Why I Hate the Super Bowl

Jared Taylor, American Thinker, January 31, 2015

Years ago, when I was living in Silicon Valley, I spent Saturday night at a friend’s house and drove home on Sunday. The freeway was empty–spookily, worryingly empty. I began to wonder if the Rapture had happened, or if there had been a nuclear war. The next day, I learned why the freeway was a desert. Everyone in California had been watching the Super Bowl.

I have never understood why anyone cares about professional sports. I must have been seven or eight when my father shocked me by explaining that not everyone who plays for the New York Yankees is from New York. “What?” I remember thinking. “They let people from Boston or Chicago play with the Yankees? The whole thing is a fraud.” Why do New Yorkers care about a bunch of strangers who are going to defect to some other team if they get a better offer?

Nothing is so colossally, magnificently unimportant as professional sports. Unless you have money on the game, whether the Bumble Bees beat the Polar Bears has real-world consequences that can be measured to a value of precisely, exactly, irrefutably zero. Win or lose, nothing changes. No one has been fed or clothed, nothing has been produced, no problem solved–it’s a gigantic waste of time. And yet the happiness of millions hangs in the balance. There are fully grown adults who seem to care more about a game than the results of a biopsy.

College sports can mean something. The team represents a school, and athletes are friends and classmates–except when the players are basically professionals who have to take make-believe classes to get a degree, and go to their own separate gyms and dining halls. I was a good deal older than seven or eight when I learned something else shocking: a coach can make more money than the college president. At the University of Alabama, the football coach makes $7.3 million a year; the president makes $535,000, or less than one thirteenth the coach’s salary. Winning football games is much more important than running the university.

I’m not completely against spectator sports; just meaningless spectator sports. People on high school teams and minor-sports college teams are real students who represent their schools. People watching a high school game care about the school and probably know some of the players; winning or losing means something when there is a genuine connection to the team. National teams make sense for the same reason, except in cases like the French national soccer team that looks more Senegalese than French.

So why do we pay grown men to play children’s games? Why do people bother with professional sports? Some fans say they admire the skill of the players; I admire jugglers and acrobats. A lot of men say it’s sublimated warfare. Since men don’t get to work off excess testosterone by raiding enemy tribes anymore, they watch overpaid louts smash each other instead. How pitiful is that? You don’t satisfy your appetite for steak by watching someone else eat one. If a man really wants the thrill of combat he should get on the field himself. That’s what amateur leagues and masters competitions are for.

Sports are a great way to fill an empty mind. People who can’t name the last 10 presidents can proudly tell you who won the last 10 Super Bowls. And sports make boobs into experts; people with no discernible opinion on anything else can tell you why it was a mistake to trade away the second-string quarterback. The more a man knows about professional sports the more I wonder about his judgment. The more a woman knows about professional sports the more I wonder if she’s a woman.

But there’s something deeper at work. Before I was a family man, a friend talked me into going to a bikini contest. The girls pranced out one by one, fully clothed, and stripped down to bikinis–some of them quite modest. That was pleasant enough, but the men set up a terrible din. They bellowed like bulls and screamed like banshees at every new bit of anatomy that came into view.

This set me to musing. What an exercise in power the evening must have been for the girls. They reduced a whole roomful of men to howling idiocy just by wriggling around. Even at my dreamboat best, I never had that effect on women.

And I was struck that the men in the room sounded just like sports fans. They even shouted the same thing–“Go, go, go, go!”–as the girls pulled off their clothes. I don’t claim to understand it, but judging from the primitive noises, sports must reach as deeply into the male psyche as sex.

Of all American professional games, the Super Bowl is the most expensive, the most hysterical, and possibly the most vulgar. People actually think that part of the fun is being able to talk about the commercials the next day. The commercials! The Super Bowl is certainly the most pretentious game in American sports. The pre-game and half-time shows are as gussied up with patriotic bunting as a political convention. The promoters and commentators act as if it’s our patriotic duty to watch their silly game.

But maybe they’re right. Super Bowl Sunday might as well be a national holiday. Americans celebrate it almost as earnestly as Christmas or Thanksgiving, and with a lot more gusto than Memorial Day or Presidents’ Day.

