March 23, 2006, - 3:47 pm

Are Sports THIS Important?

By Debbie Schlussel
We like sports as much as the next person. But–come on–are they really this important?:
* Is Going to the Superbowl Worth 4.5 Years in Prison?:
Tank Carter thinks so, apparently. The brother of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Tyrone Carter will now do 4 1/2 extra years in prison for not reporting to jail in January for a six-month term. But, hey, he got to party with Snoop Dogg. Whatta dummy.
* Is Winning a Prison System Softball Tournament Worth Possible Jail-Time and Ripping off Taxpayers?
Apparently, the Florida Department of Corrections and Mark Guerra think so. In order to win a Dept. of Corrections softball tournament, prison guards arranged for Guerra, a former minor league baseball player, to have a phantom job on the Dept. of Corrections payroll.
Now he must pay $1,400 restitution and complete 50 hours of community service. He faced possible jail-time.
Sometimes, winning is NOT everything . . . or even Vince Lombardi’s only thing.

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3 Responses

Lombardi clarified his statement as follows: “Making the effort to win is everything” rather than “Winning is everything”.

sayno2fat on March 23, 2006 at 7:28 pm

Lombardi clarified his statement as follows: “Making the effort to win is everything” rather than “Winning is everything”.

sayno2fat on March 23, 2006 at 7:29 pm

Why do people care about sports? Football. Baseball. Running. Soccer. Basketball. Why do people care about this? Because they are inspired by sports as a symbol of competition and thus a symbol of the human condition and, more broadly, a symbol of the meaning of life. You want the concept of competition to inspire you in the meaning of life because you don’t know the Philosophy. I don’t care about sports or games or competitions because I know the Philosophy. That is my exclusive source of truth.

Moshiak on March 23, 2006 at 9:50 pm

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