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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Anti-sports are perma-spammed

Just to be clear, I am no longer permitting any comments by the sports-hating Gamma crowd. Every anti-sports comment will be spammed on sight. Neither I nor anyone else cares why you don't watch pro football, women's badminton, men's beach volleyball, or anything else, and we don't appreciate your SJW-like attempts to interfere with what we happen to play, watch, and enjoy.

It was bad enough when the spaghetti-armed soyboys were littering every NFL thread with repetitive explanations of why they didn't watch sports. (We already knew they didn't ever play them.) But lately, they've been spamming unrelated threads with information about their non-watching habits and revealing far more than anyone ever wanted to know about their bizarre sexual obsessions.

I don't care what people like or don't like. And I am not interested in anyone's opinions about what they don't like and what they don't follow. If you want to preach the gospel of hating sports for one reason or another, that's fine, but do it on your own platform.

UPDATE: This was the fifth comment on this post: "Fat Boomers are giving up the NFL but not Vox “True Alt-Right” Day lol" So, I have turned off anonymous commenting on the blog because I have better things to do than clean up after the Fake Right. You will now have to be registered in order to comment here. You can thank the Alt-Retards for that. And they are so socially clueless that they will almost certainly hail this as a victory.

After all, nothing spells success like convincing people that you can't be trusted not to shit all over the carpet.

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118 Comments:

Blogger exfarmkid February 07, 2018 6:25 AM  

Thank you.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) February 07, 2018 6:27 AM  

Thank you

Blogger Koanic February 07, 2018 6:41 AM  

I wonder how many topics these guys are going to ruin.

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 07, 2018 6:45 AM  

Relief.

Anonymous Looking Glass February 07, 2018 6:47 AM  

Pro Badminton is f***ing lit, btw. While not my thing, some of the guys are legends in Asia.

Blogger VD February 07, 2018 7:00 AM  

I wonder how many topics these guys are going to ruin.

None. But they've already ruined anonymous commenting. The fifth comment here was an Alt-Retard posting about the NFL. So, I turned it off and you now have to be registered with Google or some other commenting ID system to comment here.

You can all thank the Alt-Retards for that. Don't bother complaining about it. I have better things to do than patrol the comment threads.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 07, 2018 7:01 AM  

Useless piles of jiggling suet with vivid memories of how they were always in dead last when the PE teacher made the class run around the football field.

Blogger The Kurgan February 07, 2018 7:05 AM  

Amen

Blogger Salt February 07, 2018 7:07 AM  

They consider dodge-ball a contact sport.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) February 07, 2018 7:08 AM  

The book threads aren't full of retards screaming about how much they hate books, the comics threads aren't full of retards screaming about how much they hate comics, etc.

Just sports. Their behavior reminds me of internet atheists.

Blogger roundeye February 07, 2018 7:10 AM  

Now if we can only start discussing golf course architecture like over at Sailer's...

Blogger VD February 07, 2018 7:17 AM  

Their behavior reminds me of internet atheists.

Except even the internet atheists are better behaved about not commenting where they are not welcome. Which is really saying something about just how retarded these guys are.

Blogger Duke Norfolk February 07, 2018 7:18 AM  

Good move. It really had become very obnoxious, to say the least.

Funny thing for me is that I loved watching sports for most of my life, but then I suddenly lost interest. I just couldn't get into it anymore. It was kind of a bummer, in a way, socially.

Who knows, maybe it will come back when the G-E saves the world, and I'll enjoy it again in my old age. :-)

Blogger Robert What? February 07, 2018 7:21 AM  

American football is my favorite to watch, but all the virtue signalling by the players and the league is making it very tedious.

Blogger VD February 07, 2018 7:22 AM  

American football is my favorite to watch, but all the virtue signalling by the players and the league is making it very tedious.

And yet, not as tedious as people who insist on continuing to talk incessantly about it.

Let that sink in....

Blogger rekrapt February 07, 2018 7:23 AM  

Team sports is one of the primary ways young people learn to work well with others. No surprise they hate most sports.

Blogger Robert What? February 07, 2018 7:23 AM  

To inject a little humor: not one of their funniest, but it occurred to me that these days probably not even college students get an education that would have them get it, or know who most of these guys were:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8

Blogger mark auld February 07, 2018 7:24 AM  

Several weeks ago,you posted about raising the Level of comments here...this should be a good start.

