Is it stupid to watch a lot of professional sports?
@Manimal Fair enough!
So… how about those Maple leafs? :P
Too much of anything is bad… Activities that are as passive as sitting in front of a TV reach that bad threshold a lot sooner then others.
There are more direct routes to learning things then by watching sports on TV, or in person, then discussing them with friends; Then, by chance, learning something about the world, people, or your friends/family. Arguments abound here, but the bottom line is this: Great art is created by artists because artists NEED to create art. It is in their blood. If an artist were alone on an island, he/she would find some way to create art, despite the lack of “spectators”. It is a true human endeavor. The ONLY thing that truly separates us from the animal kingdom.
In short, yes, it is stupid to watch a lot of professional sports.
I’m from the UK where football is massive. I’m sure you’ve all heard of soccer hooliganism and as somebody who’s never had any interest in it, I feel like I have an outsider’s view.
I have friends who watch the game and say that they watch it for the beautiful football. What they mean by that is the constantly shifting geometry of the teams, the calculations the players have to make instead of just booting it towards the goal. These are the kind of guys who don’t seem to affected by a bad result. Often they’ll ‘act’ annoyed, but it feels like more of a jokey outward persona than something they really mind.
Then there’s the other fans. The fans who use their team to represent their pride in their hometown, and actually feel the ‘need’ to drink if their team lose (or indeed win). None of the players come from the town they’re playing for, and yet it seems like a hangover from territorial tribal days. It can be fucking disgusting seeing the way these people act like apes after a match. It is still a minority, but it’s a nasty one.
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