Brains, Brawn and Spectacle – Superbowl Boycott

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe:

Though we definitely can act it, most Americans aren’t stupid, even football proves that. It takes a decent amount of brainpower to remember statistics, history, game strategy and betting strategy. Unfortunately, it’s so much misappropriated focus. We’ll spend countless hours, dollars and energy on this one game, then we’ll spend the same on March Madness, the World Series, the Stanley Cup and varried playoffs. In between, we’ll throw an equal amount of time and talent into Hallmark holidays and celebrity awards shows.

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  • GoodDoktorBad

    Pro football is a complete joke. Joke #1: Each team is supposed to represent a city. Most players are not from the town that they play for (though they may be required to live near the town they play for). Most players would probably not choose to live in the cities they play for. (ie. Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland etc.) So there is no real loyal connection to the city in many cases,it's really about where the money is…Period. Not civic pride. Little or no connection to you or your city. Athletic mercenaries with a nameplate essentially.
    Joke #2. The teams are not necessarily owned by any interest or corp. that is even based in “your town” USA. With the exception of tax revenues for the city and other channels, money is being siphoned OUT of your city by pro sports team ownersand the NFL in general, I feel its likely more money goes out than in, overall.
    So, your home team that you root for is really not “your” team at all. Its a circus put on to dazzle and thrill your mind, waste your time and most of all generate profits. Money, your money….
    Pro football is a complete joke. Joke #1: Each team is supposed to represent a city. Most players are not from the town that they play for (though they may be required to live near the town they play for). Most players would probably not choose to live in the cities they play for. (ie. Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland etc.) So there is no real loyal connection to the city in many cases,it's really about where the money is…Period. Not civic pride. Little or no connection to you or your city. Athletic mercenaries essentially.
    Joke #2. The teams are not necessarily owned by any interest or corp. that is even based in “your town” USA. With the exception of tax revenues for the city and other channels, money is being siphoned OUT of your city by pro sports team ownersand the NFL in general, I feel its likely more money goes out than in, overall.
    So, your home team that you root for is really not “your” team at all. Its a circus put on to dazzle and thrill your mind, waste your time and most of all generate profits. Money, your money….