Blogger pdwalker February 07, 2018 7:27 AM  

Mind boggling.

There are quite a few people walking around who needed a punch in the nose or three while growing up.

Western civilization needs to bring back fisticuffs.

Blogger Chrom February 07, 2018 7:27 AM  

OT

Vox, I sent you an email re: comics. It might be caught in your spam trap.

Blogger Robert What? February 07, 2018 7:28 AM  

Ok, I'll shut up :-)

Blogger Phillip George February 07, 2018 7:34 AM  

rather than perma spam why not give them time out in the penalty box?

Blogger pdwalker February 07, 2018 7:40 AM  

I’ll take a stab at that question Phillip.

If they are old enough to post, and haven’t learned the rules of civilized behaviour or choose not to follow them, what makes you think a time-out will change them?

Blogger Clint February 07, 2018 7:41 AM  

Thank you. IQ and maturity level of comments just jumped 10%.

Blogger VD February 07, 2018 7:44 AM  

Vox, I sent you an email re: comics.

If it's about the corrections, I got it. Thank you, we're addressing that.

rather than perma spam why not give them time out in the penalty box?

Because that won't work. They've had plenty of opportunities to correct their behavior. I'm not wasting any more time on them.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume February 07, 2018 7:45 AM  

Thank you Vox. The alt-retards had made the comment sections a lot less interesting.

Funny thing, for gammas like themselves, being an alt-retard they are probably drunk (for the first time) on the feeling of being part of a team, even a retarded one. Its an empowering feeling to feel like that. Without proper socialization and such, its like wanting to marry the very first girl who puts out for them. Head over heals.

But, man, they are really retarded. Thanks again.

Blogger Koanic February 07, 2018 7:53 AM  

America used to have segregated sports leagues, and it will have them again, unless there is nothing to segregate. Desegregation was a nasty process, and resegregation looks to be no different.

Blogger c0pperheaded February 07, 2018 7:54 AM  

I would be curious to know how many of the Alt-retards are fathers.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 07, 2018 8:03 AM  

They're mad because of the NFL posts, in spite of the brilliant concepts and other information on here. They really are hurting their own understanding there. In 50 years people will be scouring the Wayback Machine and archiving the top 25% of posts on here, and trying to figure out how someone knew what would happen. Unfortunately they will also see retards angry that someone likes football.
I wonder what these guys think of Rodeo? That's my favorite sport. I guess because it's got a lot of Hispanics it's cucking to them.

Blogger rumpole5 February 07, 2018 8:04 AM  

I strongly advised my son to play high school sports because one learns so much about character and interpersonal relationships. That being said, it doesn't surprise me that men who are less athletic by nature would also be less enthusiastic about sports. When you post items about subjects that don't interest me it's easy to go on to another post. I will point out that some of your posts get a lot more comment action than others.

Blogger David The Good February 07, 2018 8:10 AM  

I never played on a team, but my Dad had a great arm. My brother and I spent plenty of late evenings throwing the football back and forth down the street in front of our house. "Come on, Dave, don't be a chicken!" he'd yell, then throw a tight spiral like a bullet into my gut. It hurt, but I'd catch most of them. I was more scared to miss the ball and get mocked than I was to throw myself in front of it. On Sunday, we watched the Dolphins religiously. Even when I quit following the team closely, if I called Dad he'd tell me who was signed, why this year was going to be "the year," or yet another "rebuilding year," etc. When Dad died this last summer in an accident, I wore a Dolphins shirt for my farewell words at his memorial service. Those who haven't ever had a Dad who loved the game - or a dad at all - can't understand the bonding or the value of sports. Yeah, we hate the convergence, but we still love the game and the memories of the game.

Blogger Man of the Atom February 07, 2018 8:12 AM  

David The Good wrote:Those who haven't ever had a Dad who loved the game - or a dad at all - can't understand the bonding or the value of sports. Yeah, we hate the convergence, but we still love the game and the memories of the game.

+9000

Blogger Dave February 07, 2018 8:21 AM  

Really hadn't noticed the commotion, but then again, myself and 3 million friends have been preoccupied with preparations for the parade tomorrow.

