I guess this was just a matter of time, but it is becoming more clear that the liberals have even taken over sports. It’s not much of a surprise when guys like Bob Costas are churned out of university programs like the Syracuse Newhouse School.
Are liberals taking over coverage, too? Increasingly, that’s the way it feels. And it’s not just because Keith Olbermann is back at ESPN.
In just the last year or so, sports has been dominated by stories about NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay, the Miami Dolphins “bullying” scandal, debates over whether or not “Redskins” is a racial slur (with some outlets refusing to even use the name), and worries over the NFL’s “concussion crisis.” (snip)
The increased politicization of sports was probably the first sign. More and more, it seems, the behind-the-scenes soap opera has overshadowed what’s happening between the lines. (snip)
And if conservatives are upset about this, it may be because this is all they have left. Progressives have long owned Hollywood, and (except maybe for Nashville) most of the popular music industry. Sports were perhaps the bastion for conservative entertainment — the final refuge for the patriotic, beer-guzzling, macho male who just wants to forget about his day job and watch a game — without hearing a lecture. Those days may be over.
I suppose you could still watch the games and turn down the sound. Maybe try turning on music with the TV muted and pretend you’re watching in a bar. But even then, as William Teach points out, they might still ruin your Sundays.
Now they want sports coverage. Next, sports.
Just the other day my 12 year old said “In the next decade they’re going to turn the NFL into a flag football league.” I think he may not be that far off the mark. The left loves emasculating men, and in sports manly men go out and do manly things. We can’t have that, now, can we?