By Duncan Smith
Thanks to a combination of things, not the least of which was the addition of Black Lives Matter political Marxism in every league, sports took a major hit this year.
Yes, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a lot to do with it as well, what with putting cut-outs of fans in stands and such.
But with viewership and attendance down for all major sporting leagues this year, you might think that political considerations, at least, wouldn’t factor in when it comes to a desire to jump-start leagues this fall and into next year, right?
You might think that but you’d be wrong, apparently.
A piece in the New Yorker really caught our attention for its tone-deafness:
A few weeks ago, I was talking to a relatively high-level sports executive about the election, which is to say we were discussing something terrible Donald Trump had said or done. We agreed that Trump was likely to lose. 'But he could always still win — even Nate Silver says that,' I remarked.
The executive then said something that stunned me, though the more and more I think about it, the more sense it makes. 'If Trump wins, or if he refuses to concede, I'm telling you right now: There won't be any sports for a month,' he said. 'Maybe more. These kids just won't stand for it.'
A Trump win means sports will come to a standstill.
That is an unbelievable statement and an incredibly selfish one at that. It means players will deprive their fans of games over a political decision that a good number of fans did not make.
It also means they would starve their leagues even further in this revenue-starved season because ‘their guy’ didn’t win.
This is after MLB and NBA games and championship viewership tanked, literally, this year.
The only reason why the NFL isn’t tanking more is because the league gave up the overtly political BLM stuff after week one.
Unreal. Threatening to end seasons and games over political decisions.
If Trump wins and seasons end, though, players and leagues will no doubt discover that life will go on without them.
Then, perhaps fewer players will flip off people whom they disagree with while driving their expensive Ferarri.
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