When is the nation more united than at the kickoff? Blacks and whites are sucked together down the Super Bowl’s red gullet. It’s an orgy of red-white-and-blue meaninglessness so powerful it could even turn Somalis and Guatemalans into Americans. Nothing else can.

So go ahead and join the crowd in front of the TV set on February first. When you get up four hours later ask yourself if you don’t feel soiled. I’ll be at the Smithsonian, and I’ll have the place to myself.

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  • Garrett Brown

    I don’t even know who won, don’t care, never will. Glad it’s over and all the peons and sheep can continue with their pathetic lives worshiping Negroes.

    • D.B. Cooper

      Actually, I was pulling for the Patriots because they have a lot of white guys on the team. I wonder, did New England have the highest number of white starters in the NFL this year? If so, would it ever be made public?

      • The Verdict of History

        I did the same thing in the February 2012 superbowl.

        The Patriots have more white playmakers in key positions, and their mascot is unmistakably European-American (Patriot).

        How could I resist?

        • Cid Campeador

          I agree totally. That’s why I also rooted for them.

        • IBWHITE

          The Patriots have more white playmakers in key positions, and their mascot is unmistakably European-American (Patriot).”
          Exactly. That’s the only reason I watched it. Many sporting events have racial overtones to them. Anytime there’s a combat sporting event with a White fighting a Black I’m interested in it. The athleticism is one aspect of it but racial solidarity is the main draw for me.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Being a Pats fan they win on a high IQ coach and high IQ white players on offense. To me its like watching a WW2 tank battle, every little thing either helps or hurts you.But I understand why other posters think it is sickening .

        • propagandaoftruth

          Yeah, I’m kind of in obverse disagreement with JT here.

          I resent the poison big money athletics have on the modern educational system, but have no problem with market driven, paid professional sports where the best feetsball and baxketball players and skull crushers compete.

          I find it a shame that as a result of how early blacks mature physically and sexually, many potentially great White hopes are likely dissuaded from athletics at precisely the age where they need to get involved – early pubescence.

          Segregation was as good for the white athlete as it was for the black scholar.

          • candide

            Segregation is good for everyone!

          • Nancy

            Since my kids go to a (barely) majority-white high school, their basketball team (with only a few white kids) still gets their butts handed to them at every game, because the surrounding schools have even more Negro baxketball players than we do. It’s sad, really…I feel so bad for them each time they lose. The Negroes on the opposing teams all look like Michael Jordans, except with braids or dreadlocks.

          • Nancy

            The only positive thing about high school football is it provides a platform for the marching band (particularly the percussion section) to impress the crowd.

            I’d love to go to an FSU game, just to watch Big 8 and The Marching Chiefs do their thing. I leave at the beginning of 3rd quarter.

          • Tarczan

            I like the darkie schools with the darkie bands; Grambling, Alcorn State etc. My all time favorite darkie movie is “Drumline”. It even beats “Red Tails”.

          • Nancy

            You would LOVE to watch Southwest DeKalb, the largest h.s. band in mostly-black DeKalb County. When I was in high school, only the southernmost part of DeKalb was black…the rest of the county was about 80-85% white. Our band was the first white band to adopt the black marching style, thanks to the new band director (a black man) my freshman year.

            The black bands thought we were a RIOT, a bunch of white band nerds bumpin’ and grindin’ on the field (I was Drum Major). But SW DeKalb was the band everyone aspired to be like. Many of the band members you see for the fake band in Drumline are actually from SW DeKalb High School. The rest were from the now-defunct Morris Brown College, Morehouse, and Clark-Atlanta University.

      • APaige

        Nine out of eleven starters on offensive for The Patriots are White.
        Eleven out of eleven starters on defensive for the Seahawks are Black.

        • Tarczan

          We beat the darkies! We beat the darkies!

          • bilderbuster

            I’s gown ta Didney Lan!

          • Nancy

            Tarc, if you want to sound truly authentic, you need to shorten your victory chant to: “We beat! We beat! We beat!” (My former ghetto students were never big fans of using direct objects.)

          • Tarczan

            Now that you mention it, I do seem to remember that colloquialism from my mandatory diversity training.

        • Thank you. Now THERE’S a reason I can care about the Super bowl.

          • Realist

            Athletic prowess is pretty much useless. Intellectual ability is the most important.

