I think this is literally the most insightful, analytic thing I’ve ever read on ESPN.
More than anything, the pathological disavowal of discussions about the most important issue in the sport proves that one of the primary draws of sport culture in American life is to create an alternative to politics.
Sports are interesting, things that matter happen, they go on 24 hours a day, and they create convivial communities. In other words, they create a parallel universe that can feed the voracious appetite we all have to engage with our world, with none of the baggage.
Good or evil? Beyond?