Sports Entertainment

Last week, the Wisconsin athletic director sent out a letter to supporters that the university would lose 60-70 million dollars this year due to the reduction in football games being played in the fall. If the season is cancelled, the losses will top 100 million just for the fall. That may be an exaggeration, but there is no question that a cancellation of the college football season will cost the big-time college programs tens of millions in revenue. It is a billion-dollar industry.

ZeroHedge pointed out that ESPN has a billion dollars in ad space to sell for this fall’s college football season. They also have ad space for other sports as well, but college football is the prime mover of ad space. It is unlikely that ad buyers will want to buy ads when ESPN is running replays of card games this fall. ESPN’s primary income stream is mandatory cable fees, they net close to nine billion in fees every year, but a billion dollars in ad revenue still counts for something.

Of course, everyone knows no one is watching ESPN at the moment, but that has no impact on the cable fees. The way it works is a service like Hulu of Comcast pays ESPN nine dollars per month for each subscriber to their service. These deals are not contingent on viewership. As ZeroHedge points out, the language in these deals does not require the content provider to deliver particular content. As long as ESPN is beaming something, they get paid for it.

Even so, the mass disruption of sports is going to have an impact on the economic model of professional sports. Out of work people will begin to look at that cable bill and wonder if it makes sense. Cable providers will begin to look for ways to get out from under their ESPN deal. For its part, ESPN will not be paying the leagues for content when the leagues are shutdown. Like the economy as a whole, professional sport is about to experience an unprecedented jolt.

Way back when the lock downs were on the table, the sober minded warned that you can’t lock everyone in their homes and not have consequences. The modern economy is a highly complicated balancing act that has evolved to produce increasingly efficiency, along with the retail excess. Even small disruptions can upset the balance within supply chains resulting in unexpected outcomes. Start turning off large bits of it and before long the whole thing starts to crash.

The first glimpse of this may be what is happening with sports. Major League Baseball is the first to re-open, but it is quickly becoming a disaster. The empty parks make the television product less than compelling and now games are being cancelled as players test positive for the virus. The NBA is struggling to keeps its knuckleheads inside the compound where they plan to play their games. The NFL is seeing droves of players sit out the upcoming season for fear of the virus.

The thing no one dares mention is the impact this lock down is having on interest in spectator sports. Being a sports fan is like being a smoker. Part of the dependency is the ritual and structure of it. The smoker takes a break every hour to smoke, collect his thoughts and get the nicotine hit. The football fan has their weekend in the fall, where they have scheduled social activities around games. Like the smoker, the sports fan builds their life around the habit.

People who quit a vice like smoking or drinking note that they also quit the social scene that goes with it. They lose touch with Sally from accounting who they used to take smoke breaks with every day. The people at the bar are no longer a part of their life. That’s what will happen with sports. Those weekends in the fall will be filled with other things and after the withdrawal pains subside, the habit will be lost. People who cut cable know this experience. In time, you don’t miss it.

This is not idle speculation. It has been known for a long time in the sports world that the recovery time after a work stoppage is very long. When a sports league shuts down due to labor strife, it takes years for the fans to return. It’s not because they are mad at the greedy players and owners. The fans simply find other things to do with their time and many of them drift away entirely. Millions have probably broken the habit already and that is before the hate whitey lectures were added.

There is one final piece to this puzzle. The growth of sports entertainment has tracked the arc of the Baby Boom generation. Look at attendance figures for sports in the 1960’s and 1970’s, before Boomers were dominating the market. Ball parks rarely sold out and the audience for televised product was limited. In the 1980’s as the Boomers took over the marketplace, sports boomed. When they could play tennis, professional tennis was huge. Then it was golf that had a boom.

The fact is, the sports entertainment model was built for and on the Baby Boomer generation, which is now entering its power down cycle. Boomers are retiring and that means down-sizing their lives. The major sports leagues are facing a demographic reality that cannot be overcome with happy talk about diversity. Non-whites don’t spend like whites and they cannot sustain an economic model built for whites. What happened to California is what is coming for sports entertainment.

This demographic cliff has been known to the sports leagues for a long time, which is why they happily throw in with the hate-whitey stuff. Sure, many of the principles really do hate white people, but much of it driven by the carnival barker’s belief in his ability to will an audience into existence. They really do think they can cast the same spell on the brown hordes that they cast on white people and get the same result. The virus panic and cultural revolution will put those theories to the test.

It is hard to see how the old sports entertainment model survives the current crisis. That doe not mean these leagues fold or that sports entertainment dies out. It’s just that the old model was built for an old America, one that no longer exists. On the other hand, sports entertainment has been a vital part of keeping whitey under control. Something will have to be done to reestablish the mind control device known as sportsball. Perhaps part of woke America will be mandatory sports watching by recalcitrant whites.

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Calsdad
Calsdad
15 days ago

I keep saying over and over and over again: Make the left bleed by taking away the money. If white/right people can’t do simple things like stop supporting their enemies thru watching sportsball (there’s plenty of other ways to pass your time) – then there really is no hope. This Wisconsin athletic director just admitted the strategy would work. You might not be able to convince your normie friends to support a white homeland – but if you can’t at least make them feel badly about supporting an enterprise that has turned into their direct enemy – you’re really not… Read more »

Dinoethedoxie
Dinoethedoxie
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Sure, but it will take quite a while for all of that to filter down. Likely two or three years before TV revenue takes a big hit, and government subsidies are dumped.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

Well if you started three years ago you’d already be there now….

Wouldn’t you?

Dinoethedoxie
Dinoethedoxie
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I’ve personally disconnected from sports over the last decade. Last year, I’d watch football on sundays while I napped. And I’d catch snippets of baseball games winding down at night during the week – but never a whole game. Haven’t bought any sports merch in decades either. So..

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

They don’t care if you watch. They get paid if you buy cable, not watch the game.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Hoagie
15 days ago

My cable package does not include ESPN. Such would have been a show stopper. However, as others have noted here, I should not have a “package” period—and they’re right.

TXsodbuster
TXsodbuster
Reply to  Compsci
15 days ago

I had basic cable up until 15yrs ago, $50 TV antenna ever since, 1 cent per day (did the math)
Stopped watching NFL when Bud Adams moved the Oilers in 1992. I don’t care if our nogs beat your nogs on Sunday.
I found other interests.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Hoagie
15 days ago

This is why you should cancel cable.
As for effective boycott, A&E cancelled the execrable Cop-A-Ganda show Live PD and lost half their audience.
This won’t kill them off but it will reduce their ideological reach, the chance they can bait people into “other stuff” and may well get them kicked off cable at some point.
Its never futile to boycott , quietly and personally.

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
Reply to  Hoagie
14 days ago

Just cut the cable in my household within the past month. Works great. Saves money too.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I think Corona Chan probably enables a “few years” strategy to be far more effective than it would otherwise.
Total economic collapse does have a few upsides after all.
However cutting sports, cutting TV , cutting streaming services , reducing Internet time can be jarring for people and so it may be that we have to take baby steps.
They way I figure it, people with spare time in 1920 found stuff to do (whittle, machine shop, reading, art, martial arts practice) and we ought to do the same.

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Imo boycotts are pointless. We would need to boycott the whole economy and really the entire country. There’s a word for that kind of boycott: secession.

Any company that doesnt toe the line now can be brought to heel by greater financial powers. It is only a matter of time.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

The way that I see it, is that boycotts aren’t necessary about hurting whatever business, but more-so about upholding your convictions. I boycott many of businesses such as most large, multinational corporations. I no longer give business to Starbucks, Target, and other brands that enable, promote, and or support neo-Marxism in addition to destroying local, independent businesses. My decision to no longer stop in a Starbucks while on the road isn’t going to hurt their business. However, I can sleep better at night knowing that I’m staying true to my convictions and not supporting the enemy.

Reptilian Skinsuit
Reptilian Skinsuit
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Ditto for me to include Proctor & Gamble/Gillette. Never again.

Peter
Peter
Reply to  Reptilian Skinsuit
15 days ago

After that insulting ad I have not bought a Gillette razor, and will never do so again.

TXsodbuster
TXsodbuster
Reply to  Reptilian Skinsuit
15 days ago

Home depot & Pepsi Co

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

I have never dated obese black women. Is that a boycott – or do I just not like fat smelly black women?

The whole “boycott” word game gets annoying after a while. It’s like the gays constantly berating me for “homophobia”.
Look – I don’t have an irrational fear of homosexuals. I just don’t like them – there is a difference.

