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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So.... the NBA......

Let me toss my two cents in here - I hope both the owners and the players continue to show the abject stupidity that embodies the NBA, and the lockout continues, and ends the season.

Yep.  Screw the NBA.  They're the HIGHEST PAID PRO ATHLETES as far as I can tell.  There are NFL Linemen who look at the money that a pine-riding NBA scrub is making and that poor lineman, with broken bones, aching joints, a bad back, is thinking "All I need is a jumpshot and an attitude and I'd be rich!"

Fuck the NBA.  They're a bunch of whiny bitches.  A bunch of overpaid, over-attitudinal half-men with chips on their shoulder and a sneer on their faces, complaining because they get paid millions to play a game.  Fuck 'em.  Fuck 'em all.  There are retired NFL players out there who can't walk anymore, and they made less in their entire career than some pine-riding flunkey makes in one NBA season.

Let the NBA fold for all I care.  Maybe then I wouldn't have to flip through entire channels of snot-nosed prima donnas to get to the REAL winter sport - Hockey.

5 comments:

Goober said...

The perpetual adolescense of professional athletes is being pushed on us all as some sort of a ideal to pursue. Everywhere you look you see boys in men's bodies masquerading as role models.

Jersey Shore. the NBA. Even the NFL to a large extent. It has become vogue in America for men to never grow up - to never move beyond adolescense and become a man. Popular music is all about makin money and screwing, and partying at the club every night. Their idea of "a way to describe a girl without being disrespectful" is to call her a "sexy bitch."

Men without chests. Men without morals. Men who think the right thing to do is whatever feels good at any given time. I think the thing that sickens me the most is that these perpetual boy-men are capable of doing these things only because real men - men who understand responsibility and sacrifice and what true manhood means - are willing to stand on the wall and do violence on their behalf so that they can continue going to the club every night.

I stopped watching all professional sports years ago because I couldn't take part in the glorification of boy-men any longer. They are not role models, nor some sort of ideal to aspire to - they are socially retarded boy-men.

In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful. - CS Lewis.

Gerry N. said...

I have never enjoyed pro sports, any of 'em. Now I know why. I noticed in High School that most of the "Jocks" were snot nosed brats, so I went hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. Almost every person I met at a trailhead or a creek, or camped near a lake in the high country was someone worth meeting.

Ragin' Dave said...

I used to enjoy baseball quite a bit, when I could actually go to the games. Baseball on TV bores me to tears. The most enjoyable sporting event I've ever experienced was a minor league hockey game. The place was packed, people were loud, the energy was through the roof.

I'll watch football, because I've played enough to appreciate just what it takes. But if the NFL had cancelled their season? I wouldn't have watched another game. Ever.

Rivrdog said...

Naaaaah. The real winter sport is American Bi-Athalon. Involves broad shoulders to pull the rope on your snow machine, and a steady nerve to hit anything with that rifle you've slung, and the eyes of an eagle to see those tracks in the snow that MIGHT lead you to game, or might lead you to a waiting bobcat...

Yeah, I enjoyed those three winters in the UP...

Ragin' Dave said...

Yeah, but can you call it an "American" sport when the Skandis kick our ass in it every Winter Olympics?