Cornbread Maxwell wrote:The fact of the matter is that sports is a way of taking your mind off of terrible situations for some people. You also have a large segment of society who do not watch sports of any kind and simply choose not to understand it or see its importance in our world. I guess I saw this as an article written by someone who is "anti-sport" as a social satire, and that irked me because I dont think he/she "gets it".
A way of taking your mind of a situation? Yes.
A way to heal a town/school/nation? No. No
I believe that is what the article is satirizing, the idea that people think that sports can heal those sort of wounds. Sports may provide a forum where a community can unite behind something positive after a tragedy, but they have no miraculous healing powers, as some sportscasters would have you believe.