That would be, in part, me, Daniel. Because I already said to stop antagonizing him.
Nair was on topic (at first), and you and Chris just antagonized him for no good reason. He wasn’t in the wrong with his first post. You and Chris were for each one addressing his, because you weren’t stating or talking about a fringe belief. You were just trying to screw with Nair, which is not being friendly or being on topic.
That’s why I downvoted you, and yes, I think it was merited.
If you or whomever have any other questions or problems, then please PM me. Now we’re all (myself included) off topic, and that’s unfair to OP and everyone else.
I guess another fringe belief (in regards to being online) is that sports are awesome.
I just heard it tonight that we focus too much as a Western culture in the US on sports when we could be focused on stuff like academics, politics/international affairs (or perhaps less on international affairs,) the economy.
But I developed a different kind of discipline in playing sports. I’ve had a great experience in playing them and playing with people who are great people. It’s a shared experience that I don’t think you can understand unless you’re in the military. I benefited a ton from it
As for holding athletes in such high regard, that is a bit of a problem, but I think sports are far from useless (even beyond exercise.) People get a lot of happiness in watching their favorite teams and players play. They’re real people unlike characters in a book or a movie, and the story always changes. No one knows how the games will turn out.
But no matter what happens, no one dies, no one loses their job (and will go broke, anyway…) It only matters as much as the value you put into it. As long as it doesn’t go too far in zealous fans (it’s not worth beating someone up over,) then I say professional sports does a lot more good than it does harm.