Sports can be a wonderful thing for young men and women to compete, develop athletically, work within a team and build unity, and develop leadership skills. The accompanying culture of sports fanaticism plays people’s minds and continuously demands their focused emotional attention inning by inning, play by play. Sports fans respond to the constant sensational cycles of competition between individuals and/or teams, and the unavoidable emotional and psychological result of winning or losing. Likewise, sports and the addiction to sports, like many other addictions, is a distraction diverting the attention of the participants from reality to the reality of the game and the emotional and psychological addictive benefits it guarantees.
As the musical chair participants predictably walk in one direction careful not to miss a second or lose attention for fear of losing the game, so also do sports fans figuratively march in one direction; going along with the waves of storylines, latest scores and memes that the sports leagues throw at them on a daily, even hourly or minute-by-minute basis, careful not to miss a score, a game, or a big story.
Chronological History of Sports Related Events
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, shut down Big Ten football for the season allegedly due to COVID-19
concerns. The Commissioner in May besmirched the police
after George Floyd
’s death in Minneapolis. The universities
in the Big Ten make millions on college football which ends up paying for smaller sports and women’s sports for the rest of the year. Big Ten football brings in millions to local ...Read More
College football players have organized to launch a “We Want To Play” campaign, to urge their universities not to shut down the 2020 football season. As colleges continue to hedge over reopening in the face of continued coronavirus troubles, many student athletes are beginning to worry that their 2020 season will be scotched because of the virus. According to ESPN, the college Power Five conference held an “emergency ...Read More
Every single player, coach and ref took a knee during the National Anthem at the Pelicans-Jazz game on Thursday. Every single member of Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans wore a Black Lives Matter
t-shirt and took a knee on the court in the NBA’s first game back. “Black Lives Matter” was painted on the court in large glossy letters. The NBA has made it clear ...Read More
While every NBA player, official and umpire knelt for the National Anthem EVERY hockey player for Boston and Columbus STOOD UP for the National Anthem. Every single one STOOD UP IN RESPECT! Top story: @Ponie333: 'Players and coaches STANDING in solidarity for the national anthem🇺🇸👍🏻😊hockey rules🥅🏒🏒 ' pic.twitter
.com/EMv59nzb5H, see more https://t.co/cw7yg8SOQA — E N Brown (@SuperEB) July 31, 2020 That's great for more than patriotic reasons ...Read More
It was expected that several players from the Yankees and Nationals would take a knee during or prior to the national anthem on Opening Day. Though, it wasn’t widely expected that every player and coach from both teams would do it. All players and coaches on the Yankees & Nationals took a knee before the national anthem tonight @MarkZuckerman pic.twitter.com/mLai859LzN — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 23, 2020 ...Read More