Apple Jacks
Apple Jacks
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I have never dated obese black women.

Me neither. Butt I did rent one. Not for THAT. I used her black lady backside “bookshelf” as semi-mobile storage for my law books as I paced around the room. Whites and hottentots can indeed collaborate.

Mikep
Mikep
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

“Irrational fear of homosexuals”. Is that different from the normal dislike of homosexuals that most ordinary people have? In my case I experience a strong sense of disgust at the thought of homosexuality. As disgust is an evolved response to potential health threats, I consider it a rational fear, and, I believe that Mr Charles Darwin will fully support me on this.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

They use the word “homophobia” intentionally. They’re trying to cast your dislike of homos as irrational (go look up the meaning of the word phobia). Constantly beating me about the head with the word “racism” is another example of this. They’re trying to cast dislike of black people as a hate crime.

I prefer the word homoloathing. Or maybe homomosity.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

It’s impossible to take these people serious as they’re sexual deviants who live a self-serving lifestyle. God produced man and woman to procreate, which is a generative act. Homosexuality is regressive as it doesn’t lead to procreation. Whether one is religious or not doesn’t matter in this case as even if you simply look at homosexuality from a Darwinist perspective, it’s unnatural for the very same reasons. In regards to the “racist” insult, it was Trotsky who coined that term and we all know the motives behind Bolshevism in addition to the catastrophic results of such an evil ideology that… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

You’re so homophobic that biologists are going to have to reclasify you as a Hetero sapiens 😀

Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

I may need to steal this!

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

“Irrational fear of homosexuals” is nothing but the neurotic projection of the unstable, who cannot imagine having an opinion unaccompanied by hysterics and drama.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
15 days ago

It’s the way it always is with leftards. Any disagreement and you are a “hater”. I have no fear of homos, just rational disgust over their sexual proclivities. The same with trannies – just a rational belief they should be either slapped back into reality or locked away where they can play with ken or barbie, depending on their mood…

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

No expert here, unless reading a few books about evolution counts 🙂 Yes, homosexuality is “abnormal” to humans, but not as much as you’d think. Of course, from the purely evolutionary biology point of view, homosexuality is not a survival trait simply because they would not reproduce. So they probably exist as a variant for whatever reason, sort of like the rare albino animal that would be unlikely to survive because of poor camouflage. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not defending the ass thief, but consider that while (say) homosexuality may be an aberration, it is not unknown.… Read more »

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

It’s not important to get involved in debate about what behaviors are “natural” — most are for some people at some times and places.

Instead, aggressively support the right of free association. Let everyone (including inverts) follow their preferences about who they want as neighbors, who they accept in daily life or who they hire.

Freedom of choice in human relationships, whether personal or business-related, will cripple the “hater” and “phobic” invective. The response: “I’m neither a hater or phobic, but the law says I have a right to be. So stick your words where the lighting is dim.”

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

I cant disagree with you there. Minimizing your economic footprint, even if it doesnt hurt the enemy, probably is good for the soul and worth it for that alone. I also avoid tv and video games and most movies cos i have kids and the thought of voluntarily paying someone to brainwash them is too much.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

I applaud you for taking the appropriate steps to safeguard your kids from being indoctrinated by today’s Cultural Marxist garbage.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

As a general rule, the larger the entity, the more malice it bears for white people. Boycotts should thus start at the top. That said, the bigger the corporation, the harder it is to avoid. Amazon being the…ahem…”prime” example.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

I agree. Companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Walmart, etc. are all monopolies who’ve caused us great harm. However, many can be avoided with some will power. I quit using Amazon in 2017 and that was a lot easier than you’d think. There are many of alternatives to Google and Walmart. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to move past Microsoft because they’re universally used within the global business world. However, Russia has recently banned their services from being used within their country, so there might be some hope for other accessible options.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

WRT Microsoft, IIR, Russia and China had their number decades ago. They basically run Linux or their own home grown stuff for government functions. Both of these countries not as stupid as us with vital functionality on IT matters.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

We can also support the infrequent corporation who says “no” to the Poz.I now make a point to buy Goya foods, when it’s something I need.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

I will do so as well.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Here we go listing all the companies deserving to be boycotted. It would be easier to simply list those companies deserving to be patronized. Unfortunately—and most frustrating for me—there are not that many and most of them are hard to avoid. To survive these days I’ve found myself doing more and more business with Amazon. Can someone describe a less worthy company for a DR to patronize? I’m beginning to hate myself. Like an addict, I return over and over.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Compsci
15 days ago

Compsco – You’re right; they’re almost all pozzed. I loathe Bezos and don’t like giving him money, but I also loathe being out among the masked and diversified. It seems to be a question of pick your poison, so I pick online ordering and delivery when I can. Unless one lives in a more rural setting with local businesses, it’s really hard to support one’s own.

Archer
Archer
Reply to  Compsci
15 days ago

Amazon loses money on Prime orders under $30 because of the cost of pick, pack and ship. So, place nothing but small orders. Ideally, under $15. Bleed them out.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Archer
15 days ago

ok then! stop consolidating my orders. lots of small orders.

Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Courage is as much a habit as any other virtue. Boycotting people who hate you seems like an easy way to get into the habit of actually making sacrifices, no matter how small, for your supposed beliefs. Religious groups have understood this for centuries. The Catholic giving up something for Lent is affirming, both to himself and others, that he believes. There’s also the networking aspect of finding alternatives to those few consumer items you actually need. This is going to be hugely important if we want to create an alternative economy and lifestyle. I got a bag of that… Read more »

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Boycott implies something temporary. As in “I’m not going to buy your product or service until you do what I want” If you’re so cucked that you can’t divorce yourself entirely from the enterprise after they finally can’t stop themselves any more and come right out and demonstrate and tell you to your face that they are your enemy (which is something you should have figured out long before now anyway) – then what we’re really talking about here is a hopeless case. All you’re offering up is an excuse. TAKE AWAY THE DAMN MONEY. When BOA gives away a… Read more »

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

You might like it better at Vox Day’s blog where anyone who says anything remotely grounded in reality is similarly called a black piller and shouted down with insults. A call to action only works if it is effective action. A boycott may be action, but its not effective action. Im all for doing something, but my patience for bad ideas or avoiding grappling with the difficult facts of our situation has run out. We pissed away decades on conservatism, white nationalists, shilling, and every other mode of “action” that has amounted to nothing. No need to dredge up tactics… Read more »

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Seriously – what is wrong with you? I keep saying – it’s not a friggin boycott. Move your goddam money into places where it doesn’t go to fund your enemies. If these “actions” haven’t amounted to anything – it’s probably because YOU DIDN’T ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING. Why is it that one of the most constant behaviors that I’ve noticed out of conservative and/or right wing types – is their constant whining when asked to take ANY form of actual action. Funding your enemies is the real bad idea. In fact it’s just moronic. But I guess that’s maybe the Republican… Read more »

ExPraliteMonk
ExPraliteMonk
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Why is it that one of the most constant behaviors that I’ve noticed out of conservative and/or right wing types – is their constant whining when asked to take ANY form of actual action.

Instead of canceling their cable they’d prefer to wait for the government to pass a law requiring unbundling, which will never happen.

You know, if our side keeps losing maybe our side is full of losers.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

it may not hurt those who hate us, but it can help our people thrive. every chance you get put some money in the pockets of our side.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Like many of us, I’ve given up on Facebook, Twitter and most recently NextDoor, primarily due to censorship of opinion, even if I wasn’t a direct victim. In the NextDoor case, I specifically said why I was leaving, and basically it was that free thought was suppressed, that critical issues were discouraged if not outright forbidden, and msot importantly, that I refused to participate any more. In Rand’s terms, I was withdrawing my consent. I don’t expect these entities to reform themselves to my standards, but neither will I lower myself to theirs. The best kind of boycott is when… Read more »

Rich
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

Nextdoor is one of the most effective ways of confirming your neighborhood is chock full of morons. I say that with all humility.

Carrie
Reply to  Rich
15 days ago

Every now and then, I sort of like messin’ with my local Socialist club.
It’s kind of fun.
They lack self-awareness to see the connection about why we have crime / bad drivers (lower yt percentages and thus lower adherence to basic rule of law) and yet they (the yt’s mostly) ask on that forum: “Why is there so much ignoring the STOP sign at XYZ intersection?!”
Well, stupid, if you didn’t support so many Squatemalans coming to our neighborhoods, then we woulnd’t have to put up with them attempting to drive!

