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American Sports- Beyond My Limits

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Somebody has to say it. So I said it. No offense.

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From http://www.flickr.com/photos/98609624@N05/10615562603/: Baseball Tournament 

I got used to   the madness of American TV; every morning the first thing  you hear is  an abominable  laughter from the screen.  Still, sometimes  even my  limit is tested:  Red Stockings had won the World Series or whatever  they did and  four adult men and one MSNBC woman sit right there  on the grass and gloat. We all know that  it is not "The World', that nobody but   the certain idiotic  crowd gives a damn about Red Stockings, that baseball is anything but a real game, that also American football and golf  are just  the abominations, that the actual scenery of  numerous sweaty idiots running around  back and forth is  an insult to intelligence- we all know that, but those abominable four  talk and talk about   Red Stockings as if  an angel descended on them; they even say that Red Stockings united  the Bostonians after the bombings. They say ANYTHING,  they are visibly relaxed and  you can see how they really love to be there and  how tough it is for them to return back and lie and cheat and conduct the  shilling in their political comments. They should be there forever, those four losers and one woman, all quaking like  ducks in the swamp;   why won't we just let them go and pay them, say $10K a year  for  the cheerleading? Instead  they  receive  hundreds of thousands of dollars, they bask in  popularity  and  every morning I have to suffer   from that abomination. That's beyond  my limits, really.

If there is something which  clearly  bares the soul of the nation, that something is the nation's games.  As such everyone who in his/her clear mind would watch  baseball or golf or football should  come to the conclusion that those people belonged to the asylum.  Golf, for instance,  the one which is just hitting small balls with a stick is played with  the Titanium golf clubs (!) on the huge meadows, carefully watered, maintained and totally useless, even harmful to the planet. If someone wants to hit a ball with a stick why not he/she just  does  it inside, in  some gym, for God's sake? Baseball,  the game in which  a cluster  of three men are there to maintain one small ball is an insult to human decency. If that's what we had accomplished  during the human  progress, we should surrender to apes. They surely can play better,  hit harder, catch easier. And they do not  require thousands  and millions of dollars, coaches, programs, scholarships, trophies. federations, halls of  fame. Ah, football the worst of all -- the crowd-sourcing  commotion, when two groups of overfed  perpetual teenagers  run like crazy and collide while the cheerleaders raise their legs higher than the Eiffel Tower. And the fans,  Oh God! People pay ridiculous  money to get nuts, to behave like animals, to shame themselves in front of the kids, to  do disgusting, stupid things..  And that is called a family entertainment? I am not even talking about NASCAR or boxing.

If any of you, folks want to see  the real zombies, don't rent a movie- go watch the fans and they are all there.

Some people will tell me to speak only for myself. Fine, I had spoken. Eat your checkers. And  one more thing:  both men and women are  disgusting and abominable in that psychotic paroxysm  but women are worse because they should know better. Where are the feminists when  their  daughters  do all that cheer leading? Among the fans?

 

The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.
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