        • LACountyRedneck

          I’ve heard sports announcers refer to Steve Nash as having a high basketball IQ. He’s White, small, can’t run or jump as well as most negroes. The same for Pao Gasol (high b-ball IQ).

          They never simply say “comparatively high IQ”. I heard someone say about a young NBA player that he plays like an athletic Pao Gasol.

          But you will never hear them say that Pao Gasol plays like an intelligent “insert any negro player here”.

        • Spaniard in LA

          One of the starters is a 4th generation Mexican American who also happens to be a White Hispanic.

      • Garrett Brown

        If the team with a majority white roster won then that’s a positive outcome I suppose.

        I still can’t come to any logical conclusion why Whites continue to watch Negroball though.

        • Realist

          “I still can’t come to any logical conclusion why Whites continue to watch Negroball though.’
          They want to appear manly.

          • Garrett Brown

            What about women?

          • Realist

            “What about women?”
            Perhaps brain dead.

          • listenupbub

            For attention from the males.

      • wildfirexx

        It was a close call, …and like you, I found myself subconsciously rooting for the patroits for the same reason, even though I am from the westcoast in Canada, where even here, the Super Bowl and the Seahawks have become a big deal, although we have our own national football league.
        We usually end up getting the players from the states that couldn’t cut it in the american league. (mostly blacks).
        They even are going to pass a new regulation in Canada, which states that as of next year, all superbull commercial programming, must show all the latest popular american commericials, instead of canadian commercials, so we don’t miss out on that as well…lol

        • Tarczan

          We’ll gladly send you thirty million more afletes.

  • italian guy

    Lamest sport on the planet.

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      It’s not the game, but the fellows who watch it, that is lame. I for one haven’t ever understood why a person would watch or get any satisfaction out of watching other men play a game. Taylor summed it up nicely: “Sports are a great way to fill an empty mind.”

      • D.B. Cooper

        There are several reasons why. The most obvious is when you’re a kid, you learn to play by watching, As you get older, and play the game yourself, you draw on what you saw the pros do, and hopefully be able to get the same result. Then, there’s betting, or a harmless fantasy league, which can challenge your ability to think, especially when money is involved.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I noticed that sports fans I know have a difficult time carrying on a decent conversation.

      • John Smith

        “Sports Illustrated” is written to the middle school level of reading comprehension.

        • BloodofAlbion75

          So is National Review and The Weekly Standard.

          • John Smith

            Probably the HS sophomore level.

      • Realist

        “I noticed that sports fans I know have a difficult time carrying on a decent conversation.”
        At least a meaningful one.

  • Chip Carver

    Professional sports wouldn’t be so bad if they hadn’t been hijacked by the neo-bolsheviks and turned into instruments of social conditioning. For example, while blacks display a high degree of athletic ability in certain disciplines, their numbers have been inflated to artificially high levels in the NBA and NFL due to administrative policies by the usual crew of anti-whites and anti-white brainwashing over the past few decades. Witness the same in baseball where whites are passed over in favor of players from Latin America (as documented by Steve Sailer) abilities be damned. Frankly it’s amazing there are as many whites as there are in pro-sports today, given the hatred of whites by media and academia.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      There’s always hockey and auto racing. Except for the oddball black or Hispanic, those are destined to stay White.

      • BloodofAlbion75

        I would have suggested golf as another alternative to football (I took golf lessons in my teens),but Obama and the country club Republican types have significantly tarnished my view of that particular sport.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          Don’t overlook boxing either. The greatest was Rocky Marciano (49-0). Working on the greatest is Wladimir Klitschko (63-3). Of course the media is pretty quiet these days when it comes to a White heavyweight champion.

          • Sick of it

            Blacks use racial differences to eliminate many whites from boxing (our thin skin around the eyes) and certainly to win matches they would otherwise lose.

          • benvad

            Come again? I’m not a boxing fan so I don’t know the intricacies, what do you mean by thin skin around the eyes?

          • Steven Bannister

            I’m not exactly sure but…I believe that whites have “thinner skin” in the sense that the blood vessels are closer to the surface. So, it’s easier to make a white man bleed – and once blood is flowing, it becomes much more likely that the referee will stop the match and declare the other guy the winner, whether they deserve it or not. Someone correct me if I’m wrong..