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Rich
14 days ago

Truth. Nextdoor is bloody awful.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Until we create the ethnostate, we should boycott where we can. Any disscon who buys Nike products isn’t a disscon.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

I couldn’t agree more. Nike has taken a lead role is corporate-sponsored Marxism. There are so many of examples from who they sponsor, the messages that they promote, and causes that they support. Nike is a garbage company and no friend to the Right.

Carrie
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

…and they make sh***y running shoes.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Carrie
14 days ago

That they do.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

I disagree. I buy and proudly wear the WHITE checkmark… and let people know why. Damage their image as much as possible.

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
14 days ago

I boycott Nike but I still have two perfectly good Nike athletic shirts. I wear them inside-out to hide the Nike logo. In general, I don’t wear clothing with logos unless I agree with the company/organization.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

As Amwolf has noted, boycotts are for you not them. The idea is they don’t get as much of YOUR money, as little as possible. One thing we can learn from the Left is encouraging ideological purity, “right think” because if you are still staring back at Sodom and Gomorrah, you are still under their thumb. Go do something productive for yourself and your kin or go start a flag football league with like minded neighbors, play D&D do something but chow down on the trash they want you to eat. This many not kill them outright but they will… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Sorry to double post but I forgot something. You actually can and probably should basically boycott the whole economy. Buy only what you need and your preps from friendlies if possible and save in cash as much as you can. The less you buy, the weaker the system gets and while you can’t kill it since for the time being fake bucks are still being taken, as we’ve seen the system is very fragile. It can die of neglect and the fact no one wants it and if you are ready? Maybe you can get what you want politically. This… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Yes. The opportunity is here for all of us is to provide the nudge about supporting the enemy to those in our sphere. But thats only part of it. Some of these men will be pretty bummed out by losing one of their main distractions. I recommend focusing less on the negatives, “ESPN/NFL hates you” etc and more on the positives. Their dance card just opened up. For the first time, these men will have free time that many have been claiming to never have. Thursday night NFL. All day Saturday CFL. All day Sunday NFL. Monday night FB. Now… Read more »

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Screwtape
15 days ago

Exactly right Brother…We can’t leave a field barren otherwise the cockleburs will grow and take over the field…We have to be planting the good seeds which you mention above after pulling up the weeds…

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Lineman
15 days ago

It’s interesting. Z mentioned a while back that the establishment turned out to be the biggest accelerationists. He’s right, they’re throwing fat hanging curves at us. It almost makes you wonder, but it’s more likely they’re self destructing. At this point I’m trying to convince others not to go down with them.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
15 days ago

+1, Screwtape. Removing support should be energized by where you plan to invest that support. Our people are natural builders and while all men will trend toward laziness, we are the least lazy (as proven by, well, all of the modern world).
Let us get back to the roots of work. Hobbies that take some level of committment, pursuit of mastery, community found with those pursuing similar. THAT is where we can go, right now.
Watching people play anything should cause us to question what it is we are finding value in. Remember, if it’s “free”, you are the product.

Au Jus
Au Jus
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

What’s to stop the gov’t to either directly or indirectly bailing out sports ball? Not sure of the mechanism but I can hear it now ” we must support these cherished institutions now more than evah…”

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Au Jus
15 days ago

Dan Crenshaw can’t wait to co-sponsor the Sportsball bailout

Vegetius
Vegetius
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

>you’re really not cut out for this fight And there it is. So rather than a virtue-signalling circle jerk about when we woke up about sportsball or stopped watching tv… Act. Salt the open wound that millions of young white fans are presently suffering. They are out there. Target pro baseball and college football forums. The closer to home, the better. Troll in the spaces where sports-based video games and things like fantasy football intersect with social media. Pound away on the greed, stupidity, criminality and cowardice of the players. Break their young hearts now. This sort of cruelty may… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I refuse to use P&G products (one of my many boycotts). How many white males have done this? 10%? Maybe? Even when belittled by advertising they still thoughtlessly throw the same products into their basket. It’s a pride issue. It’s and honor issue, even if the bottom line isn’t felt by P&G. There’s not much hope for the brainwashed. The best counter to it is having some incident that turns your life upside down. The “African American Friend” who you thought was your friend who completely f-ed you over, showing him to be a true nigger that hated you all… Read more »

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
14 days ago

I haven’t bought a Gillette product since the toxic masculinity ad.

Peter
Peter
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I am a huge college football fan, but if they take knee will never watch another game again. Have already stopped watching NFL and don’t miss it one bit.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Peter
15 days ago

College football used to be fun to watch in addition to attending the games when an opportunity arose. However, it’s best to quit supporting college football simply because of how most US colleges and universities are now chest-deep in their support of Cultural Marxism and have become overrun by SJWs. I graduated from a top tier college football powerhouse and top 50 globally ranked university who was one of the first to axe their homecoming king and queen because it wasn’t inclusive. Now my school believes that there are no genders and routinely attacks conservatives on campus by making them… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Academia not only supports CultMarx, it played a massive role in creating it. That alone is reason to visit harm upon it in every way possible.

Stirge
Stirge
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Stanford?

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  Peter
15 days ago

I stopped watching pro football in the early ’90s, college football and cable t.v. in the early 2000s. I love the game of football, so always look forward to the Fall and “Friday Night Lights.” Albeit, some of the larger high schools are as bad as college level, but I don’t attend their games in any case. I’ve never cared anything at all for sportsball otherwise.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Peter
15 days ago

They will take the knee. We’ve already seen what Mike Gundy allowed to be done to him by the jumped up Hutu running back at Oklahoma State. As the ball-playing idiots finally hoist in the power they possess, they will begin behaving even more obnoxiously than usual. And that means kneeling, among other things.

Contributor
Contributor
15 days ago

As a former consultant to NASA I associated with electrical engineers and a couple of fighter pilots and I’ve never come across similar high achievers that followed sports ball. Like, if it was Sunday and we were hanging together at the end of the day one might hear, “Was the Super Bowl today?” …”Who knows”

David Wright
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Reply to  Contributor
15 days ago

Joe Sobran wrote once: Imagine a jewish man drinking beer all day and watching football on Saturday. It’s really hard to imagine that.

Liberty Mike
Member
Reply to  David Wright
15 days ago

NAJALT alert:

A former very good friend, 10 years deceased, was just such an animal, except add cigarettes, cocaine, sportsball gambling, and weed to the mix.

True to form, he was a CPA, and loyal to his tribe. But, he was more loyal to his addictions.

What did we have in common? Sportsball fanaticism.

Thankfully, I had the wisdom and the stones to part company with him

WJ0216
WJ0216
Reply to  Liberty Mike
15 days ago

You mentioned gambling. That is a major driver for the love of sports, especially football. I had a white collar friend who was more interested in chasing women and his boat than football. Then he got into gambling and he could rattle off statistics of every obscure fullback in the NFL.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Liberty Mike
15 days ago

I learned a very long time ago that there a whole list of things that people engage in that are complete wastes of time and money.

Cigarettes
Drinking
Sportsball
Gambling
TV watching in general
Coffee drinking
etc…………

Learning how to avoid time sucks – has left me with a lot of “extra” time in my life to actually go out and accomplish real things.

Apple Jacks
Apple Jacks
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Coffee drinking

We are no longer friends, Calsdad. How could you say that. No coffee no peace.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Apple Jacks
15 days ago

One of my first jobs out of high school was in a printing factory. That place was chock full of coffee addicts. The company didn’t let them smoke inside the building – so they’d drink coffee incessantly. Mostly out of those crappy coffee vending machines they had back then. It was just another substance abused by addicts was my view of the whole thing. Coffee cups all over the floor – puddles of coffee on the control panels of machines, etc., not already being a coffee drinker – it just gave me a bad visual of who coffee drinkers were.… Read more »

Apple Jacks
Apple Jacks
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

I’ve always found tobacco nasty to behold and so like you I never had the urge to try it.

Without coffee, however, I transform into a feral beast. Beware. I’ve got my eyes on the anti-coffeans. All hail to the roasted bean.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Apple Jacks
15 days ago

Anti-Coffee may be a future Crusade. They’re running low on social dysfunctions to protest or seek additional funding to combat 🙂 So in the future, we can expect once-hip Starbucks to be picketed and firebombed because they serve a product that is known to be addictive, and its production exploits Juan Valdez and other poor peons slaving in banana republics, etc.

