Sport is entertainment. I doubt a god cares about a game. Ability to know or manipulate the outcome has to take the fun out of sport. I find war to prove, “my god is better than your god,” —  absurd. I enjoy sports, but Albert Camus captured the alienation I feel when I see sports fanatics get crazy about games, in “The Stranger.” I enjoy the strategy and the physical talents, but the crazy money in sports is absurd. Why do politicians give corporate welfare to bug money businesses that should be able to fend for themselves?

Tim Tebow uses his fame to inspire and seems genuinely concerned about kids with health concerns. Using fame to inspire seems noble, but I prefer quiet religion and appropriate role models. Tebow throws and ugly ball, but he took a weaker Bronco team as far as Peyton Manning. Throwing hate at Tebow is absurd. He seems like a true good guy; like Warrick Dunn.

I use the parallel of sports and war in my novel and fanatics get special attention. I don’t allude to many sports figures and I doubt Tebow will show up unless he ups his iconic status quick. Most sports stars fade away quick.

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4 thoughts on “The Absurdity of Sports Gods

      1. The hate for Tebow’s Christianity is undue because he uses his strength to strengthen others. Some sound as though a touchdown is supposed to honor god or that the score shows they have god’s favor, but thinking god sees vast importance in sports is absurd. Using sports to inspire, , like Tebow seems to do; seems just. Hating Tebow for his Christianity is wrong, but I can see why the hype has made him polarizing.


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