Steven Kurlander: Lies, Hoaxes and Greed: America's Dopey Obsession With Sports
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
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 nowadays 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, contentious labor negotiations, demands for public subsidies for new stadiums from rich owners and teams, and athletes and coaches committing immoral and criminal acts.
That's hardly excellence. Instead, it's unquestionab
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