Thursday, February 19, 2004

It's when you "love" pro-sports is where you should begin to wonder if you might have a "problem." I've met guys who were such hard-core fans that if their favorite team lost, they'd actually get mad! I might not like it when my favorite team loses, but I know some guys who will remain in a surly mood for days just because their stupid team lost the big game!

When you stop and think about it, that's really idiotic. I mean, if your local team wins the championship, what difference does it make to you, really? Will you become a better person? Will you get money? What real benefit will you receive? None. Zero.

The only thing you might receive is a hangover. I don't know about you, but I don't need my favorite team to win in order to have my head hurt. See? That's a contradiction! Your head hurting is painful. Your team winning is not supposed to be painful.

So there are absolutely no beneficial points to having your favorite pro team win a game.

If you live for your team, then I think you've got a serious problem that may require counseling.

I used to care about pro-sports when I lived in America. But, after I moved to Japan, I lost interest. I guess the TV really does brainwash you into thinking that the big game really does matter. Well of course they promote it as important to you. The more people that watch it, the more money the TV stations and sponsors can make.

Karl Marx said, "Religion is the opiate of the masses." But in our modern world, pro-sports have become a religion of sorts for many people with the TV as the altar of worship.

- Mike Rogers

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