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
This year FOX decided to ban pro-life ads and gun rights ads from their Super Bowl broadcast. They were too controversial. Pro-life advocates with the new Faces of Choice organization said they waited at least six months for an answer from FOX about their ad – and then were denied the opportunity to air their message during the Super Bowl. But during the Super Bowl halftime show Jennifer ...Read More
(LifeSiteNews) – The pro-life group that created the powerful abortion survivor TV ad played at the March for Life last week is calling out Fox Sports Network for stonewalling them and refusing to approve their ad to run in a slot on Super Bowl Sunday this coming weekend. Faces of Choice, a new non-profit whose ad featuring 14 survivors of abortion was shown at the March for Life, say they ...Read More
The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically active throughout their life.2 Researchers also discovered that athletes who regularly play ...Read More
Lebron James spoke out on Monday in defense of the Chinese Communists. The NBA star trashed Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey for tweeting his support for Hong Kong freedom protesters. And then Lebron lectured on the perils of free speech. Lebron said Daryl’s tweet could have hurt a lot of people. LeBron says he believes Rockets GM Daryl Morey wasn’t educated when he spoke about Hong ...Read More
ESPN on Wednesday evening showed a graphic recognizing China's erroneous claim to own the South China Sea, despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling against that claim in 2016. While transitioning to a segment about the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team arriving in Shanghai for their Thursday game, ESPN showed a graphic of China with the so-called Nine-Dash Line. The dashed lines encircle the South China ...Read More