Liberals Hate Football
Liberals always seem to be concerned with feelings instead of logic.
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This offends me. The New York Times over the weekend: “Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?” NewsBusters: “On Sunday, the Times Magazine published a column titled ‘Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?’ Writer Steve Almond, best known previously for resigning an adjunct professorship at Boston College because Condoleezza Rice was picked for commencement speaker, argued that sending men to the NFL was like sending our underclass soldiers off to war in Afghanistan…” Almond wrote, “Pro sports are, by definition, monetized arenas for hypermasculinity.
“Football is nowhere near as overtly vicious as, say, boxing. But it is the one sport that most faithfully recreates our childhood fantasies of war as a winnable contest. … Over the past 12 years, as Americans have sought a distraction from the moral incoherence of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the game has served as a loyal and satisfying proxy. It has become an acceptable way of experiencing our savage impulses, the cultural lodestar when it comes to consuming violence. What differentiates [football] from the glut of bloody films and video games we devour is our awareness that the violence in football, and the toll of that violence, is real.”
So, “Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?”