          • Cid Campeador

            Remember “White Girl Bleed a lot”?

          • FinnShane

            We tend to bleed easier and more freely due to thin skin around the eyes, which can run into them and reduce vision during a match. I remember seeing a match between a Scotsman and a black some years ago. The Scot won handily but took a few shots to the eye which created quite a mess. I won’t lie to you and say I didn’t feel exhilarated watching a fellow Celt win such a victory. Western and Northern Europeans evolved thinner skin than Eastern Europeans (I can only guess due to the greater need to synthesize Vitamin D in weaker sunlight). At any rate, when Klitschko is in the ring, the other guy seems to do more of the bleeding.

          • LACountyRedneck

            Yeah. If Klitschko were black, he’d be a hero holding the belt as long as he has.

            All they say is the heavyweight division is weak. Through each generation just like in any sport, players are getting bigger, faster, and stronger. As soon as some negro beats an old and past his prime Klitschko, the heavyweight division will be noticed again.

          • bilderbuster

            The Klitschko brothers are Jewish but keep that low key.

          • WR_the_realist

            I couldn’t help but notice that the mainstream media (Time, Newsweek, etc.) would make big news about black heavyweight boxing champions but as soon as the winners started being white guys from Eastern Europe the mass media lost all interest in boxing.

    • Tarczan

      NHRA drag racing has had a darkie champion, Antron Brown. He won it in Top Fuel in 2013. All white mechanics and engine builders, though.

  • phorning

    A number of people have proposed making the day after the Super Bowl a holiday so they don’t have to go into work with a hangover or call in sick. You would also be surprised how many people have money on the game.

    • John Smith

      I can understand the professional gamblers affinity for the game, relieving suckers of their cash on uninformed wagers, but that’s it.

    • bilderbuster

      The amount bet on college games is staggering.

  • Those of us who have ‘negro fatigue’ (a growing epidemic in the U.S.) refuse to watch sports with large numbers of thuggish blacks. Hell, if I want to see thuggish blacks chasing each other and dancing a jig in public, I can just travel a few blocks over to the dark side of town.

    • They don’t call it the “National (or “Negro” if you prefer) Felons League” for nothing.
      Like many here, I did not watch the game, but I did catch the end game antics and the near brawl on the field at an online forum. That is so very typical of the caliber of player, who would not know “class” or “sportsmanship” if it bit them, that has come to dominate professional sports.

      • WoodyBBad

        But…but talking trash is an integral part of Negro cultcha! And what is this “class” and “sportsmanship” of which you speak? Class doesn’t spike a football, and sportsmanship can’t hang off a rim!

        • John Smith

          Those are both concepts of “racist” white privilege….

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      If you’ve really got a hankering to see some negroes get down wid dare big, bad, ghetto selves, saunter on over to Walmart on the first of any month. I think Walmart runs out of potato chips, ice cream, and cake.

      • Julius Caesar

        A friend of mine that works at Wally world can attest to the madness that is the first of the month. Absolutely insane.

    • Tarczan

      I did watch because NE was so white.

    • BloodofAlbion75

      ” ‘negro fatigue’ (a growing epidemic in the U.S.)…”

      I would not call “negro fatigue” an epidemic,sir.It’s exponential spread across the country has the promise of finally waking up our fellow Whites to the reality that worshipping black athletes is nothing more than a losing game.

      • Thank you for the correction, and you’re right it probably wasn’t the best term to use. If it is an “epidemic,” however, it’s most certainly a good one that hopefully will spread to even more whites.

    • benvad

      Negro fatigue is exactly that.

      • Alexandra1973

        Yep, tired of the TNB.

  • Kenner

    ‘The Fishbowl’ was on NatGeoWild again this year, 4 hours of goldfish swimming in a bowl. They built on last year’s success by adding ‘Barnyard Scan’, and a few clownfish in a salt water bowl.
    You could watch the Superbowl and dvr the Fishbowl and not miss anything!

    • John Smith

      I prefer the Puppy Bowl.

      • Who Me?

        Kitten bowl was really good this year. They have the two playoffs, then the final championship game all back to back. I was disappointed in this years Puppy Bowl–especially the halftime show.

