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1) It's boring.

2) Pro teams have nothing to do with the city they are in.

3) They are overpaid jocks.

4)Why does our society spend billions on sports stadiums and sports teams, instead of using that money to feed the hungry, and house the homeless?

4A) Why do universities spend so much on sports instead of academics? And we wonder why smart people are ridiculed in America? Why does a first-rate school like Rice University need a football stadium that holds 60,000 people? Oh, for alumni money......


5)I was picked on in school relentlessly. Great big stupid girls used to hit me in the head with a basketball. That hurts. That's when they were not threatening to beat me up after school.

The uh, um......very masculine teachers would gripe at me too. I refused to catch a ball because I was in orchestra, and didn't want to break a finger. I told the PE teacher that too. I was a year and a half younger than everyone else and small anyway. I hated PE. They would put me in the outfield in softball, and I would sit down. Then the stupid team captain would threaten to throw me out. I would say "Good, I can't stand the damn heat out here anyway". The crap in the locker room was horrendous. I tried not to get bruised and got banged up anyway. Basketball and volleyball HURT.

6) People identify with a team and feel like they are part of the team. It's all about money, and the players have no real attachment to the community. Why do people base their mood on whether or not their team wins, when they have no control over the outcome? They pour their emotions into it and it has no effect on winning or losing.



7) I would never go out with a guy who liked sports. Fortunately all the guys I have dated were engineers and techie types, and they got picked on in school too and hated PE just as much as I did.
They have even worse traumatic memories of gym class.

However, I will join in on jokes about how awful a team is, like the classic about the Washington Senators: "First in the hearts of their countrymen, and last in the American League".



8) I think people should get some form of exercise they like. P.E. class did nothing to help me in that way. I can't stand the heat. I get sick and vomit in the heat. Some years later I played volleyball a lot with church singles groups when I was trolling, but we only had six people on a side. I wore batting gloves, wrist braces, elbow pads and knee pads so I wouldn't get banged up. And all the other women would gripe about their cracked hands and purple bruises, and wouldn't get protective gear.



It's too damned hot and humid to go for a walk six months out of the year here.






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