Sep. 25th, 2008

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Well, it's 3pm and my eyes are crossing from the microscope, so I'm taking a break and eating a cookie.  And posing a semi-serious question. 

Chris and I went way out of our way to go shopping a couple of weeks ago so as to avoid the vicinity of the university, as there was a home football game going on.  Traffic tends to be crazy and you can never tell who's just come from a drunken tailgate party. 

Chris made a comment that the world would be better off without competitive sports, as sports make otherwise reasonable people do stupid things in the name of their team, or in the case of the players, do stupid things period because they're drunk on power.  I countered that there was nothing wrong with sports in general, and in fact it's the sports fans that ruin what would otherwise be a perfectly healthy activity.  Sports fans are frequently the ones acting stupid, and if it weren't for rabid sports fans, there would be no overpaid professional players doing stupid stuff with their money.  Chris pointed out that if there were no sports, people who tend to behave that way might put their enthusiasm toward something productive, say political debate (I don't know that political debate counts as being productive, but that's beside the point.) 

I would invite anyone with five minutes to waste to weigh in on the debate. 

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