      • throttler

        That was very cute and funny. They had cats watching the game in the VIP seats and a parrot keeping score. I much preferred it to the real game.

        • John Smith

          As opposed to primates on the field, like the real thing.

  • St. Louis and Missouri taxpayers are about to be hit up for close to a gigabuck for yet another new football stadium. The one we got is only 20 years old. Not much more than half as old as I am. Taxpayer funded temples.

    I do think that professional and certain high level “amateur” sports eats up a lot of our tribal energy. But that’s a bug, not a feature. We need our tribal energy to use against other tribes, not the least of which is the seventh century totalitarian death cult.

    • phorning

      Sports can be a fun diversion, I enjoy watching it, but people need to keep it in perspective. My impression of the Rams situation was that the owner wants to move the team back to Los Angeles. He could just be yet another owner threatening that to leverage a stadium deal, but I think the NFL wants them to move back also.

      • Kroenke’s taking them back to LA, for one simple reason that was a fallout from a story that was big here on AR last year: Donald Sterling. His involuntary sale of the Clip Joint for $2 billion reset the scale of NBA franchises way upward. If the “lesser” NBA team in LA is worth 2 gigs, then what would the only NFL franchise in LA be worth? Kroenke’s net worth instantly increases by a few billion the moment the ink is dry on the relocation papers.

        I think this stadium proposal here was proposed and done not in the sense that anyone who formulated it thinks that it will actually come to pass. I think they did it to think a few moves ahead on the public relations chessboard. If they propose something which seems at least somewhat financially credible and feasible and possible even for Kroenke’s wallet, then when he inevitably turns it down and moves the Rams back to LA, all of the PR splatter will be on Kroenke’s face and not on the faces of St. Louis’s civic boosters. The latter know the time of day just like I do, but they wanted and I think found a way not to be blamed when it happens.

        • evilsandmich

          I’d heard that there’s no room anywhere in NIMBY-land for a stadium out there. The NFL wants a team in LA, but LA seems rather ambivalent about the whole thing. Saint Louis should call his bluff, and worst case scenario you’re left with one of the best teams in MLB, if you’re into that kind of thing.

          Anyway, preaching to the choir that taxpayer sponsored sports arenas are money losing black holes.

      • LexiconD1

        “Never gonna happen. No one wants an NFL team in LA. We get too many good games on TV without them.”
        My Mom

        Me…I could care less about any sports team. I never bothered going to any of my high school or college games, either. Heck, I found better things to do when they had rallies at my schools.

        • John Smith

          Same here. Never went to one Illini game – BFD.

        • Alexandra1973

          I love it when people watching the game say stuff like “We won!”

          Really. I didn’t realize you were actually playing!

          When I was in high school, I went to home games for only one reason–I was in the marching band.

    • TruthBeTold

      They’re priming us in Buffalo for a new downtown stadium. Our last one was built in the suburb when people were fleeing the demographic change in the city.

      I don’t care if they build a new stadium so long as the NFL and the millionaire/billionaire owners pay for it.

      • jim

        I agree, but I’m sure the taxpayers here in WNY will foot most of the bill…

  • Bryce Armstrong

    Just your typical pretensions intilectual slock you would expect from a run of the mill Liberal. The supposedly intelligent need to look down there noses at us common folk to feel appreciated especially when its something as Western as the Super Bowl. We might just as well bring on the Caliphate if this is the way its going g to be.

    • John Smith

      *Intellectual, schlock, their, it’s

    • Sick of it

      They need to punish professional sports players for crimes they commit (and disqualify teams that cheat). Sports players need to attend real classes and be graded like everyone else. Professional leagues need to recruit white people from this country (like they used to!). Pro salaries need to be lower. Otherwise I agree with you.

      • bilderbuster

        Bring back the Negro League.