Blogger Shimshon February 07, 2018 8:27 AM  

I was never into sports in general and football in particular, but I didn't object when my mom got seats a few rows below Joe Dimaggio and took me to Superbowl XVII in 1983. I sold my stub a few years ago for around $30. I hope this sort of humblebrag doesn't get me banned. The train is fine.

Blogger Richard Holmes February 07, 2018 8:41 AM  

just signing up

Blogger Ben Cohen February 07, 2018 8:43 AM  

Football is too commercialized but it's still the great thing it used to be: guys getting together and playing their heart out.

You can't replace watching Brady lose the game to a fumble.

College football looks like what the NFL used to be.

Blogger Richard Holmes February 07, 2018 8:43 AM  

Alright.. I always used to publish anonymously. I guess people didn't believe you when you said you were annoyed. I think something about freedom of speech thing. Oh well, here we are.

Blogger VD February 07, 2018 8:49 AM  

I guess people didn't believe you when you said you were annoyed. I think something about freedom of speech thing.

I find it remarkable to observe that people still seem to think I am prone to bluffing. I don't have time for that sort of posturing nonsense. While I may not always get around do doing what I intend to do when I intend to do it, I don't play poker and I don't bluff.

Half the time when I warn people I'm hoping they don't back down so I can just go ahead and tee off on them. I'm not one of the Ben Shapiros and Matt Walshes and PZ Myerses of the world.

College football looks like what the NFL used to be.

Not really. NCAA players can't tackle, especially in the secondary.

Blogger Johnny February 07, 2018 8:50 AM  

We all push what we are good at. As a category sports is not different.

There are exceptions, but on balance Hollywood doesn't like sports or athletes. It comes out in the number of movies that have a negative take on athletics. Like the negative take (anti war) war movies, they don't sell well, and thus are the true opinions coming out. Not only is athletics a competing entertainment industry, but no doubt a lot of the creative types remember how they resented the jocks in high school.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 07, 2018 8:51 AM  

I'm covinced it was 4 individuals, or at most 6, sock puppeting. Because it got a reaction, they thought it was clever trolling. "Dissing football really gets under Vox's skin. Let's do it endlessly!"

Thanks for Making Comments Great Again.

Blogger James Dixon February 07, 2018 8:52 AM  

> America used to have segregated sports leagues, and it will have them again,...

It won't be just the sports leagues.

Losing anonymous comments will hurt, but I can understand why. I can't blame Vox at all.

Blogger Tamaqua February 07, 2018 9:01 AM  

You still watch football, that’s on you. I was enough of an adult to not clog up comments on the thread. You know the arguments against propping up the game and childish rehashing isn’t going to browbeat you into shutting it off until the product on the field no longer holds your interest.

I’ve seen much of a similar attitude problem among the alt-retards regarding military topics. A lot of wannabe tough guys who like to talk, but not many willing to actually go and join the infantry. VD just threw down the hammer on the Spencer acolyte, who, at any time, could have went active and volunteered to be a grunt, yet didn’t.

Blogger LP9 February 07, 2018 9:02 AM  

Continued excellent policies here, Thank you Vox.

I dont understand why people cannot follow simple blog rules.

Monday, Mark Dice had to educate the media regarding the Rams Car Ad during the superbowl - the ad was totally legal and not controversial at all.

Dad and I want the sports left alone to men, to joy, ease, its a mans bonding act of simple enjoyment and fun. I look forward the freedom, joy, sports grant all year around.

Leave the men alone and leave the sports alone, you killjoy, buzzkills.

I know the soyboys were out in mass. Point being like alt-retards, gamma ragers rage at strength, competition and the random general expected way men bond; sports.

Our superbowl party was nice, us women served up fun healthy food, nice wines (spirits) or beer whatever they wanted, huge tv, fun time.

Special notice to soyboys, when the men are playing just like the women, dont talk during the game, chill, watch, enjoy.

These killjoys want to strip away anything men enjoy by disrupting the game, leave the men alone.

Important post RE Eagles by Vox. http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/02/remove-their-platform.html#comment-form

Read 33

Heretic Eagles insulted POTUS.

