Lies, Hoaxes & Greed: America’s Dopey Obsession with Sports

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Lies, Hoaxes & Greed: America’s Dopey Obsession with Sports

Published in The Sun Sentinel on 01/17/2013




It’s time for a conversation to begin about America’s misplaced obsession and farcical reverence with crooked professional athletes, sports teams, and even the sports media and networks that profit too much from and exploit Americans to the point where our national moral fiber can be truly called into question.


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Columnist George Will, who has written a number of excellent books on baseball, once stated that “Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”


These days, it seems just the opposite.


It’s really getting hard to distinguish the sports pages from local, national, or business news, or even the crime blotter of a newspaper.


Professional sports in America now days reflect not the best, but the worst, of an American society that obsessively feeds on narcissism and immoral behavior that in turn governs an instantaneous, 24-7 news cycle where CNN, ESPN, and ET have all become one and alike.


Even if you are not a sports fan, you can’t but notice that lately our news is dominated by reports of doping, dishonesty and sex scandals…Continue Reading | Feedback or Contact Steven Kurlander


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