Originally Posted by Dresta
Modern mass sports have degenerated into full-blown cultism at this point.
Agreed. Modern, mass sports (as you put it) has evolved into a huge greed and ego driven racket.
Essentially 20th century businessmen took sports that were invented in the 19th century for recreational purposes, created leagues, marketed them to a mass audience and televised them. What they have evolved into now is essentially a grotesque money making enterprise where athletes get paid more in a week for throwing a ball around than nurses and doctors do in a year for saving lives........meanwhile millions of working poor Americans have to make do with no health care or exorbitant premiums or co-pays.
Its probably fair to say that it this state of affairs is emblematic of the decline of America society. Peoples values and priorities are completely askew.