Later on dad and I had a great party complete with father daughter fun, educating me about more sports, reminding me how we used to throw passes and how he taught me to throw with either arm which I miss, its a message to our parents here to take the kids out, play ball, be safe with some youthful recklessness in mud or snow and enjoy.

Blogger Harambe February 07, 2018 9:02 AM  

Can we get back to talking about guns and alcohol? I miss those days

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 07, 2018 9:02 AM  

The problem is that music gets you women like I imagine being a talented athelete does, or at least approaching that. If you're very good at your instrument, you can get girls 2-3 points higher than you, even if you're a dorky high school kid. It has a totally different mentality attached than sports, but sports builds physical health and character, while music can lead you into addiction or worse. When I was on the classical circuit, it was very hard not to do hardcore drugs, especially after the end of my obligation in the Reserve. A lot of people don't realize that the pianists at recitals are stoned much of the time. Violinists too.

So it precludes you playing sports, or at least being good at them, not to mention that many kids good at music are extreme late bloomers. Why bother when you can get the same girls a different way? But that path gets dark as you enter your 20s. But then again VD was a successful musician as we as athelete. so it can happen. There are a lot of musicians that do weight training, too.

Blogger The Lab Manager February 07, 2018 9:04 AM  

I don't keep up with football but will watch a bit of the Super Bowl. A little more interesting this year with some scoring each quarter. Other than that, I do swim, ride my bicycle, hike, light lifting but don't watch much sports. Maybe some car racing.

I appreciate the fact that VD regards football and sports as entertainment. I don't see him joining a crowd tearing down a city whether win or lose.

Some people have way too much of their identity worked up into it.

Blogger Tom February 07, 2018 9:06 AM  

@ 7..(((jiggling suet))) Niicce..

Anonymous Anonymous February 07, 2018 9:19 AM  

Just creating an ID

Blogger Ben Cohen February 07, 2018 9:20 AM  

One guy I talked to had an anti-super bowl party.

What was the T-Mobile commercial about? They look like they've fully converged.

Blogger Thot February 07, 2018 9:24 AM  

Wait....you could post ANONYMOUSLY!?!?!

Blogger Johnny February 07, 2018 9:32 AM  

Kind of off topic here but a great movie scene. The event is real but I imagine the speach Al Capone makes about baseball is the invention of a writer.

(Al Capone bat scene)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHH9EYZHoVU

Blogger Markku February 07, 2018 9:33 AM  

He means, using the "name/URL" field, which is now removed. So, you would type in a name, but it could be any name, really, and even be different every time. So, in effect, it was anonymity.

Blogger James Chinery February 07, 2018 9:48 AM  

rather than perma spam why not give them time out in the penalty box?

This just fuels their gamma rage. They will sit in the box, tap their stick against the glass waiting for the next time to swoop down and virtue signal their seed all over the place.

Blogger Nate Winchester February 07, 2018 9:51 AM  

We can't even hate on curling??

Blogger Seshep-ankh Atum February 07, 2018 9:52 AM  

Nevada took in a record $155 million in bets on the Super Bowl this year. The line opened at Patriots -6, but closed at -4.5 with several million dollar bets being placed on Philadelphia. They say the sports books took a beating, but I shall shed not a tear for the bastards. The Eagles closed at +155 on the money line,which was a tremendous value. New England currently opened as the 2019 favorite:

Odds to Win Super Bowl 53
Team
Patriots 5/1
Steelers 8/1
Eagles 10/1
Vikings 10/1
Packers 10/1
Saints 16/1
Falcons 16/1
Cowboys 18/1
Rams 18/1
Seahawks 18/1
49ers 20/1
Jaguars 20/1
Texans 20/1
Panthers 20/1
Chargers 30/1
Chiefs 30/1
Raiders 30/1
Lions 40/1
Buccaneers 40/1
Ravens 40/1
Titans 40/1
Colts 40/1
Cardinals 40/1
Broncos 40/1
Giants 60/1
Redskins 60/1
Dolphins 60/1
Bears 100/1
Jets 100/1
Bills 100/1
Browns 100/1
Bengals 100/1

Value with Texans and Chargers.....

Blogger Seshep-ankh Atum February 07, 2018 9:54 AM  

Those lines are compliments of The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 07, 2018 9:54 AM  

"Athelete" lol.
Hectic morning.