Royaliste
Royaliste
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

If they go there, they’ll be sorry …

Carrie
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

…and here I just don’t drink coffee because it bothers my stomach and my blood sugar levels….!!

And I find tea drinking to simply be more genteel…

Liberty Mike
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Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Cigarettes, cocaine, drinking, and gambling have never been an issue for me. Weed and sportsball fanaticism have been. Between the two, the latter has been more difficult to shed. Over a period of 5-6 years, I gradually weaned myself from MJ and have been completely free of it for 21 months. Sportsball, OTOH, has been much more of a challenge. In my case, for 20 years, I patronized the NFL, MLB, and college football by taking sportsball road trips courtesy of companies like Major League Vacations. I had to see the Big House and be part of a crowd of… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Liberty Mike
15 days ago

Several years ago I got the idea that we could visit all the MLB ball parks in a year. My wife thought I was crazy, and fortunately she won out.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Coffee? Good thing you did not list bourbon…

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Or rye.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

This “pandemic” has been a blessing in disguise regarding the lock-downs of places such as coffee shops. Personally, I’ve saved a lot of money — though I do miss the environment and meeting new people at some of the ones that I used to frequently patronize.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

You must have found some coffee shops that were not loci of AWR. The vast majority of them, including Starbuck’s, of course, are enemy territory.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

Yes, they were independent coffee shops nestled away in mountain towns and/or somewhat rural areas. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed some dreadful changes among many of them over the last couple of years which has led me to quit visiting a couple all together. New ownership at one of the coffee shops were overtly hard-Left and their ideologies trickled down to the staff and within the overall environment. Another shop started to hire openly LGBTs and vocal SJWs. Some of the others remain OK, but the customer base has shifted to a far-more Marxist crowd than in previous years when there was… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

One of my favorite local restaurants hired a tranny waiter. His presence killed my appetite so I no longer patronize the joint.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Contributor
15 days ago

There’s a lot of truth to this. I’ve spent much of my adult life around high-performance individuals who have a higher expectation of what life should be. Many of these individuals were extreme athletes as I’ve competed and embarked on many of adventures with them. Further, these people weren’t only world-class athletes, but they were also highly accomplished in every aspect of their lives — from education to professional endeavors. Most would openly mock people who watched TV or immersed themselves in frivolous twaddle such as sportsball.

Dinoethedoxie
Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

When I was in high school, Lakers and Dodgers and Angels games were not broadcast live every day. Some of them had replays after the 11pm news. Some didn’t.
On weekend there would be a more games live. But a lot of those were nationally televised “games of the week” and might or might not feature local teams.

Dinoethedoxie
Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

How the fuck did ESPN con it’s way into a model where 90% of their revenue comes from cable cos with no regard to actual viewership.

WOPR
WOPR
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

It is because they used to draw in huge numbers. It has only been the past five years or so that their model has been collapsing. Soon they’ll take the hit as the cable providers tell them no more.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  WOPR
15 days ago

It seems like five years ago is when ESPN began implementing some social justice programming.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  WOPR
15 days ago

There’s a lot of incessant whining about “what can we do?” – well guess what: going around telling people that ESPN gets a cut out of your wallet even though you don’t watch them – is one thing you CAN do.

A couple of years ago there was some slight rumbling about that ESPN situation – and people were giving their cable providers some amount of crap about it. Don’t think it really went much of anywhere – but at least there was finally some level of awareness.

skeptic16
skeptic16
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Reply to  Calsdad
14 days ago

Weren’t channels like BET trying to stop the unbundling of cable offerings?

waitingForTheStorm
Member
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

I asked a cable provider years ago. I was told that they had to take ESPN to get other packages that they wanted, like Disney and Nick. Because of corporate ownership of the contenet, it was a package deal: all or nothing.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
15 days ago

Pressure needs to be fed back up the chain to stop that kind of thing. If enough people start dumping cable – for the explicit reason that they don’t want to pay for certain channels – then sooner or later they’ll be forced to take notice.

To paraphrase Tom Hanks: Your money goes up the chain, you pay the cable provider and the cable provider pays the content providers. If you stop paying the cable provider – well then sooner or later the content provider loses money as well.
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Whitney
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Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

That is the cable model. Whatever channels are in your package, whether you watch them or not, they’re getting a percentage of your cable bill. So if you have a channel in your package that you hate and so don’t watch it it doesn’t mean anything because they are still getting your money. The only way to cut it is to cut that bill

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Whitney
15 days ago

That is true, but wouldn’t lack of viewership affect how much they can charge for ad spots?

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Whitney
15 days ago

I cut my cable in the early 2000s for financial reasons, but Z is right, after a while you just don’t miss it.

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  tarstarkas
15 days ago

Likewise. I got rid of my TV in 2007 and haven’t owned one since. Further, I’ve watched not more than a minute of TV in over 10 years. It’s become foreign to me and everything about it is inherently toxic.

Mikep
Mikep
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

I stopped watching the idiot box during the Brexit campaign over four years ago now. Not only do I not miss it, but when I find myself in a room where a TV is on, I find really annoying.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

I quit watching TV back in ’88.

I win.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Nunnya Bidnez, jr
15 days ago

For all intents and purposes, I quit in ’92. That was also the year I stopped listening to pop music.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

Nothing destroys the ambiance of a restaurant more surely than the presence of boob toobs. But they’re practically ubiquitous. When at all possible, I request a table as far away from the idiot box as possible.

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

I’ve been known to change my mind about entering a restaurant that plays TV, especially multiple screens to cover every viewing angle. Or, with loud music. Hip-hop? Color me gone.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Gravity Denier
14 days ago

Oh, hell ya’. Rap is an instant deal-breaker. If I hear that shit in an establishment I’ll never go back.

skeptic16
skeptic16
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Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
14 days ago

I (used to) go to the local 24Hour Fitness. I could only stand it for about 30 minutes as the blaring music alternated between some hip hop gangsta and some kind of current day Alanis Morrisette. Now 24Hour has filed for bankruptcy.

Carrie
Reply to  Mikep
15 days ago

I love that term: “idiot box.”
My Dad called it that, too.
And: “the boob tube.”

Whitney
Member
Reply to  tarstarkas
15 days ago

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a TV also but I traveled a lot before the pandemic and so I would travel to places and there would be a TV. I always kind of considered it a bonus that I would watch TV. But four months without one seems to have done it because I finally travelled again and I never turned it on. And it feels different. It’s like the last of those tendrils are out of my brain

Moss
Member
Reply to  Whitney
15 days ago

Right with you, don’t miss it. When I come across a TV now, the noise is absolutely jarring. Sports is even worse. They dial up the crowd noise to 11. It’s probably subliminal advertising!

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Tv B gone tv killer keychain universal remote. Those public places that insist on blaring loops of espn or CNN. Zap.

My globogym has giant tvs going constantly even though there are no sports to watch. Cheap entertainment to turn them off one by one and watch some chunky chica in poly sausage casings run around trying to re-ignite the warming glow for the poc contingent getting their daily talking points. Also buys me time to lose the mask for a heavy set. The dissident must learn to enjoy the smallest of victories.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
15 days ago

…chunky chica in poly sausage casings..

Hahahahhaa…oh the visual! I’d like the IR TV Remote Grenade. Something small and covert, that you could stick to the ceiling of the room and it would randomly blast the off command until the battery runs out.
That would be worth a few service calls…

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Screwtape
15 days ago

I tried a few of the TV zapper apps for my Android but no workee. Great idea though. For the innocent, the TV Zapper is a remote control that sends “power off” command to all known models of TV 😀

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
14 days ago

I thought you were joking but there really is such a device!

https://www.tvbgone.com/

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Agree. A TV in my house has a high correlation with a partner who watches it endlessly. At one time, my “quality time” with girlfriend was to watch one Lifetime or other movie of equivalent quality, most nights 🙂 Now I am probably a poor example of a man for a long-term relationship, but I am much happier without a TV or a TV-hypnotized female in my house.

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

Cable came along for the masses in the ‘70s. Ted Turner. ESPN debuted in 1979 and showed a lot of Australian Rules football because the North American broadcast rights were free. They gradually began to have the money to show US-mainstream sports. This is what led to the demise of the various games of the week. It also led to people getting cable. MTV was still several years away. In the early years, when there wasn’t much ‘extra’ content out there to populate cable channels, access to ESPN was probably the reason the majority of cable subscribers signed up. That’s… Read more »

David Wright
Member
15 days ago

Most major cities already subside the arenas, maybe through various manipulations they will find a way to subsidize the teams themselves.

