of joy and despair. They act as religare- that which binds us and as relegere - ways to re-read our lives and context. Sports express faith, hope, charity, and despair. They demonstrate the possibilities and limitations of being human.