    • me

      Negro-worshiping disguised as ‘sports’ is VERY common for ‘common folk’. That, and rap music. Bryce Armstrong, what’s the matter with you that you spend all of your hard-earned money, time, and energy on something that’s blatantly discriminatory towards your people? Why do you care about something so passionately that has NOTHING to do with you, yet enriches the self-declared enemies of you and your people? Jared Taylor has a message that’s more important than your pretentious comments about the ‘supposedly intelligent’ insult that you directed at him and/or his article. The Super Bowl isn’t ‘Western’/White anymore. It’s been hijacked by corporate greed and egalitarian, anti-White, anti-Western Leftist politics.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        You, Jared Taylor and rest of the members on this webiste are all pompous dime store intellectuals, spouting every trite , shopworn cliché all Ineffectual losers use to make themselves look superior (hint-spraying diarrhea all over our most beloved institutions). Everybody here wants to be seen as Populists, but nothing could be further from the truth, you’re just as bad of elitist snobs as anybody else I can name. Your supposedly against Cultural Marxism, but you share the virulent hatred of American Culture they do. If you don’t like our society today, wait until the Jihadist take over, maybe you’ll happy then.

        • DaveMed

          Untrue. There is a great deal of variety among the members of this site and community. Many, from all walks of life, agree with Jared Taylor.

          Furthermore, we do not deny that we hold 21st-century American “culture” in disgust. But that is not to say that we hate America. Give me 1950s-style America any day.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            You do realise the Super Bowl Predates the 21 Century right?

          • DaveMed

            That’s not the point. The atmosphere of Super Bowls in 21st-century America is the direct result of the “culture” of 21st-century America.

        • Alexandra1973

          We’re not the ones “spraying diarrhea” all over our most beloved institutions. We’re complaining about the ones who are.

        • me

          A bunch of Negroes running around in spandex, acting like a bunch of vainglorious nincompoops, while reaping millions of dollars from dummies, is hardly what I would call “American culture”. But, hey, if that’s the kind of thing that you like, then you have the American freedom to like it–just as I have the American freedom to tell you that Negro worship will get you nowhere in this life, son.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            And you see the attitude you cop?
            Have you ever considered the real reason you haven’t got the word out on race isn’t because of some mythical “Grand Jew Conspiracy” but because of your strident conceited air?
            And I’ll tell you the same thing I’d tell any “Libtard” if you don’t agree with our values or our way of life, LEAVE IT.

          • me

            And here, all this time, I thought it was because of the university brainwashing and mass-media psy-ops. Wow, I’m more powerful than I thought. Here’s some commas for you that you seem to be out of: ,,,,,,,

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Its always sombody else’s fault isn’t it? Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can make a difference, you can’t. I’m sure its all down to what is taught in University, considering that the vast major of American’s have attended one.

            (This is intended as sarcasm BTW).

    • evilsandmich

      I’m not a big fan of aloof criticisms like that either. I know lots of people who don’t watch football, etc. for their own well founded reasons, but they don’t pump up some big superiority complex about it.

      Anyway, the Super Bowl, for all it’s (many) faults is the last cultural event that all of American society is at least forced to acknowledge even if one does not watch it.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        The National Football League is a pillar in American Society and one of the few things that has remained (relatively) untouched in modern times. Could you imagine if the Multiculti’s shut it down, there would be a sh*storm of anger that they could do this to us.

  • TruthBeTold

    I must have been seven or eight when my father shocked me by explaining
    that not everyone who plays for the New York Yankees is from New York.
    “What?”

    I had a similar experience when I found out our city named team didn’t include people from our city. ‘How can they represent us if they aren’t us?’ It was only later when I learned the word ‘mercenary’ that I understood the concept. The funny thing is that none of the adults seemed to understand my question but I was given a plausible reason; larger cities would be at an advantage because they have more people to pick from .

    Still, it never made sense to me. And as an adult, it makes even less sense when an African plays on a French, German, or British soccer team.

    How can an African play as a German??? And why would a German accept such a thing?

    It boggles my mind that people accept this as de rigueur.

    • dmxinc

      As long as they win, that’s all the players and fans care about. It doesn’t matter to them where the players are from.

    • bilderbuster

      Why would a Germans accept such a thing?
      That’s the way “The Greatest Generation” wanted it and here we are.

  • latmijbinnen

    Though I agree with your overall sentiments; and while it’s certainly so that professional sports is one of the most destructive forces in today’s society, you won’t convince people not to like it.

    Even I, who’s fully aware of this destructive and perverted nature, generally like professional sports. Although I watch it very rarely, and I obviously won’t cheer like a little girl – as most men do – for something that is indeed fundamentally unimportant; and I’ll normally have a preference for White (dominated) sports, I can’t help but to like a good athletic contest.

