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The owners want to make money, the players want to make money, and the way to do that is to get the fans emotionally invested and identified with their team. You are right, it's all about money.

I remember my dad (a lawyer) griping about the baseball players and the ruling that they were exempt from anti-trust legislation due to some sort of sophistry.

I can thank my father for that insight about emotional identification. One of my uncles was a rabid Aggie. He had grown up in College Station and his dad had been the head of the education department back in the Dark Ages. He and his wife and kids went to ALL the football games, for decades. Dad said, "Why would you base your mood on something you can't control - the score of a college football game?".

In fact this uncle was a rabid right-winger and was so dense that he thought Aggie jokes were insulting. IOW, a humorless wanna-be soldier maroon-draped asshole.


I got the message.

I was born and raised in Houston, and have lived there all my life except for a few years in college in San Antonio. Now I live in East Jesus, Texas, in the middle of nowhere.

I hated the damn pep rallies in junior high and high school. I never went to a football game in high school. In college I went to ONE football game b/c I was on a double date and it was in the Dome. Something called the Bluebonnet Bowl. Whoopee.

I did not care about anything but classical music in high school, so I was in my own little world. Classical music kept me from going any crazier than I would have otherwise as a teenager.

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