Friday, June 24, 2011


Here's a thought: if the typical American male put the same amount of effort into thinking (and arguing) about government policy as he does thinking (and arguing) about who his favorite NBA team should draft, the country would be a much better place. For the last few days the passion displayed over who should or shouldn't draft Jimmer Fredette (or whomever) has been astonishing. You'd think something really important was being decided...And if anything it's even worse for the NFL draft. Thousands of hours of in-depth analysis and for what? A game.

Bread and circuses was how the Roman Emperors kept the masses pacified. Now it's sports and TV, but the effect is roughly the same...

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