Blogger dienw February 07, 2018 10:02 AM  

Nate Winchester wrote:We can't even hate on curling??

Isn't that a vanity women's sport?

Blogger Markku February 07, 2018 10:03 AM  

Amusingly, curling is the only sport I have watched in the last twenty years.

Blogger Quilp February 07, 2018 10:18 AM  

I love sports, but I believe wholeheartedly Chris Collinsworth should be put to the rack for turning what should be entertaining into something into something akin to the unmarried sister in law slutsplaining marital relations over dinner.

Blogger Akulkis February 07, 2018 10:27 AM  

I love sports, but I do not understand the compulsion to support leagues and/or players' unions who hate the fans of the sport they play. Especially in the midst of an open culture war. When the baseball players were demanding that even the 3rd string utility infielder be paid $1 million per year to ride the bench, I cut baseball out of my life for 10 years. It's simple self discipline.

Blogger LysanderSpooner February 07, 2018 10:30 AM  

Maybe we can have a spaghetti arms cooking thread. I do enjoy the horror genre, it might prove rather sporty.

Blogger allyn71 February 07, 2018 10:33 AM  

#1- Thank you

#2- Does hating on soccer count as anti-sport? I mean it has to be a real sport to count, right?

Blogger Johnny February 07, 2018 10:35 AM  

"but I do not understand the compulsion to support leagues and/or players' unions..."

A lot of people don't get that unions are mainly interested in their own membership, not so much workers as a class. Plus they think their interests conflict with companies. Thus they reflexively support unions regardless of the details.

Blogger Zundfolge February 07, 2018 10:44 AM  

I just wish you'd cover more 3-gun :)

Blogger David The Good February 07, 2018 10:58 AM  

Horseshoes are a man's game.

Blogger ThirdMonkey February 07, 2018 10:59 AM  

Thanks, Vox. My boys are Cowboys fans, I am a Packer Backer. When it became obvious that neither of our teams were going to do anything, we were SKOL throughout the playoffs. When they got knocked out, we didn't even plan on watching the Super Bowl. We watched it anyways, and my two youngest boys sat in my lap through most of the game. Best Super Bowl ever.

Blogger The Remnant February 07, 2018 11:05 AM  

You're right, there's no reason for people to come here and sabotage threads about sports. That being said, it's important to note that there's a big difference between disliking sports and disliking watching sports. I've always been an athlete, having played soccer and run track in high school; played volleyball in college and in beach tournaments; lifted weights (maxed out at 375 lbs. on the bench in my prime); skied; etc. At the same time, I rarely watch sports or care to do so. More power to everyone who does.

Blogger CarpeOro February 07, 2018 11:06 AM  

Skimming past the mess they were leaving on threads was getting tedious and detracting from time to read cogent comments. Or even funny ones.

Blogger James Dixon February 07, 2018 11:09 AM  

> When the baseball players were demanding that even the 3rd string utility infielder be paid $1 million per year to ride the bench, I cut baseball out of my life for 10 years.

I haven't been able to watch any games regularly since we moved to our current location in 1994. We can't pick up over the air broadcasts, we can't get cable, and Dish/DirectTV rapidly priced themselves out anything resembling affordability.

The only team I care about is WVU, though there have been a few college and professional teams I've been known to root against on occasion.

I stopped caring about professional baseball after the 1994 work stoppage. I figured if they didn't care about the games, why should I. I lost interest in basketball during the Jordan era and the crazed "greatest player of all time" garbage the media endless threw out. Six rings? Yeah, that ties him for 10th on the list (https://infogalactic.com/info/List_of_NBA_players_with_most_championships). And now football has followed suit.

I have no athletic ability to speak of. I never played organized sports and I could be best classified as a geek/nerd. So all of the nostalgia for childhood sports is lost on me.

But there's no reason to fill up threads with anti-NFL or anti-sports rhetoric. Great athletes are a pleasure the watch in action and the team dynamics are fascinating to analyze. Entire books can and have been written about the strategy and tactics of all the major sports. If it's not your thing, simply don't comment.

Blogger ZhukovG February 07, 2018 11:18 AM  

Damned Alt-Retards. Testing.