You are right though, after Boomers then what? Young men in their twenties and thirties aren’t mimicking their elders sports patterns.
We have got to get more people to pull the tv plug along with Netflix, Hulu and other pozzed crap.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  David Wright
15 days ago

The subsidies to build new arenas have been failing when put to the voters for several years now. City and state governments have been trying to bypass the voters to still get these deals done. The votes in San Diego, with fans being told outright the Chargers were leaving if it wasn’t approved weren’t even close. I doubt there will ever be a popular vote for a new sports stadium in the United States again. The argument city government types made that they drive economic growth was always dubious, but they can’t even try to make it now.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Barnard
15 days ago

On several occasions having visied two city arenas (RFK in DC and Veterans in Baltimore), I note they are usually — not always* — located in blighted urban areas. Even if city owned, I’m sure the well-connected made big bucks selling the property, or building the stadium. Even in my younger years, walking to/from the arena entrance exposed one to a distinctly unfriendly street life. I guess “safety in numbers” and there was some police presence, but I’d avoid such areas outside of major event times. Jobs for the locals? If only! Most of those people wouldn’t qualify to work… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  David Wright
15 days ago

Cash-strapped cities won’t be building new stadiums. As Barnard wrote, that already was a dead horse.

White Alyssum
White Alyssum
Reply to  David Wright
15 days ago

“… after Boomers then what? Young men in their twenties and thirties aren’t mimicking their elders sports patterns.”

The games will be altered and made more vulgar to appeal to their coarser, more vulgar dusky audience. Whites will watch and be further coarsened. This is what happens when you let these folks in your culture — you take them in and they become part of you, like it or not. Just as the Mexicans bred with the Africans in their country and those blacks became part of the Mexican fabric.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  White Alyssum
15 days ago

For those of you who still have a TV, look at what happened to the show Family Feud. After running through a handful of white hosts, they hired a jogger. The show then devolved from white bread brain candy to a steady stream of vulgarities, with each question intended to elicit the money shot of an elderly female saying, “something, something, body part!” to loud guffaws.

WOPR
WOPR
15 days ago

While out yesterday, I saw a little bit of an MLB game with the empty stands. It doesn’t work and that surprised me some. I figure that if you don’t see the fans, you do not have the subconscious feeling of being there at the park. It’s why radio broadcasts always include the stadium noise.

Reptilian Skinsuit
Reptilian Skinsuit
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

I might add that fans project impressive plays onto their active fantasies as they watch. The football receiver who hauls down an impossible catch and jukes for a score is us and the crowd roar and chants are for us. That jumping cheerleader with major league yabbos is looking right at us. Fan lives are often pretty dreary and devoid of meaning, for example, nobody applauds when you wash the car and take out the garbage bags. Sports ball and perhaps an intoxicating substance, or bonding with your buddies and enjoying the camaraderie, helps remove us from the drudge. I… Read more »

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Reptilian Skinsuit
15 days ago

nobody applauds when you wash the car and take out the garbage bags.

Speak for yourself! My garbage bag cheering section is enthusiastic! I love my fans!

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

The thing about fans at the games is they serve as social proof for the TV viewer.

Bingo! Without the fans, it’s just a bunch of men in silly outfits playing a kids’ game. Sure, they’re extremely good at what they do, but in the end, what they’re doing is no different nor more important than a bunch of regular guys playing in a softball league.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
15 days ago

Regular guys playing in a softball league is actually way more fun.

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  Vizzini
15 days ago

The last time I watched, however briefly, “regular guys” playing basketball was a night game at the Y at least 15 years ago. They were all White; they were all in their 20’s and early 30’s; there were no fans; and they were (very obviously) having fun. I hope that continues into the future.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  TeachEm2Think
15 days ago

Physical activity is good, but the scenario cited above risks a challenge to a game against Those Other People 🙂

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

Beer league hockey.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Bob
15 days ago

Beer league hockey is a healthy way for white guys to commune, but shinny on a frozen pond takes things one level higher. There’s no better physical activity.

Sauced Tomato
Sauced Tomato
Reply to  Vizzini
15 days ago

Playing league dodgeball is really fun and a decent workout. I’m 50+ but routinely zap the soy boys and mouthy biotches with great pleasure. Millennials cannot throw or catch even if they have trim bodies and the SPLAT of zinging a fatty put me in a wonderful mood. It won’t grow muscle but you end up not caring because of the laughter and schadenfreude.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Sauced Tomato
15 days ago

Hey, bud, where can I get some of that action?!

Sauced Tomato
Sauced Tomato
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
15 days ago

I live in the core of a large US city (fiance/later wife diagnosed with medical issue, so no kids; we stayed behind after our friends moved away to raise families). It was likely easier for me to find league play. Search your area online for organized competition. Usually winter but try to firm up your play by mid-autumn at the latest. More rural or small suburban may have structured pick-up games through the YMCA/YWCA or comparable organizations, here we have formal dodgeball league play and social and professional leagues. Urban territory is more likely to insist on set teams, mostly… Read more »

Carrie
Reply to  Sauced Tomato
15 days ago

That sounds fantastic.
Takes me back to my elementary school days when dodgeball was a regular past-time during our recess of 30-35 minutes. (Felt longer…)
Those were back in the days (mid-80’s) when dodgeball was for kids: we could all take it, and there was no whining.
When you were out, you were out!

Sauced Tomato
Sauced Tomato
Reply to  Carrie
15 days ago

I feel ya. We kids actually engaged in play, fantasy and mischief back in the day. No lcd screens. Every year or so some kid fell from the surprisingly tall “monkey bars” on the playground and broke an arm or something. There was a grove of pine trees densely planted as a firebreak near a ravine. We’d climb to the tops, rock the tree back and forth, and use them as a spring to the next tree. This way we’d spring across the grove end-to-end until we fell clutching branches and needles. And then get yelled at for all the… Read more »

Federalist
Federalist
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

It’s like MLB is trying to be “fake and gay.” Multimillionaires genuflect to blacks in the hood to fight non-existent societal ills. Then they play the national anthem to an empty stadium to display their faux patriotism. Finally, they play a child’s game in front of cardboard cutouts – literal fake fans.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Federalist
15 days ago

The whole world is turning fake so all the institutions are as well…Clown world extravaganza…That’s why Community is so damn important…

Member
Reply to  Lineman
15 days ago

How long can it be until CGI fans fill virtual stadiums while AI players run around chasing a digital ball?

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  Federalist
15 days ago

The fans will be CGI before you know it.
Literally – they won’t tell you.
Fake fans, just like as soon as the election is stolen and certified they’ll have a fake vaccine suddenly available for Covid. The placebo will be almost entirely effective because they’ll introduce very strict criteria for the diagnosis of Covid-19 which will be widely applied and the numbers will fall just at the right time.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

I recall, a few years ago, some fans were up in arms because they figured out that crowd sounds were being piped into the sportsball broadcasts. I think it mattered back then, because people actually cared about their sports and their teams. Now, everything is fake and people obviously don’t care at all. They just ignore the whole thing. The worm has turned, and the sports system, such as it is, hasn’t caught up yet. If I were Jerry Jones, I would put the Cowboys up for sale, yesterday.

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  Dutch
15 days ago

And then I would gladly watch some genius like Mark Cuban buy it and then wait a couple of years until his franchises tank. What goes around …..

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Dutch
15 days ago

The NBA has been piping in noise since the 90s. And that was the time I stopped watching.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Cardboard fans? Seriously? Christ almighty…
It all becomes more bizarre with each passing day.

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
14 days ago

The IQ in the stadium actually rose.

dr_mantis_toboggan_md
Member
Reply to  thezman
14 days ago

Playing college basketball, the enthusiasm of your home crowd can buoy your spirits and push you to greater performance. I’ve heard it’s the same with musicians at large concerts as well. There is no greater thrill than hitting a big three pointer that gets the crowd on their feet and yelling your name. A lot of players hated playing on the road, but I reveled in the hatred of the opposing fans. It also lifted my performances as I wanted to silence them. We were playing our conference rivals (I played in what would be termed a mid-major conference that… Read more »

Barnard
Barnard
15 days ago

Your demographic points are also why the NBA has made itself completely subservient to China. More people in China watched the last game of the 2019 NBA Finals than watched in the U.S. This is their plan to survive the collapse in U.S. fan interest. Eventually they will likely have two divisions, one of American teams which will only be located in major cities and one in China.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Barnard
15 days ago

The best part of China becoming the top superpower is seeing all these blacks kissing those Jackie Chan feet.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
15 days ago

i was once a huge sportsball guy. Now? Don’t care.

