Originally Posted by LabelKing
Of course, some theorists would maintain that large-scale sports events were devised to keep the masses at bay, and generally satisfied; same with religion.
What theorists are these?
This is a great question. I think it doesn't lie in the choice of sport but on how one appreciates the sport. There are nuances and strategy in almost every sport. Essentially, every sport can be a thinking man's game. On the other hand, there are people who watch basketball for dunks, boxing for knockouts, NASCAR for wrecks, etc. which is low-brow in my opinion. Sportstalk radio, Sportscenter, and fantasy sports have bastardized the major sports. Its given sports a perception of a statistical driven male soap opera. And we all know soap operas are undoubtedly plebeian.