I tried, really tried, to watch most of the World Series. After all, it's supposedly the national pasttime, whatever that means. Hot dogs, apple pie, and all that jazz. But, my goodness, it's paint-drying boring. 

For evidence as to how much I cared, in a one run game, last night, I went to bed after 8 innings. Like the last 2 minutes of a football game, I figured it would take at least 45 minutes to finish the game. Besides, my team (K.C., in this case) usually loses (witness Chi Cubs, Indiana U. football, etc.). And they did.

And, for the life of me, I can't understand why the network (here, Fox) can hire a color announcer like Harold Reynolds, who speaks in a mushy, slurry manner, nearly unintelligable. Poor English, too ("have took"). I watched the games with the sound muted.

One more sore point: Singing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. Of course, I flip the channel. I don't have to explain why I hate this new tradition so much. Spare me.

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Comment by Michael Penn on October 30, 2014 at 10:16am

I don't like the song singing parts of any of it, and I don't like sports in general. Give me a good movie and not a ballgame. I lift weights but cannot care much about who hits a ball with a stick.

Here's the other irony of it. I drink beer but don't care about beer advertizing. Athletes and their trainers all claim "drinking is bad" but every stadium is lined with beer ads. Nobody is worried about this hypocrisy sending wrong messages to our children.

It's almost the same hypocrisy that theism plays on the god issue, but we must remember that "god is a given" to them. That's why they have so many issues on atheism wrong.

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