A lot of people nowadays take a look at the old Roman gladiator matches and tsk-tsk at how brutal and out of control they were. I say bring it on. I think most debates should be decided by lions chasing people and swords clanging.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Where am I actually going with all of this? I think no matter what the sport, competition between people adds an uncanny amount of craziness and positive emotion to the lives of those watching. Take the game-winning shot by Chris Paul today. Look at the video shot by someone in the crowd and tell me it isn't damn cool to see an entire stadium go nuts all at once:
Now you know how I react when I look in my cupboard and realize that my wife bought me Fruity Pebbles. Seriously, that is the cereal of the gods.