Author Topic: Marginalized sports  (Read 124 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 01:25:47 PM »
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ROFL Everything you complain about your country is directly related that the state(s) in the US; esp. the federal one, are not social states. And you define a more social state structure as socialism. Or perhaps you really have no idea what they both mean?

I am not even sure what does 'social state' mean in English context though. Because the only thing that keeps coming up is Welfare State. Lol. ?
 

Well I was just corrected on sports in France.  So the A causes B is moot now.  France seems just as capitalist as the US then.  No wonder they have lost their way.
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Online trdsf

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #16 on: Today at 03:45:25 AM »
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I think humanity wastes too much of its time on sports.
Wastes too much money on sports, definitely.  The ability to throw, hit, kick, catch, or bounce a ball is not worth hundreds of millions of dollars, period.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #17 on: Today at 04:23:17 AM »
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The ability to throw, hit, kick, catch, or bounce a ball is not worth hundreds of millions of dollars, period.

I agree, but these teams only pay their players so much because people are willing to give them even grander sums of money in tickets, merchandise and, most importantly, through corporate sponsorship.

The ridiculous amounts of money in sports has very, very little to do with the sports themselves (or the athletes) and far more with branding and turning what should be, at it's core, an extremely pure human behaviour into something disgustingly emotionally bleached and sterilized.

I love watching the best players in the world compete, but I would give it up in a heartbeat to go back to the "good ol' days" where only those who lived in a major city, or a small team with a prodigy player, could see those talents... which kept fees and wages at reasonable levels. That's what events like the World Cup should be for... to see the greatest players in the world who you otherwise wouldn't get to see.

By giving everyone 24/7 access to the greatest players in the world you strip away some of the mythical aspects of them... which is a shame.
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Online Cavebear

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #18 on: Today at 04:26:14 AM »
Everyone in the World loves a sport until the US starts to play it.  And succeeds...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #19 on: Today at 06:17:02 AM »
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Everyone in the World loves a sport until the US starts to play it.  And succeeds...

You will never make us take up Cricket!
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Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #20 on: Today at 06:44:18 AM »
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You will never make us take up Cricket!

And we neither.  But please explain a rugby scrum...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Marginalized sports
« Reply #21 on: Today at 11:26:27 AM »
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And we neither.  But please explain a rugby scrum...

Brits can't afford pads/helmets.
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