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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by GrandStrategy
Please keep your personal attacks to yourself as they are usually a sign of a very week argument.
Professional team sports and regional sports arena's have been an invention of the 20th century. So maybe you would like some education yourself Hg wells sport arenas .
edit on 3-5-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
before the advent of National Sports teams talked about “Arenas,”
at the time was to eventually create a “Sports culture” for the men, using a tribal system where men would form allegiances according to a tribal system where men in set geographic areas would exhaust their aggressiveness in a vicarious identification with “their team.” Because men would be more disengaged then ever before from their own destiny a “Sports culture” was developed for them in order to provide an outlet for aggression that might otherwise be channeled in things that really were matters of consequence for responsible male citizens of a commonwealth.
It was unimaginable during Wells time that there would be a need for adult sports on the scale we have it today.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I don't get pro sports either.
A bunch of adult men running around acting like kids, and getting paid millions for it.
Edit: Additionally, I find sports fans think in very black and white terms. People that are very into sports are very "us vs. them" -- and this in turn spills over into their politics. People love the inclusive feeling, even if they don't even understand they are being played for a tool.
On ATS we complain that both sides of the political spectrum are really the same thing in different outfits. Sports fans don't understand this, won't understand this and can't understand this. Being raised to see the world in absolutes programs and wires the brain in such a way that any other alternative viewpoint is instantly dismissed.
So no to sports, no to us vs. them and no to a world of absolutes.edit on 3-5-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by reject
reply to post by Lingweenie
because of the hype machine that's meant to get people into a frenzy and sustain some kind of mass hysteria which they then exploit to advertise all kinds of stuff.
They even somehow lead people to believe its part of being "American," British, or whatever nationality you are.
I was crazy about basketball myself as a kid...then I got over it.
Originally posted by Rikku
i think its the simpleton gene. you get to shout at someone, feel rage and happiness towards something that has no connection to you.
you can get excited and shout and you know there will be no consequenches(i dont know how to spell that).
in short , if you watch sport, youre probalby a moron.