Mixing Sports and Politics

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The NBA hates you and your country.

(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip.)

When you mix science and politics, you get politics.

But when you mix professional sports and politics, you get… broke. Get woke, get broke–it’s a lesson. And the National Basketball Assn. is learning it, big-time: they have suffered drastic losses in their TV ratings (https://www.waynedupree.com/2021/04/nba-lebron-james-woke-blm/?utm_source=home-featured).

Dig these stats. On ABC, NBA games’ ratings are down 45% from 2011-12.

TNT, down 40%. ESPN, down 20%. And the final game of last year’s NBA championship series… down 70%.

So the NBA commissioner is scurrying around like mad, trying to jettison the (Only) Black Lives Matter propaganda. Well, BLM was very popular until the whole world discovered they’re just a bunch of fabulously wealthy Marxists who hate everybody. Let’s hope he’s too late.

Because our pro sports leagues–the NBA, the National Football League, and that monstrosity, “Major League Baseball”–have shouted it from the housetops that they hate and despise us and our country, us and everything we hold dear: and they are unworthy of our loyalty. They deserve to fail. They deserve to go out of business. That anyone at all still watches those games shows a want of self-respect.

When you think of the money–and the love, absolute love–showered on these ingrates by the American people–well, I don’t know about you, but it makes me sick.

But what does the NBA care? They’ve got a sweetheart deal with China! All they have to do is to do the Chinese Communist Party’s bidding, and they’ll make some money.

Flat-out disgusting.

7 comments on “Mixing Sports and Politics

  1. As usual, such idiots forget that when the Chicoms take over, they’re dead meat! China doesn’t waste its time and energy on “sports” or the idiots who play and watch them. They’ll all get real jobs or else!

  2. Our leftist overloads have left us no “safe spaces” of our own. They have politicized every facet of society.

  3. I have always had reservations regarding the incredible degree of fervor expended upon professional sports. A while back, Lee and I had a volley of posts about a pro baseball player in the ’60s that had won’t the won the American League Most Valuable Player award, but tragically ended up struggling to make a living, most of his life. It so happens that I met this man, less than 20 years after his MVP, and was astounded by how poorly things had gone for him. To me, it served as an object lesson of just how superficial fame can be. This was a man whose name had been on the lips of any number of baseball fans in the mid ’60s and was now struggling, just to survive.Much has changed since the ’60s, and sports salaries have grown dramatically, but even though some of these athletes make so much money that they should be set for life, there are still plenty of stories about athletes ending up broke.

    My point here is that the world of professional sports may be, somewhat, a house of cards. People see big money, fame and spectacle, but it is a business, just like any other. They make money by selling tickets and by selling television access. It would seem a simple matter that their revenues would decline, but they are expanding into a global market, and anti-American views are popular in some other countries.

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