Blogger Jack Amok February 07, 2018 11:24 AM  

I guess they never got over their hero being embarrassed by a black man at the '36 Olympics. Anything athletic triggers their amygdala.

Blogger Dire Badger February 07, 2018 11:25 AM  

Is it weird that I am still torn up about people encouraging Bruce Jenner's insanity?

The man is a legend in any time. He needed HELP when he started going through dementia, not enabling, and he DESERVED that help.

Blogger Limited Blogger Profile #1985 February 07, 2018 11:35 AM  

Very helpful. I really should have created a throwaway blogger profile all along for posting here. I usually only comment in the Babymetal threads, but I love the sports threads too (especially soccer, one of two sports I actually played). I stopped watching sports on TV years ago, mainly due to time and work schedule constraints, but I still follow them. I miss the NFL of the 70's, when you could still learn all the players on a team, because they didn't change that much from year to year. I was pulling for the Vikes this year, because I always root for old Super Bowl teams who haven't been in a while (I root for the Chiefs every year too -- sigh). Do they have a receiver who wears #88? #88 gives you superpowers, you know.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 07, 2018 11:35 AM  

@22 Phillip George
rather than perma spam why not give them time out in the penalty box?
---

I'm glad for the perma spam. It's like ejecting them from the stadium.

Their comments have become boring anyway. What will you be missing?

Blogger Dire Badger February 07, 2018 11:37 AM  

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/

Still worth watching.

I find sports where the Athletes are not steroid-laced Gorillas bred to destroy their bodies, where a QB or center can make a few mistakes without losing the game instantly, and where the athletes don't totter onto the field wearing pink uniforms and high heels to show their solidarity with first-world whining to be highly entertaining.

Blogger Nate Winchester February 07, 2018 11:42 AM  

+1 internets, would laugh again

Blogger Nate February 07, 2018 11:46 AM  

Good move Vox. Regrettible. But good.

Blogger Brett baker February 07, 2018 12:18 PM  

You triggering bastard!

Blogger Brett baker February 07, 2018 12:18 PM  

It is if you play it hard enough...

Blogger Patrick Kelly February 07, 2018 12:21 PM  

Talented achievers in any endeavor, sports or otherwise, are worthy of attention and admiration.

Blogger Brett baker February 07, 2018 12:25 PM  

It is if you play it hard enough...

Blogger Brett baker February 07, 2018 12:26 PM  

You triggering bastard!

Blogger Johnny February 07, 2018 12:27 PM  

I miss the NFL of the 70's...

It was nicer when it was smaller. Now it is crazy big, too impersonal.

Blogger Raggededge February 07, 2018 12:30 PM  

Will this policy also be in place during the World Cup this year? I really don't need every Philistine here telling me how gay soccer is...

Blogger Dave February 07, 2018 12:33 PM  

Markku wrote:Amusingly, curling is the only sport I have watched in the last twenty years.

What? No ice hockey?

I'll watch curling during the Olympics but find this video on how the stones are made more interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUy9ake9q8w

Blogger Latigo3 February 07, 2018 12:37 PM  

So that means we can discuss, luge, bobsledding, downhill skiing, and my favorite Le Tour de France. For Vox's sake I do want to discuss the Giro de Italia, Milan - San Remo, The Tour of Lombardy.

Blogger Guitar Man February 07, 2018 12:39 PM  

You already know it is.

Blogger Tamaqua February 07, 2018 12:47 PM  

I’m still going to be all in on the hockey tournament for the Winter Games, even without the NHL players and Team Russia.

I’m supporting the Czechs as the Euro team most likely to trigger EU cucks. Too bad Poland doesn’t put a team on the ice.

Blogger James Dixon February 07, 2018 12:50 PM  

> I really don't need every Philistine here telling me how gay soccer is...

If you have an opposing argument, some of may listen. No promises though.

Blogger Danby February 07, 2018 1:08 PM  

Markku wrote:Amusingly, curling is the only sport I have watched in the last twenty years.

Strangely, as unknown as curling is in most of the country, back in the 1970's you could actually watch local curling league play on television in Seattle, even in the days before cable when there were only 7 stations. It filled the Friday Night Fights slot when there wasn't boxing on. It was a big night when the North Seattle team beat Lower Fraser Valley for the league championship.
Some of us were quite offended when the play went from traditional corn brooms to those stupid scrub brushes on sticks.

