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What about porn?

 

Isn't that a professional sport...

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Isn't that a professional sport...

I prefer amateur because they're doing it for the love of the game- When they turn pro, they're just doing it for the money.

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At last, something the screaming ape might actually be good at.

Now he needs to find a bimbo to sit with him and he's all set!...
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Wow, we're having a really good discussion here guys.







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Wow outbidding Oprah Winfrey. That takes a lot of money.
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Wow outbidding Oprah Winfrey. That takes a lot of money.

And gas.
 
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Wow, we're having a really good discussion here guys.







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... and I see you've really added to the discussion with all of your in-depth analysis.

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post #49 of 70
The media just feeds the institutional problems created by the Prussian-industrial "education" system in the USA. BobJohnson is right that people don't do any critical thinking and we can thank the indoctrination and obedience training of our public school system. But the media contributes to it. It sells down to the lowest common denominator and does not attempt to do anything but sell crap and reinforce the indoctrination and ignorance. Sports is part of that, begun right away in grade school.
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What are the odds he'll try and move the Clippers to Seattle his first year?

 

You know the Supersonics moved to OKC, right?

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I hope he licenses Clippy to use as their new mascot.

 

Now that's funny!  :lol: 

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I care, because though you may not get your news from the media, many people all over the world still do. The media continues to exert great power to direct and control what constitutes "news", no matter whether or not you and I pay attention to it. That affects us all. 

Pray tell, where should people be getting their news from?

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You know the Supersonics moved to OKC, right?

You know Balmer made a failed attempt to buy the Sacramento Kings with the plan to move them to Seattle, right?

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Sports team ownership by an individual is often a vanity purchase for the so-called "one percent."

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Sports team ownership by an individual is often a vanity purchase for the so-called "one percent."

If I was that wealthy I'd have one too.  It'd be a thrill

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Professional sports are the number one source of entertainment we have in this country, so I can see why there is a huge obsession for them. Sports brings people together. For example, after 9/11, the Yankees in the World Series brought New Yorkers together. It gave people hours to get their minds of losing loved ones in the attacks. The World Series gave people a morale boost. It's the same as with soccer for war torn countries. People stop fighting and come together to watch their national team. Sports will always be an obsession here in this country and around the world. 

 

I agree there are bigger stories that aren't published, but sports sells newspapers. The minute they stop covering sports, they have no readers. Same as with TV. As for prices, they are becoming outrageous. Problem is, people are willing to pay that much. Sports have turned people into suckers, especially for funding these new stadiums at our expense. An NFL stadium can have zero attendance the whole season and the team will still be making a ton of money. Baseball still has affordable tickets. Just about every team has family night discounts. 


Hmmm....  how did people cope (bring together)  pre TV and radio(sports)?  

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Pray tell, where should people be getting their news from?

 

Almost anywhere but the corporate-controlled mass media. 

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Jim Rome had a great take on this story on his radio show today. I sure do miss Ballmer's keynote antics.
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What about porn?

Wow, how could I forget about porn. 

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Hmmm....  how did people cope (bring together)  pre TV and radio(sports)?  

There always have been sports. Baseball started in the early 1800's. 

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Steve-o is probably thinking, "Apple had to pay $3B to get Iovine and Dre. I spent only $2B and I got Blake Griffin and CP3! I win!!!"
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Renamed - The Seattle Squirters !
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(ignore this post, see the next one, somehow they got combined...)


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I wonder if Steve-O will rename the team to "Developers, Developers, Developers"

 

The LA Clippies?

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This is the perfect move -- it simultaneously increases the average intelligence of NBA owners and technology company CEOs. 

 

Ballmer will petition the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Naturalization Service to allow players from foreign countries to come to the USA on work visas to 'address the shortage of qualified basketball players in this country', thus driving down player salaries and earning the eternal love of his fellow NBA owners...

post #64 of 70
did ya'll see his reaction when he won the bid??

youtube.com/watch?v=RaCbvBwVaJU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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I wonder if Steve-O will rename the team to "Developers, Developers, Developers"

nah im thinking more along the lines of

"Metro! Metro! Metro!"

or

"Windows! Windows! Windows!"

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Look like you want to play basketball. Can I help?

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Wow!
Didn't see this coming.
Steve Ballmer like basketball?
Thought Stevie was more into WWF with all the chair throwing and stuff.
Go Monkey Boy!
(At least he won't have to pay for season tickets.)
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Sports are a distraction that keeps us from knowing what's really going on in the world.  

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Reading, music listening, and any hobby accomplishes the very same thing. People have been watching humans compete against one another since the beginning of time.

Not quite. Adam and Eve had no human onlookers, as they were the only two. Not sure how much competing they did, either, unless it was playing Bob the Apple.
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Other than Steve Jobs's widow how is this even remotely related to Apple or Apple news?

Why isn't that good enough?

He's just looking for an excuse to say that this site is turning into Ballmer Insider or some such rubbish.
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Sports are a distraction that keeps us from knowing what's really going on in the world.  
People who don't want to know what's going on in the world, for whatever reasons, don't need sports to distract them.   They can use anything else to distract them, whether it's movies, TV, books, music, cooking, religion, clubbing, dancing, fashion, Facebook, using Twitter, video games, coding, whatever.   If one wants to know about the world, one will, regardless of other interests that they may have.   The implication of your statement is that if we didn't have sports, we'd all know what's going on in the world.  That's incredibly naive.  

Having said that, I've never understood the obsession with professional sports we have in this country, to the extent where every TV news broadcast as well as the New York Times and most other newspapers feel the need to report on every single professional sports score every single day.    They'll drop stories, especially detailed stories, about Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East, racism, starvation, the environment, medical care, etc., but they'll never drop a story about the night's games.   

And I've never understood the obsession of grown men who need to wear the uniform of their favorite player (and overpaying for the privilege) just in order to toss a ball around in the park.   

Decades ago, going to the ballpark was something that almost everyone could afford.   When I was a kid in the 1960s, the bleachers at Yankee Stadium cost 75 cents and the upper grandstand cost $1.35 (about $5.80 and $10.50, respectively, in 2014 dollars).   But today, you take a family to the ballpark and it can easily cost $300-$500.   And those are ballparks that in many cases, were funded by taxpayers.    My broker took me to a Knicks game a few years ago.  We sat court side and the price on the ticket was something like $500 (he was given the tickets by a season ticket-holder).   Yet the Dolans, who own the Knicks and the Garden, don't pay New York City anything in taxes for use of the Garden.    We really are suckers. 

But if Ballmer wants to buy the team with his own money, that's fine.    It could be fun watching Ballmer freak out in the stands.   100 years ago, the super-rich funded universities, museums, libraries and opera houses.   Today they buy sports teams.   Maybe Darwin was wrong. 

Good post, other than you could say that other things are a distraction to what is going on in your world, which is sport. Depends on how you define 'world.'
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