It's nice to have minor league baseball as an outing option but...I have never sat through a game of baseball in my life. I played one season at the age of 8. For me it's simple: baseball is insanely boring.
And now with the boom Durham is experiencing, there are many other things going on that I'd rather attend.
I don't think I've been in 2-3 years. Good luck Bulls, baseball just isn't that exciting for me.
Yup, I played football in high school and now I'm shocked by the slowness of the games, the corporatization of the sport, and how many people follow a game I no longer pay any attention. I'm glad this documentary is coming out, right as the season starts. I'm shocked how many people waste entire Saturdays and Sundays watching the sport.
Injuries. It took one hit early in my career to prove the sport was extremely dangerous to the body and brain. I played college lacrosse at the Div. I level and nothing in the sport comes close to the impact on the body and brain of football hits. I still play soccer and sure, injuries can happen, but not too many people play tackle football as adults. Wonder why...
I read the Gladwell article but sadly, just like the doc., the people who need to see it will probably be watching Monday Night Football instead.
And don't even get me started on college football. It has NO BUSINESS being an amateur sport on campuses. Same with basketball. They're semi-pro and the "student"-athletes have zero interest in being part of the college community.
Exploitation. Yup, an excellent point. Non-whites with nothing to lose, everything to gain putting it all on the line while rich whites cheer in the crowds. Hmm, how long ago was Public Enemy (Flava Flav) rapping about the ridiculousness of white QBs? And it's still happening.
Look at a school like Alabama. Rich white kids and white people...and nearly an entirely black team, aside from the punter and the QB...and the coach.
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