Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre spoke for many of us this past Sunday when he lamented the politicization of sports.
“I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game,” the former quarterback told Andy Klavan. “I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way.”
Progressives suggest athletes and sporting teams shouldn’t enjoy the luxury of remaining silent, that they bear responsibility to right wrongs and use their platforms to advance political agendas in the interest of the social good.
But what if those agendas conflict with my deeply held religious convictions?
I think we know the answer to that question.
My conscience is of no interest to progressives or their liberal campaigns.
Reform, conform – or else.
I hope and pray we can get back to sun-splashed, carefree days at the ballpark, free of politics. I pray millionaire players will recognize it’s a privilege to play a kid’s game in the greatest (while imperfect) country on the face of the earth. Life isn’t a game and there are a lot of pressing, complex priorities to manage, but sports brings something that few other things provide. I’ve always agreed with Humphrey Bogart, who once said, “A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.”
A man can dream, can’t he? From The Daily Citizen.