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As above, is sport a waste of time?


Generally speaking, it seems to be an outlet for 'pressure' in terms of a tribal nature, like a steam valve.

 

I can see that personally it might have health benefits, but then again what is the use in wearing out all your joints so that you have more pain in later life?

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If you mean professional sport, then it's there for people to let off steam, like you said, and provide a mindless, meaningless distraction from important issues.

 

I really dig cricket, Australian Rules football...and that's it.; every other sport bores me to death.

 

As for personally participating in sport, drunk ping pong is the only thing I've dabbled in for about 25 years (I reckon I could beat more than a few Chinamen too).

 

For me, playing sport is like playing computer games - five minutes in and my mind has gone numb with the time-wasting pointlessness of it all.

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just look at the neanderthal football supporter that stands behind the goal. and they wonder why racism will never be kicked out (even tho the minority is now the majority) and why the 100's of gay footballers in the prem will never openly come out.

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Sport is great and supporting a team, no matter how bad (I support Morecambe fc) is just a way of cheering on who you want to see win a game and have some fun (win or lose).

 

Sport as in hiking, for instance, is a fantastic way to connect with nature, meditate while walking, see some amazing places and keep reasonably healthy at the same time. Definitely not at all a waste of time.

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On 3/10/2019 at 3:52 PM, Stride said:

I can see that personally it might have health benefits, but then again what is the use in wearing out all your joints so that you have more pain in later life?

 

thats a point that would go straight into health and diet. The entire nutrition system is based upon creating elite athletes

anyone following the government/state authorised nutrition guide  and NOT exercising past the age of 30 is going to end up with massive health problems

those athletes following the elite nutrition guide do end up with immediate joint problems

the high carb diet with low fat is causing sooo many physical problems

 

it drives me mad all the idiots spit out crap like "kids need more exercise", "couch potatoes" etc etc yet promote high carb diets

the high carb diet causes lethargy, the carb dopeyness, the glycogen flood

kids are being poisoned by cereals in the morning, bread at lunch, rice/pasta/potatoes at tea then sugar/carb snacks (fruit) -- its overload for all of them

 

the state is looking for the 0.01% elite athlete from age 4 and will screw over all others

 

sport --- is a waste of time (in footie 1% of the kids picked by pro clubs make it after 15 y/o -- 99% ditched prob the same for all other main sports)

fun and playing --- is good for mental and physical health

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If pro football wasnt available - the UK males would soon wake up to the shit that has been and is being dumped on this country pretty fast. So for some, pro sport is doing exactly what is was meant to.

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I encourage a new sports program which entails, Labour versus the Conservatives versus the Liberals, live on the grass, no weapons allowed, free bread and refreshments for all who turn up.

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The cabal love sport. Guaranteed they have ways of harnessing the energies of fans.

It also sponsors a feeling of fake success. 

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On 3/12/2019 at 3:45 PM, georgesmiley said:

If pro football wasnt available - the UK males would soon wake up to the shit that has been and is being dumped on this country pretty fast. So for some, pro sport is doing exactly what is was meant to.

 

Yep, circus & bread for the masses to distract them from issues that matter.

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Guest David Stevenson

The negative energy in full flow,

 

 

Interlude

 

 

A song and entertainment,

 

 

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On 3/10/2019 at 3:52 PM, Stride said:

As above, is sport a waste of time?


Generally speaking, it seems to be an outlet for 'pressure' in terms of a tribal nature, like a steam valve.

 

I can see that personally it might have health benefits, but then again what is the use in wearing out all your joints so that you have more pain in later life?

It has some value in that it can teach people about fair play and discipline and can act as a channel for emotional energy that could otherwise be destructive if left to run its own course. I dont like it myself because its become nothing but a big business that seems to have a lot of control and influence over the lives on millions of people. Sports people are also idolised based on nothing but their skill adn their wages are fucking unreal in a world that claims that money is sparse.

 

As for personal exercise, I guess the way forward is not to do a lot of high impact stuff. Yoga can give bodily strength and health without damaging the body.

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20 hours ago, Crom said:

The cabal love sport. Guaranteed they have ways of harnessing the energies of fans.