Blogger Akulkis February 07, 2018 1:11 PM  

Hockey players aren't insulting the fans and the nation. Hockey threads!

Blogger Patrick Kelly February 07, 2018 1:11 PM  

Vox might leave soccer as fair game to razz because conflict of interest or something.
Or not. Then there's the whole purple umbrella drink thing.

Blogger By My Greybeard! February 07, 2018 1:39 PM  

@Koanic,
According to comments in my g'grandparents journals, written around the time of president woodrow wilson, his resegregation wasn't all that disruptive.

Human nature hasn't changed...but thinking about your comment, I feel you'll be proven correct.

I just can't put my finger on why it will be so nasty.

Blogger IreneAthena February 07, 2018 1:42 PM  

OK, this from the girl who cheers for whatever football team is about to make a touchdown: Although in one instance, the Apostle Paul gives sports the back of his hand ("bodily exercise profiteth little: [in some translations, the slightly more complimentary "is of limitted benefit"], in other places he uses training for competitions as a positive metaphor for single-minded dedication to spiritual discipline and advancement. And one notices, particularly in martial arts, the connection of body/mind/spirit makes exercise of one part an avenue for improvement in all three. In football the "brawn over brains" vibe given off by some of the celebs off the field belies the physical grace exhibited by players individually, and the strategic offensive/defensive interplay among players that can be downright balletic.

There is a danger in one attitude toward sports, rather than sports themselves, that is worth heeding, and that is a perverted twist on the idea that "wars of England are won on the playing fields of Eton" adage. While sports can promote all the positive physical/spiritual warrior qualities listed above, sports-fandom can go hand-in-hand with "war-fandom." Those who persue the duty of citizens to critically examine foreign policy might be considered "sissies" and unpatriotic for speaking out against "game plans" and "what the generals have decided."

Blogger By My Greybeard! February 07, 2018 1:49 PM  

The Highland Games™ are a man's game. :)

Anonymous Anonymous February 07, 2018 2:02 PM  

I used to be one of those anti-sports pseudo-intellectual jerks.

Now recently my husband and I have both started watching football, mostly as an excuse to hang out with my dad now that he lives down the road, and I can't believe how much I missed out.

Seems like everything the Left hates is actually the coolest thing going, once you really try it.

Blogger campbreeze February 07, 2018 2:08 PM  

I hope there is an exception for the Nate "soccer is gay" comments and the variants thereof.

Blogger Orthodox February 07, 2018 2:09 PM  

My theory on the retards is they are extremely alienated from the culture, sort of like how atheists have no idea how believers think. "Chad Nationalists" is a meme they run with, but Chads are pro-sports. Another meme that overlaps heavily with the retards is "The Eternal Anglo."

Blogger Uncle John's Band February 07, 2018 2:12 PM  

The lead up to this has been an interesting study in psychopathology.

Anonymous Anonymous February 07, 2018 2:14 PM  

@45 The problem is that music gets you women like I imagine being a talented athelete does, or at least approaching that.

And the problem with musicians is that they get mad when you talk over them at parties ;-)

Blogger Unknown February 07, 2018 2:15 PM  

Danby wrote:Strangely, as unknown as curling is in most of the country, back in the 1970's you could actually watch local curling league play on television in Seattle, even in the days before cable when there were only 7 stations.

I rarely saw it on TV, but curling was good fun and a great occasion to drink beer.

Blogger Orthodox February 07, 2018 2:22 PM  

Hockey players aren't insulting the fans and the nation. Hockey threads!

If hockey players have a problem with the fans, they act like men and punch them in the face. That guy is a dirtbag for sucker punching though, if you want to fight fans you climb over the glass and get into a straight up fist fight.

Blogger Markku February 07, 2018 2:35 PM  

Dave wrote:Markku wrote:Amusingly, curling is the only sport I have watched in the last twenty years.

What? No ice hockey?


Admittedly I've watched ice hockey, when:
a) It's been a World Cup or Olympics final, and
b) others are already watching it so there's not much else to do

Curling is the only sport I've put on myself.