My experience is not unique.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  MemeWarVet
15 days ago

Yup.

I used to live and die with my college football and pro hockey teams.

Now I have no idea who’s even on their rosters and I don’t care.

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

I have to chime in here to agree, with a caveat. My best sports experiences, by far, involved my own play or that of my kids. But the interest, shared experiences in pro and college sports was HIGH. So unlike many (most?) posters here that “never got into” I played a college sport. All of my four kids played college sports; two went to the NCAAs in their sport . We traveled. They traveled. Spent lots of time and $$$$. Now, zip. No interest in the enemy combatants that have occupied the diamonds, courts and fields. No watching, attending, gear,… Read more »

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Owlman
15 days ago

Cannot edit so add: college sports to the post, along with pros. Then again, the NCAA is a pro sports league.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
Reply to  Owlman
15 days ago

Agree. Best, most intense, game i ever watched was my 12 yrs daughter’s soccer championship.

waitingForTheStorm
Member
15 days ago

Two things changed my viewing habits. In the early 2000’s, a world champion boxer bought the house next door. In 3 weeks, we were on the property line with drawn, loaded pistols. Never again would I engage in activity that would funnel money to the nagger class of leeches. The boxer eventually ended up spending 10 years in a federal prison for defrauding the government of moneys meant to support the refugees from the Katrina flooding in New Orleans. Could not have happened to a more deserving dindunuffin. Second, a bobcat began taking my hens. For two full months, I… Read more »

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
15 days ago

Don’t keep us in suspense! Did you get the bobcat?

waitingForTheStorm
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
15 days ago

Yes.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Vizzini
15 days ago

He did, he’s told that story before 😉

waitingForTheStorm
Member
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
15 days ago

Wow. I did not I had a following…

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
14 days ago

I was a good story, hard to forget!

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
15 days ago

Bobcat Lives Matter …. doncha know?

waitingForTheStorm
Member
Reply to  TeachEm2Think
15 days ago

Not if they are taking my hens. I promise you.

Moss
Member
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
15 days ago

Did you get the bobcat?

waitingForTheStorm
Member
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Yes.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Bobcat isn’t protected wildlife? Kill the wrong animal and you can face several years in prison. I’m a cat person, but I can understand the need of a “farmer” to protect his livestock.

waitingForTheStorm
waitingForTheStorm
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
15 days ago

In my state they are classed as nuisance animals when they are taking livestock. Nuisance animals can be taken if they are causing damage to your animals. I looked it up before I acted.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  waitingForTheStorm
15 days ago

I’d rather have a pack o’ bobcats as my neighbors than a Hutu.

Severian
15 days ago

The Olympics would be a good test of the theory. Totalitarian states love the Olympics. The USSR used to go all-in on… well, they went all-in on everything, of course, but they used to pay particular attention to those contests that their ethnics could win. Karelin, the great wrestler, was from Siberia, for example. When are the next Games, 2022? Let’s see if President Abrams goes full-blast for Team USA, full of all-American patriots named Gomez, Chatterjee and Kung Pao.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Severian
15 days ago

Chatterjee? Are you sure? I cannot recall ever seeing an Indian athlete of repute… From recent memory, it was joggers for the athletics, YT for swimming and a mix of yellows and whites for the gymnastics. And then there were the entries for comic relief…

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  OrangeFrog
15 days ago

I’m not sure an athlete from India has ever won an Olympic medal. I remember Steve Sailer writing about that a few years ago. Pretty amazing considering the immense population of India. Human biodiversity is real.

Liberty Mike
Member
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

What about the Slumdog Synchronized Swimmer?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Liberty Mike
15 days ago

And competitive Life of Pi Eating?

Amwolf
Amwolf
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

India has won 28 medals in the Olympics. They’ve recently won medals in wrestling (Rio 2016, London 2012, Beijing 2008), shooting (London 2012, Beijing 2008), Athens 2004), badminton (Rio 2016, London 2012), and boxing (London 2012, Beijing 2008).

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

Somehow the badminton medals don’t surprise me…

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  Amwolf
15 days ago

They would medal in cricket and possibly polo if these sports were played in the Os.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

Kinda strange seeing how they’re best suited for gymnastics.

Severian
Reply to  OrangeFrog
15 days ago

I’m not saying he’d win anything. But, he’d be there. After all, Diversity is Our Strength, and “our” Olympic team has to Look Like America….

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
15 days ago

The shortest book I ever read: “Great Indian Heavyweight Champs in Boxing History.”

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Severian
15 days ago

I’ve supported athletes of European heritage over those who happen to have the same color passport for many Olympics.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

Yes. I have expressed similar views on the importance of heritage in the past to friends, mostly the response was a tepid agreement but they still ‘got behind our man’. Of course, it is hard to consider him ‘your man’ when he comes out draped in the Union Jack and the flag of Nigeria… And that is before we even get to the genetic matter. I have to say that the recent debacle with sport and the constant anti-white rhetoric have made it easier, for me at least, to broach this formerly delicate subject with other people who previously would… Read more »

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  OrangeFrog
15 days ago

Having lived in Oxford, England for two years, I still cringe when I see some coal-black participant on an “English team” and always wonder: what the hell are you people trying to prove?

The Rt. Hon. J. Enoch Powell (MP) was right 58 years ago yet he would be mocked by the “elite” today as he was then. It is all shameful and Sad.

jake
jake
Reply to  TeachEm2Think
15 days ago

By “you people” I asume you mean the elite.
It’s always about remiinding people that they are powerless and this type of progress is inevitable but also mundane.
There’s definitely a paradox whereby something is amazing and MUST be clebrated but also it’s quotidian so why do YOU have a problem with it!?

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  TeachEm2Think
14 days ago

what the hell are you people trying to prove? Whether all of our higher ups believe it or not, the system they a part of seems to want to convince us that we are a multicultural paradise. And always have been. But of course it is not true. The while obsession with acceptance and now, celebration is an entirely feminine thing in my opinion. To be quite honest, too many joggers in the English national football team always bugged me but I could have accepted it were diversity not relentlessly pushed in every other aspect of life. The billboards as… Read more »

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  Severian
15 days ago

Back before race became a banal and incessant “issue,” athletic participation in the Olympics was determined by merit or quantifiable results. Need we remind our gentle readers of Thorpe and Owens? Ironically, the latter was congratulated by AH but ignored by FDR.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Severian
15 days ago

As long as they have beach volleyball and women’s gymnastics, the Olympics are worth viewing 😀

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
15 days ago

Baseball embracing BLM is a major mistake. Looking at the comments section for various articles, such as one reporting that they’re displaying a BLM logo on the pitchers mound, show overwhelmingly angry comments. Most along the lines of keeping politics out of sports, which is their “escape” from all of that. Many are now understanding the Marxist agenda of BLM also. When you scan the crowd at a major league baseball game, it’s very white. There are some Hispanics, especially for Dodger games, but generally it looks like 1970s America. Scolding whites for their racism when all they want to… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

AWFLs love BLM and baseball is the least AWFL-friendly sport I can think of.

Carrie
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

what is “AWFL” ?

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

ESPN was reportedly thrilled four million viewers watched the opening night game between the Yankees and Nationals. Although baseball ratings had already gone off a cliff compared to what they were historically. What is the growth strategy when the graph for viewership of the World Series looks like this? Last year’s series only averaged 14 million viewers because 23 million tuned into Game 7.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_television_ratings

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Wolf Barney
15 days ago

My first Dodger game was one of those early moments of “this is not my country anymore”. Driving into “Chavez Ravine” was like crossing into TJ from San Diego. The stands were still fairly white but the hostile swagger of the invaders and overall dirt-world vibe was quite a jolt. Even before I became situationally aware I thought it was a terrible place to be: one way in/out in an urban canyon surrounded by brown shantytowns and 50,000 people drinking for four hours. Fun fact. Chavez ravine was once a place where they housed smallpox patients during an outbreak in… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
15 days ago

It’s hard not to laugh. So the Joggers who took a knee are having to take a seat. The whole structure of cable fees where the ESPN’S get their revenue by force from those who don’t watch is ripe for change. Trump should sic the FCC on them with a mandate to break it up within the next quarter- It really is time to take the war to them. Similarly He should fire all PBS appointees etc- Were I him I’d go after one or two of those guys for treason – there’s no end of broadcasts giving aid a… Read more »

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Esports. The coming generation will just tune in to watch adderol athletes and see who can flick their mouse faster in Counterstrike. Thats probably a joke, but I dont know tbh.

