My dislike of sports, especially “professional” sports, is well documented on this blog. See here and here.
However, if you will allow me a repeat rant?
There is a particular news station in our town that currently has an ad running where a local newscaster is saying, “We know you all love prep sports!” (at which point, I yell “No, we don’t!” at the TV). The newscaster goes on the say, “That’s why we’re giving you more coverage on the morning, noon, and evening weekend reports.” (at which point I resignedly sigh, “It’s your air time and real news stories to waste.”)
That’s really it. No big point to make. I’m just frustrated. It’s just a game – tiddlywinks, dominoes, and guys in tight pants throwing a leather ball and mauling each other – it’s all the same to me.
I just hate being bombarded with it on TV, sandwiched cleverly in between real news, like it’s actually important.
When. It’s. Not.