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Are sports useless?
in Sports

By K_MichaelK_Michael 67 Pts edited January 4
Sports do little to unite us in our communities, countries, or internationally. Sports are dangerous. What purpose does chucking that ball (or whatever your sport does) serve? None. Completely frivolous, with no ensured benefit.
Zombieguy1987SilverishGoldNova
"We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." 



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  • Some people find it entertaining to watch. Some people have fun participating in it. So, sports are not useless to people who like them.

     I am not a sports person but I have to admit that watching Muhammad Ali's fights was not a boring activity in any way. So, sports are only useless in the same way that a chocolate is useless. Sure, you don't need chocolate to live on but it tastes good so you eat it.
    OppolzerZombieguy1987SilverishGoldNova
  • @AlexOland
    Maybe it's just me, but watching a handful of people run around or punch each other on a screen is the most frivolous activity I have ever seen. I find it useless. TV is for sharing the CREATIVITY of others around the world. Even an advertisement was created from scratch, combining the story genius of some and the acting ability of others, amongst other things. I understand the purpose of playing sports for personal skill and enjoyment, but see no benefit or entertainment value. You could watch football every day and it wouldn't help you get better. Every game is just a series of certain movements with constant mistakes.
    So, to perhaps be more clear, sports have benefits in your personal life, but nothing that martial arts (an ART, not a sport) or something similar, couldn't accomplish, and these things would have real life applications. I personally participate in martial arts and receive ACTUAL benefits in addition to the physical strength and agility that a football player would gain. 
    Zombieguy1987SilverishGoldNovabeckysmith
    "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." 
  • edited January 6
    @K_Michael Most martial arts are considered sports.
    Zombieguy1987GenghisKhunt
    Retired DebateIslander. I no longer come here actively, and many of the things that I may have posted in the past (Such as belief in the flat Earth theory) do not reflect on my current views. 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p6M-VgXHwwdpJarhyQYapBz-kRc6FrgdOLFAd3IfYz8/edit

  • @K_Michael I did not say people watch sports to get better at sports. I said they watch it because it is entertaining. This is not something you can object to, this is a fact. Some people find sports entertaining to watch.
    Zombieguy1987K_MichaelGenghisKhunt
  • Now it's a question whether entertainment has inherent good or use.
    SilverishGoldNovaGenghisKhunt
    "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." 
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