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Is football a religion?


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Initial post: 10 Nov 2012 18:57:32 GMT
-Go to the same place of worship every weekend (unless its an away game)
-Sing hyms/chants
-beat up people who's views are different to your own
-Wear matching clothing in the form of 'strips'
-pay ridiculous amounts of money to be a part of it
-treat players of your chosen team like Gods and idolise them

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 22:07:46 GMT
Ian says:
It is in Glasgow.

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 22:29:29 GMT
Spin says:
Football used to be a sporting competition, which a certain pride and honour on the part of player and supporter.. Now it is a business. Most players and managers in football teams are not native to the town, city or district they play for. Money talks. Sport, in general, has become a business; a form of entertainment for the paying public. The ideal of genuine competition has given way to that of genuine profit.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 22:56:25 GMT
Ian says:
"a form of entertainment for the paying public"

That would seem to me to be the point of a spectator sport.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:05:39 GMT
Spin says:
IN: So you hold that sport is entertainment? Does your average sportsman, he/she not yet devoured by capitalist interests, consider himself in the same line of work as a talk-show host or a comedian?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:10:22 GMT
Ian says:
Spectator sport is entertainment.

If you want to run a marathon for the challenge, if you want to play football for the exercise and company of friends or if you want to set a world record to prove you are better than the rest of the world.

If, however you want to be paid while doing those things, then you are an entertainer.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:13:34 GMT
Spin says:
IN: So footballers, due to their excessive and unwarranted salaries, are entertainers.

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 23:16:34 GMT
Spin says:
All sportsmen/women go where the money is. No sporting marvel has ever remained within their own sporting community. Indeed, most UK sportsmen have homes overseas...Sport is no longer a competition; it is concerned with how much one is worth to the profiteers.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:37:06 GMT
Ian says:
No, footballers are entertainers in order to receive their salaries. Whether the salary is excessive and unwarranted is irrelevant to the fact that they are professional entertainers.

Olympic athletes are also professional entertainers.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:40:43 GMT
Spin says:
IN: OK. But is that "Sport"?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:42:35 GMT
Ian says:
If it's competitive it's sport.

Tiddlywinks is my favourite sport.

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 23:48:27 GMT
Spin says:
How much of the nations unavailable cash went into the pockets of the sponsors, who are now planning how to suck South America dry? The Olympics, because it is an international event should be funded by the nations taking part in it (according to their ability to pay, the number of events they enter, and the number of athletes and sportsmen/women they send, of course). Then the "Olympics", or even the football World Cup", will be a truly sporting event. Every nation will have a stake in winning.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 23:52:18 GMT
Spin says:
Toenail darts is my favorite sport...Clip your toenails when your cat is feeding... If he jumps a mile and screams...One Hundred and Eighty!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 03:23:52 GMT
nephran says:
Not when you support Forfar Atheletic it's not PS..

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 07:58:20 GMT
"treat players of your chosen team like Gods and idolise them "

Even when they behave appallingly.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 12:21:35 GMT
Yes, they're both a colossal waste of time, like this messageboard. Get a life

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 17:56:46 GMT
nephran says:
What kind of life? Dean.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 18:00:04 GMT
Spin says:
Mr Dean: if you think this site is a waste of time, why do you contribute to it? Surely there are things to be done in the time it takes you to tell us there are things to be done?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 18:36:47 GMT
You're right. Ok then... er

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 18:40:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2012 18:41:16 GMT
Cheerio, then.

Missing you already.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 18:51:29 GMT
Spin says:
Mr Dean: Don't worry. These threads are addictive. One always wonders who said what and how they said it in reply to ones post. =) Pride...=) No bad thing. One must defend ones views if one truly believes in them.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2012 17:05:38 GMT
some might compare the off side rule with the trinity in terms of sense!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 09:24:58 GMT
To some people I think its even more powerful than religion and people are even more fanatical.

As Bill Shankly once famously said "Football's not life and Death, its far more important than that"

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 09:26:47 GMT
No one can argue its become a financial power house spin, but to say competition has been replaced???? what its not competitive anymore?

As a football fan in general I have to say you dont know what you are talking about, but thats hardly new.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 09:27:04 GMT
why not?
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