Dinoethedoxie
Dinoethedoxie
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

My son spends more time watching other people play video games than he does watching people play sports ball.

So not a joke.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Dinoethedoxie
15 days ago

Better to worship asians than blacks

c matt
c matt
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Question: Will it become a summer or winter Olympic event?

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Likewise. It mystifies me.

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

At the risk of outing myself as a complete loser, i have watched professional counterstrike esports which is why i used that example. I dont play video games anymore, but when i did that game was my go to. Watching the pros was interesting, in a similar way that to me football is the most interesting sport: they have to fight for every inch of territory and occasionally the teamwork comes together just right to allow one guy to make a big “play”. It was mildly exciting for a few matches and then it quickly wears off. I understand the… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

I don’t know, football is pretty impenetrable. When I was relating the rules to a foreigner they were baffled as to why I was watching what was apparently a courtroom drama sprinkled a smidge of violence concerning an oblong ball.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
15 days ago

Watch rugby

Carrie
Reply to  sentry
15 days ago

Yes!
Love rugby.
In my estimation, they are tougher, b/c 1) there is more skill involved adn 2) they only wear a mouthguard and/or a small headpiece to tape their ears (if they’re in the scrum).
Plus: its a European homeland sport!

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  sentry
15 days ago

No committee meetings before every play in rugby. No time for TV commercials – escape the poz!

Moss
Member
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093894/mediaviewer/rm3075410688
It was set in 2019…they just missed it!

Moss
Member
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Actually, we seem to have this going on informally right now. Not quite a sport yetcomment image

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Moss
15 days ago

Yup, time for some new sports. Motorboat destruction derby. Unmanned RTV mine field crossings (how far can they get before they blow up?). Motorcycle drawn chariot races (it’s been done). Junk car cliff jumping (goes on now). Basically anything with a motor, involving destruction and/or explosions. If we are going to waste time, let’s have as much stupid fun with it as possible.

Apple Jacks
Apple Jacks
Reply to  Dutch
15 days ago

The name of the show: North Korean Defector. Winner gets official permission to cut a sheaf of wheat. Loser gets strapped to grid coordinates and mortar bombed or fed to sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Dutch
15 days ago

Pretty much what a bunch of 8-10y/o boys would invent. IOW, perfect! Fire crackers, bb guns, caps, and whatever dragged from the shed or garage we thought dad wouldn’t miss. So its come full circle.

I started losing interest in pro sports when it started taking itself too seriously. Its called ‘playing’ sports for a reason. The corporate globohomo blackening was just a last nail.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

That’s because you don’t play computer yourself. It’s like with soccer: if you do not have the faintest idea about what’s going on on the pitch, all you see is people kicking a ball around. At any rate, you don’t watch the players in esport, you watch the game. I used to watch televised Starcraft tournaments – the players were all from South Korea, so it’s impossible to tell them apart in the first place. There’d be the occasional shot of the players, sitting utterly motionless in their perspex bubbles since their hands were below the frame, but 96% of… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

Eh, I’ve been into video games for a long time and I don’t see the appeal of watching others play.

Joe Rogan is 100% right they are a huge time sink with no redeeming benefit.

My interest declined when I realized that the game mechanics are the same year to year while the developers just disguise them in fancier assemblages of pixels.

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

True. Couple that with cut throat economics for the publisher leading to rushed production, hiring of more incompetent designers, and more political intrusion and aside from prior dopamine addiction to gaming the appeal is getting harder to see.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

Big time lifetime gamer here and the story I always relate is an interview Game Informer had with the guy who “beat World of Warcraft” (i.e., had completed EVERY task, at the time). When they asked him how he felt about his accomplishment he said (paraphrasing) “nothing but an f’n waste of time”.
As far as distractions go, you could do worse, but as the other commentator here points out, development has hit a wall. Triple-A titles any more are just reskinned takes on previous efforts, but now full of Poz’ed bullshit that makes it tiresome rather than enjoyable.

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

The Wild Geese Howard saiid: “Eh, I’ve been into video games for a long time and I don’t see the appeal of watching others play.”

When I was young and dumb, I played the slots quite a bit. But the few times I’ve watched vids on Youtube of other people playing, bored me to tears.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Irishfarmer
15 days ago

It’s no joke. That is essentially what esports boils down to – insane mouse DPI tracking and superior frame rates. There’s even celebrity-style endorsement contracts that occur. I don’t play, I’m in my late 60s, but custom building and tuning high-performance PCs is a bit of a hobby and you can’t help running into these cocksnots. Esports is what the custom-PC market seems to have oriented towards, too.

Epaminondas
Member
15 days ago

In my sportsball addiction days, I loved reading the newspaper sports columnists. The suspense would build just before the game, then you eagerly bought the Sunday paper to read the Homeric tale of how your team won or lost, and what was ahead. Or how your team exacted revenge for a past loss. Then the cycle would begin again on Monday, rising to a crescendo of anecdotes, innuendo, and injury reports creating fan anxiety. What a multicultural clown car I finally exited.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Epaminondas
15 days ago

I remember my brother and his friends all collecting baseball cards and playing softball or football pickup games. With the collapse of civic life due to two income families, diversity, and electronic entertainment, that’s almost vanished. The only ‘team’ sport my older boy enjoyed was airsoft games, and the younger one spent a few years in a church-sponsored football team. Otherwise it was individual, paid athletics (fencing, MME, etc.). The younger one still watches football with dad although they both know I hate it.

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  Epaminondas
15 days ago

Awww, c’mon Ep, everyone is allowed to have a hobby or some frivolous distractions in life! My brother (retired US Army and current perfesser of business classes) has been a subscriber reading The Sporting News for at least 50 years. I haven’t asked him yet about any of this — why spoil his fun when the franchises are doing their level best to implode?

Marko
Marko
15 days ago

Time to edit the tagline, Z!
“The Z Blog | Sports, Culture, and Other Stuff”

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
15 days ago

On the other hand, sports entertainment has been a vital part of keeping whitey under control. Something will have to be done to reestablish the mind control device known as sportsball. They can’t let it go. They will probably drastically shorten schedules and cut salaries while they ratchet up the marketing to get YT worked up for the big clash once or twice a week. We’ll see a lot more corporate sponsorship and other forms of public hoopla helping to set the stage and raise interest in these events. There will be a lot more narrative leading up to the… Read more »

Reptilian Skinsuit
Reptilian Skinsuit
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Well, and that would mean a large segment of the gambling industry, licit or otherwise, will shrink proportionally. I often wonder how this shutdown will affect betting and the interests served.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

The setup in our state are casinos only on the various injun (feather not dot) rezs. It’s their way of getting back at us pale faces for kicking their asses back in the day – taking our wampum.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  usNthem
15 days ago

That does raise another question about Covid shutdowns, what are Native American tribes going to do to make up for the revenue shortfalls they will get hit with this year? They had to already be in decline a lot places because of other legalized gambling, and it isn’t like they can turn to other sources of revenue to make up the difference.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  Barnard
15 days ago

Probably their primary source of tribal revenue other than what they get from uncle sugar.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  usNthem
15 days ago

I’ll bet you the rez near me makes more money on gas and cigarettes.

PGT Beauregard
PGT Beauregard
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

What the leagues dont realize Z, is that all this woke jaboonery will finally drive home to Whitey that he has a target on his back. How do you think he is going to spend his Sundays now? At the gun range; rehearsing tactics for conflict, noting who in his community is on the other team. In short, he will be preparing for war. The reason fighting is allowed in hockey is so the players dont bash each other over the head with sticks. Sportsball serves the same purpose; it lets whitey blow off steam, and brainwashes him into thinking… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  PGT Beauregard
15 days ago

I hope you are right Pierre!

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  PGT Beauregard
15 days ago

“noting who in his community is on the other team…”
This. They had one of these “protest marches” in my town. I was not alone putting out feelers to find out who the kids were that marched. And by extension whom their parents are. Good to know who the traitors are for a variety of reasons.