It also sponsors a feeling of fake success. 

I agree. How many times do you hear fans talking about 'we have won this' when they did nothing but watch the TV.

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if you are a shit male sportsman you just identify female and break all the records.

if russians take drugs they are doping, if the west does it its therapeutic usage exemption.

sport is fully pointless you will only get selected if you are a mutant

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Having been actively involved in sport the majority of my life, i can say that it's a joy to be part of something. Sport teaches you many life experiences and it reveals your limits and tests them. You also build life long friendships. There's so many plusses being part of sport.

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Just now, QuodHumana said:

Having been actively involved in sport all my life, i can say that it's a joy to be part of something. Sport teaches you many life experiences and it reveals your limits and tests them. You also build life long friendships. There's so many plusses being part of sport.

 

Totally agree, but there is also an interesting 'hive-mind' aspect to team sport that perfectly explains why some teams collapse and fail and other teams thrive and win that sports commentators NEVER talk about.

 

They'll do anything and everything to explain a team's success or failure without talking about this fundamental aspect of it.

 

It's not fitness, skill, or injury that is often the crucial factor: it is whether or not a team is operating as a 'hive-mind'.

 

Funny that they never focus on this in depth and detail, isn't it?

 

*scratches head * I wonder why?

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to get on in sports its not what you know but who you know.

i had county football trials and everything seemed to centre on me.

they said there would be a final practice match before selection a few weeks later and there appeared a mutant who wasn't at the trials that got the selection.

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No one can say that potheads aren't creative...

 

NBA star Lamar Odom admits to using fake penis to pass drug test for 2004 Olympic Games

Published time: 18 May, 2019 12:45 Edited time: 18 May, 2019 13:15
NBA champion and 2004 Olympian Lamar Odom has revealed that he needed to cheat the system to pass a drug test and book his place on Team USA for the Olympics.

Odom has written his memoirs, titled 'Darkness to Light' with excerpts being released via US celebrity outlet People.

And in their latest offering, Odom admits that he had to purchase a prosthetic penis to pass a drug test in order to secure his place in the US Olympic basketball team.

Odom explained that being selected for the team was "one of the biggest honors in my career," but was blindsided by the news that he would have to pass a drug test before being confirmed on the team for in Athens, Greece.

"The joy of being named to the twelve-man roster quickly turned to anxiety when Olympic officials informed me that I would have to pass a drug test before officially joining the team," he explained.

That anxiety stemmed from the knowledge that he had been using drugs and a failed test would kill his Olympic dream.

"[I got a] call from USA Basketball that a drug tester would be coming to my house in a few days to administer the screening," he recalled.

"There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer. Panic set in."

With Odom becoming increasingly worried about missing out on the biggest achievement of his career, he and his trainer started researching possible solutions, and found what they were looking for.

"We started googling 'fake penises' and studied different ways to beat a drug test," he explained.

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When the merchandise arrived, Odom practised using the prosthetic penis to ensure the test went according to plan.

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https://www.rt.com/sport/459680-nba-lamar-odom-fake-penis-drug-test/

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On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 11:54 AM, muir said:

No one can say that potheads aren't creative...

 

I find it baffling that they ban people for a drug that hardly makes one want to get up and go.

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6 hours ago, Rupert Ugo said:

 

I find it baffling that they ban people for a drug that hardly makes one want to get up and go.

 

I've got a fair bit of respect for the guy that he was smoking pot everyday and still managed to play high level basketball! That's impressive

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Over the years billions of pounds from the UK lottery has been given to sport. Most of the money goes toTeam GB and the Olympics,

rather than local grass root projects.

 

"Britain’s glorious Olympics is mainly due to the National Lottery, and its role in helping deliver a string of medals should be recognised, says Dianne Thompson, boss of operator Camelot.

 

As the London Olympics bows out today, Thompson makes a bold claim for the Lottery’s role in Britain’s success.‘This is ordinary people’s money that has gone into elite and grassroots sport for years, including £2.2billion into the infrastructure of the Olympic Park,’ she says. ‘It has been paid for by National Lottery players.

 

Personally, I think the lottery money would better used helping disadvantaged people in society.

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