Entertainment not Sport
Does everything you see in professional sports today really surprise you? If it does then you are pretty naïve. Professional sport is not sport, it is entertainment. I am not sure yet if it is a reality show, a tragic comedy or a Shakespearian drama. Whatever it is it is not very appealing to me. As fans we have enabled this aberrant behavior by buying tickets, memorabilia, simply watching the games on TV. That may seem harsh but it is true. Surprise, there is gambling in pro sport. I have seen players in several sports think nothing of dropping $50,000 in a card game or $100,000 in a golf game with their friends. Drugs, come on. We keep demanding more and more and there is so much that the body can give. I really wonder if it would be better to call a spade a spade and open the whole thing up and recognize it for the freak show that it is. I love true sport, not this poor imitation we have.