Moss
Member
Reply to  PGT Beauregard
15 days ago

PGT, a hopeful message but I suspect THEY will have a new Soma pill at the ready.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Yves Vannes
15 days ago

That, and if baseball is any gage, ‘roids.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Yves Vannes
15 days ago

Since the country is drifting Left anyway, why not make it a government partnership. We’ve enduring PBS for half a century or more, so why not the Public Football League? “Tonight’s play-off game is made possible with a generous grant from Amazon and funding from the National Endowment for the Sports.” 🙂

Tykebomb
Tykebomb
15 days ago

It’s hard to be excited about this. The social culture around sports will not be rebuilt. What happens to all those guys do they become even more socially isolated?

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Tykebomb
15 days ago

Good question.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Tykebomb
15 days ago

A very good point, the default for younger men of video games and porn are a definite downgrade from being obsessed with sports.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Tykebomb
15 days ago

That’s why we need to be building Communities so they have something to invest their time in that’s worthwhile to them and the progeny…

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
Reply to  Tykebomb
15 days ago

Tykebomb said: “What happens to all those guys do they become even more socially isolated?”

For a lot of the over 50 crowd, it’s going to be more booze, drugs, gambling and suicide.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
15 days ago

NBA to players: We’ll give you $10+ mil a year to play a game that never adapted itself to giant men, so it’s effectively a children’s game for you. But there’s one thing: don’t go to strip clubs during pandemics.

Players to NBA: I literally don’t know what to spend $10+ mil on other than floozys, so no can do on the flesh pots.

Sigh.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  ProZNoV
15 days ago

If it’ll make you feel better, roughly half of these pro athetes are bankrupt within a few years of retirement. 🙂 “So I have heard.”

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
15 days ago

This demographic cliff has been known to the sports leagues for a long time, which is why they happily throw in with the hate-whitey stuff. Sure, many of the principles really do hate white people, but much of it driven by the carnival barker’s belief in his ability to will an audience into existence. They really do think they can cast the same spell on the brown hordes that they cast on white people and get the same result. The virus panic and cultural revolution will put those theories to the test. Cable providers will collapse almost simultaneously for these… Read more »

TeachEm2Think
Reply to  Jack Dobson
15 days ago

Correct. My comments hither and yon have been based on the economics: assuming a 50-75% “White” boycott, how do these franchises expect 3% of the “african-American” population — the ones with expendable income — to maintain the income streams that they have come to expect over the last 10-20-30-40+ years?

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  TeachEm2Think
15 days ago

I’d love to know where that figure on the disposable income of blecqs comes from. Non-trivial trivia.

Bilejones
Member
15 days ago

NBC (owned by Comcast a chief competitor of Disney, owner of ESPN) is dancing around to cope with this- and the possibility of disaggregated cable fees by pushing a lot of Sports content onto a Web Channel- Peacock.com, free at a basic level but $5-$10 a month for most.
When all of this settles out it will be a hoot to see what happens to the Public Broadcasting System.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/04/15/why-isnt-pbs-included-cable-alternatives/469817002/

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
Reply to  Bilejones
15 days ago

Bilejones said: “When all of this settles out it will be a hoot to see what happens to the Public Broadcasting System.”

As long as the Democreats can pump loads of fiat currency into PBS , the beat will go on.

WJ0216
WJ0216
15 days ago

It’s amazing that young healthy NFL players, who on every play, risk significant bodily injury, broken bones and long term brain damage, are afraid to play because of the Wu Flu. No rational perspective on risk.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Yup.

It’s incredible how many negroes I’ve seen wearing their face diapers outside on bright sunny days with no one within a few hundred feet.

They also seem to love wearing them while they drive down the highway at speed.

carolina reaper
carolina reaper
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
15 days ago

Joggers where I live place top of the mask under their nostrils so when breathing through their noses the are exposing and exposed to any particles in the environment. A mask is just a fashion accessory for any of us but the jogger destroys whatever protection he might otherwise enjoy. And you know the nogs don’t wash their hands or cover their faces when sneezing.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  carolina reaper
15 days ago

Perhaps it doesn’t fit over their nose.

carolina reaper
carolina reaper
Reply to  KGB
15 days ago

No. The correct question for your suggestion is: what are jews. It was jews for ten shekels. Joggers tend to have broad but flat noses readily accommodated under face masks (check out FBI surveillance videos of the negro robbing banks; the masks fit).

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
Reply to  thezman
15 days ago

Z Man said: ” Blacks fear that which they cannot see. Ghosts, white privilege, viruses.”

And personal responsibility. Don’t see much of that in the hood either. Education, hard work and delayed gratification. It’s all white supremacy, specifically designed to keep the black man down.

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
15 days ago

Someone has commented on this board that Patrick Mahomes half a billion dollar contract may be the Pickett’s charge high water mark of modern day professional sports.
i think that is right.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
15 days ago

We can hope so. I’m old enough to remember when Reggie White’s 4yr/$17m contract with the Packers was big money. Less than 30 years ago!

CAPT S
CAPT S
15 days ago

There’s the famous saying that “facts are stubborn things.” Demographics are more stubborn. Like all things seemingly COVID related, all these baked-in-the-cake consequences have merely been accelerated. We don’t need to boycott for the sake of ESPN’s demise … we need to boycott everything that sucks positive productive energy from our lives. Motives matter.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  CAPT S
15 days ago

Stop using the word boycott and just stop doing it.

Make it permanent.

CAPT S
CAPT S
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Sure thing bud … synonyms for “boycott” are snub, spurn, withdraw from. Can’t you grasp that I’m on your side?

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  CAPT S
15 days ago

Yea Capt I don’t know why people can’t be civil on shit like that…Most of us here are on the same side…

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Lineman
15 days ago

Refer to earlier posts in this thread where people whined about “boycotts”. In my experience the whining from people even when you point out explicitly how they’re getting screwed over by some institution – is just pathetic. “Boycott” appears to be some sort of trigger word along the lines of “isolationist”. My guess is that lefties intentionally go after people when “boycotts” are discussed because they know if they got legs against certain institutions – they’d be hard pressed to make up what was lost. That’s why I mention “isolationist” – because I remember how Ron Paul (and others) were… Read more »

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

So what does that have to do with being civil to one another on here… Listen you said so yourself that boycotts are for wanting change til they see things our way well I highly doubt they are going to so our boycotting will go on until they are gone…

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Calsdad
15 days ago

Now, sort of a synonym, “blockade” will get people’s attention. Sort of a no-choice boycott 😀

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Lineman
15 days ago

Whatever, the language po-leese, seriously. I started boycotting Burger King the moment they condoned throwing shakes at Nigel Farage. McD, BLM = minus me. Now it is obvious that these companies sell a toxic product made to make you obese, and are greasy. They serve as magnets for cheap labor, cough, cough. And yet even their ESL employees are getting replaced by automation, kiosks right out in front of them. The list grows, and it is remarkable when you personally tally up the $$ that even ONE person can deny these Marxist fronts. Mike/Apple – the slave/indentured/forced labor crowd, same… Read more »

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Owlman
15 days ago

Mike = Nike. You knew that. And lookie-lookie, Volkswagen is right there IN the focal city of wee-gur forced labor.

Now what company can lay claim to being founded on the combination of SLAVE LABOR + SCAM than good old VW? The “KdF Car”… sure.

All of these fulminations about the “guilt” of Americans for “slavery” – no Statute of Limitations on guilt that can be monetized … right before it becomes clear that these most Woke corporations are NOW, IN REAL TIME exploiting forced labor ….

Just a coincidence.

Member
15 days ago

I took an interest in pro sports starting when I was in college when I saw that the one safe subject for conversation was how the sports teams were doing. Without the social aspect, a lot of people will ignore pro sports.

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  Raymond R
15 days ago

This is an excellent point. Sports talk serves as a cultural bridge in a multi cultural work space. Take away that lingua franca and smoothing over differences becomes a lot more difficult. Especially as racial tensions rise.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
15 days ago

I suspect all sports, not just professional ones, are going to see a decline in attendance even here in Europe. For example European skiers are in decline and not just because of “climate change” and less snow – although to be fair, that is a measurable factor. Wealthy boomers are getting too old to ski, and younger millennials can’t afford the cost of equipment, travel, hotels and ski passes. Millenials also spend less time on the slopes as their parents did at the same age. So hotels in the area are seeing a decline, as are restaurants and local shops.… Read more »