Blogger AdognamedOp February 07, 2018 2:58 PM  

Not being a wise guy but, Vox does post stuff on declining NFL ratings and convergence issues within the league. Stuff that might draw in the anti-sport commenters.

Blogger Hammerli280 February 07, 2018 3:21 PM  

Damn twits. Especially since I firmly believe everybody can be good at something.

Blogger Unknown February 07, 2018 3:33 PM  

AdognamedOp wrote:Not being a wise guy but, Vox does post stuff on declining NFL ratings and convergence issues within the league. Stuff that might draw in the anti-sport commenters.

I have never cared about sports, and I am amused by the decline, but somehow it hasn't become an irritating, tedious monomania that I am compelled to inflict on you all.

Blogger John Sixth February 07, 2018 3:49 PM  

Testv3 the charm

Blogger tublecane February 07, 2018 4:00 PM  

@92-Hockey is full of people not of the nation, which is hard for a lot of people to identify with. Plus, there are few stars compared to yesteryears.

Being a Minnesotan from the age of 1, and a former hockey player, I don't have an identification problem with the NHL. No problem identifying with the Winter Olympics, either. There's an endless stream of my statesmen running through both. But I still don't watch much of either.

I do watch the state high school hockey tournament, however.

Blogger weka February 07, 2018 4:06 PM  

@21 rather than perma spam why not give them time out in the penalty box?

Pour encourager les autres.

On topic, gave up Sky TV when I realized I was paying a hundy for the formula one and watching my teams play for half a season.

Found that I now don't care, because I'm not watching as much. I can get the sports results in a few minutes and that allows me to talk with people at work.

Played soccer as a kid. Avoided rugby. Was a club runner at university. Now, I'm more interested in my own fitness... though the best sport to watch, is Aussie Rules, then Sevens, then Formula One, then Rugby.

Then Crossfit, or weightlifting.

Or anything that does not rely on judges. Referees are OK, scoring (ie Diving, Gymnastics etc) is too biased.

Blogger Fenris Wulf February 07, 2018 4:22 PM  

I've always been hopelessly bad at sports due to really bad genetics. To add insult to injury, my mother humiliated me by forcing me to sign up for sports every summer. At one point I was in a junior bowling league and my handicap was PHENOMENALLY high ... so high that it gave my team a boost in the rankings and we were #2 at one point.

Despite all this, I never resented healthy people. I took up biking, which I can do reasonably well, and eventually got up to 100 miles just to prove to myself that I could. There's no excuse for bitter Gammas. Most of them have it a lot easier than I did, and they could turn themselves around if they really wanted to.

Anonymous Anonymous February 07, 2018 5:15 PM  

Sports are extremely important for the healthy development of young people, both boys and girls. In my opinion, one of the main reasons that the US is now ass deep in soyboys and blue haired whales is the lack of physical activity, sports or work, in the modern culture.

Blogger Nakota Publishing February 07, 2018 7:17 PM  

I have little interest in watching sports, but I never understood why so many people feel compelled to bash them. Sour grapes, I think. I _do_ think the recent attacks on football, along with the possible exaggeration of its dangers, are part of an overall assault on American culture, with other things the SJW's hate: guns, cars, hunting, red meat, and beauty contests.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 07, 2018 7:20 PM  

Having a job and working with a crew may have done for me what team sports did for you all.

Blogger newbietrader February 07, 2018 11:31 PM  

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Blogger newbietrader February 07, 2018 11:34 PM  

Sounds like little teddy is butt hurt for being called out as a cuck for watching sjw converged NFL games. and then bans people JUST LIKE THE LEFT. I mean, if ole teddy can call me a cuck for reading DC comics, do the same rules not apply for him watching football? and YES I PLAYED THE GAME and I am a former paratroper so call me whatever name you want teddy, you just prove every day that there is no difference between the left and the alt right

Blogger Todd Brown February 08, 2018 11:39 AM  

Watching millionaire monkeys chase a ball around can be fun sometimes. But we must acknowledge the psychological aspect of having feelings for these teams to the point that winning a super bowl would cause someone to eat a horse turd.

Blogger Zundfolge February 08, 2018 12:00 PM  

I'm frankly disappointed that nobody has posted; "Did you see that ludicrous display last night?"

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