Things you just don't get - Page 797
I am the opposite I always pronounce "sport" like a German word (like "Shport") and I always leave off the final s. It gives me a feeling of being better than others (more cultured).
I can't say I think sports are dumb...I don't even hate sports, they can be quite fun to attend and cheer for etc (much like a concert is also fun, or any live outdoor event with thousands of people with one common spectacle)... but I do think that the emphasis that is placed on professional sports in the media is too inescapable to just "accept" as something I "should" be interested in. Not to mention, the salaries of everyone involved are so ridiculous... it really is hard to stomach if you allow yourself to think about it for just a minute... we can't raise minimum wages or provide healthcare to people, but by god that guy who kicks the ball on the tv makes enough to feed an entire improverished nation. Everyone gets a piece of the pie so the salaries have to keep going up and up. So ticket prices go up and up. Where does the money come from? Some from sponsors, yes, but ultimately the fans (consumers who pay the sponsors in the first place through product purchase)...who earn an average wage and try to raise a family. Yeah... it bugs me. The problem is not so much with the sports themselves but this outrageous situation.