Sports addiction may be some kind of something close to mental illness like having an unnatural attraction to a concrete block. Maybe somebody at the Smithsonian has found the reason for this ailment which troubles thousand of TV broadcasters and viewers.
The Smithsonian is even getting in on the action. Eric Simons, author of the book, "The Secret Lives of Sports Fans," tells writer Megan Gambino:
"In the case of sports, there is compelling evidence that this is basically a real relationship in your brain. In a very real sense, the sports team becomes a part of you. You just feel like whatever success it achieves is a personal success, and whatever failure it has is a personal failure. You can’t cut the team off without cutting off a part of yourself. Even if the team is losing, you have so much of yourself wrapped up in it that you can’t just walk away. To do so is to give up on a part of yourself."
If, like me, you recognize just a little bit of yourself in Simons' comments above, don't you feel just a little sadder about your life? Find more at IT-Sports Addiction.
Nope. And I don't spend any time cheering for General Motors, or Chrysler, or Ford or even for the star executives who pay themselves $millions per year. I am also not a fan of big pharma even if their executives get $20 million or more per year.
Sports lunacy is destroying education in South Dakota and warping education priorities. It is time for legislation that prevents SD State Universities from mandating that students must pay athletic fees. My guess is that the Universities and the Regents would soon learn that about 75% of the students could not care less if the jocks and their coaches disappeared from the campus if they could shave their college costs by several thousand dollars.
Time for one more initiated law.
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