Originally posted by DistantThunder
Coaches and teams don't generate revenue, they use the assets the state taxpayers allocates in a pointless distraction-entertainment-ponzi scheme.
Give any sound business investment $100s of millions to "generate revenue", and I'm sure they could exceed the revenue of a amatuer sports
team....so sports isn't unique in that regard.
It's all an exercize in stupidity. "Team work", lol... how about thinking and working independently? Self-reliance, self-starting, PRACTICAL GOALS!
All sports manages to do is entertain and brainwash dummies into a torrid state of ignorance.
If one gets distracted, then yes. Although most teams make enormous revenue with ticket fees, advertising deals, all the fan stuff (shirts, caps etc).
I have played soccer and basketball for over 15 years. In basketball I have been in the 2nd highest division locally and played a couple of games in
top league also, soccer is currently 3rd strongest division. I sometimes watch sports, although in a way it can be very intellectual activity.
Tactics, combinations, psychogical warfare. As long as watching, not doing is not a part of the lifestyle, everything is okay. Many people though
identify themselves with the teams, waste enormous money on fan stuff etc. Pointless.
I do not agree at all with your statement about sports being an exercise in stupidity.
Team Work is essential in life, whether it is a family, team, company - when people have to work together to achieve their common goals, there is no
I, but we. It is hard for any company when all the workers are competing against echother not working with each other. To be honest, when I worked in
US, I noticed such attitude in my team, we were engineering a product and communicating/working together was not easy as everybody wanted the glory
and money for themselves, instead of making a good product. From the teams I have been and am currently, it was the toughest as in a way it was a
competition between members, which did not help with the progress.
I do not say the skills you mentioned are not good. Thinking/working independently is a good skill to have, although in a team, you have to do what is
needed for the team, not for you. If a striker decides to shoot in a bad position, when there is an open guy to pass to, he is an idiot, no somebody
working independently. The team might lose because of his ego and wish for the glory. You can still think & work independently, although remember that
team comes always first.
All the skills you mentioned are necessary, although doing everything alone does not bring good results. Most larger projects require a team. A strong
team can do the work faster, better. It has so many perks. Although when individuals start to be too independent, it slows the progress. When in a
team, you must consider you are not alone and set team goals ahead of individual pursuits. There are many things that might be good for certain
individuals but not good for the team. You can start stuff, as long as it does not slow down the team etc. All these skills can be applied in a team,
although team must be the highest priority. Whatever one wants to do, the team is more important.