    Therefore I think that the issue of professional sports in it’s current form, with all it’s highly destructive effects, can’t be effectively tackled on its own. Once we bring our societies (back) to normality, demographically and spiritually, sports will follow by itself.

  • As always Mr. Taylor nails it.

    >>>A lot of men say it’s sublimated warfare. Since men don’t get to work off excess testosterone by raiding enemy tribes anymore, they watch overpaid louts smash each other instead. How pitiful is that? You don’t satisfy your appetite for steak by watching someone else eat one. If a man really wants the thrill of combat he should get on the field himself.

    That’s why I prefer, and indeed enthusiastically participate with real combat sports like ARMA and HEMA.

  • Brady

    In 2009, during my second tour in Iraq, commander of US forces all US forces in theater General Odierno, gave an order suspending Pentagon General Order Number One’s prohibition on alcohol in a combat zone for 48 hours. For Christmas? Thanksgiving? No, Super Bowl Sunday. I believe that was the policy until the occupation ended nearly three years later.

  • The Verdict of History

    Make no mistake, this game had both ideological and racial overtones.

    I’m happy that Tom Brady Triumphed.

    The Seahawks were a Leftward team with a progressive fan-base. Their quarterback was a black, and their cornerback (Sherman) is considered a hero because he was called a “thug” last year.The media played up the fact that Marshawn Lynch came from a struggling background only to make it in the big league. The press fawned over these characters and ridiculed their cranky and stonewalling opponent, Belichick (old white male, which the liberal press is instinctively suspicious of).

    The Patriots, despite their New England (liberal) fanbase, appealed to ideological rightists because of their name (Patriots), and the unmistakably European appearance of their logo. One would expect a team whose star players are white to have more traditional appeal.

    • TruthBeTold

      I will admit to watching the last 10 minutes and I was rooting for Mr. Brady. I wanted the white guy to win.

      • bilderbuster

        I always want the mammal to win against the reptile too.

    • Aussie_Thinker

      Not to mention their very white offensive line

      • evilsandmich

        That’s not all that unusual. Players need to have a good Wonderlic score to be on the offensive line whereas the defense favors raw speed (although one may note that the best defensive linemen, JJ Watt, is not any way black either).

        I know Steve Sailer had noted in the past how white New England’s teams tend to be. One conspiracy is that since they perpetually pick last in the draft and have to buy sketchy free-agents that they rely heavily on the Wonderlic for finding players.

  • dd121

    Human’s seem to have an in-born tribalism that today manifests itself in professional sports. Most of us are members of one “granfalloon” or another, as Kurt Vonnegut described it in Cat’s Cradle.

    • John Smith

      Exactly what I was thinking of regarding sports fan self-affiliations.

  • B.A_2014

    If you want to play hurling or Gaelic football, you must play for your county and for no pay. The biggest sporting stars in Ireland are butchers, teachers, shopkeepers and civil servants. It is a source of great pride that these sports have survived for thousands of years.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    HallMark Channel had the Puppy bowl

    • Who Me?

      I saw the Kitten bowl on the Hallmark Channel, and the Puppy bowl on Animal Planet. The Kitten bowl was good, the puppy bowl was somewhat disappointing this year. Both were much better than any Superbowl. I won’t watch a bunch of over-paid, pampered, thuggish millionaires spend 4 hours playing a kid’s game. (Especially when most of them are blacks.)

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I did not watch the Superbowl. I was listening to the radio program at 7Pm on the White voice network. Good talks by pro white people and the host Joe Adams is pro white, but a bit of a stuffy character.

  • Caucasoid88

    Never cared about professional sports. I care about college sports though because I feel loyalty to my alma mater and want them to win, to bring more money to my university and make it better. That’s all. Professional sports is full of overpaid, dumb, childlike false idols.

    • IstvanIN

      College sports? Like we are really supposed to believe those ebonics-spouting morons are scholars? Or students? Or even pupils?

      • Realist

        Exactly.

  • B.E.L.

    That’s one of the great things about our country, we can like or dislike whatever we want and it’s okay. I for one, love football and even though my favorite team was not playing in the Super Bowl, I still enjoyed it.

    My entire family enjoys football, my adult children came over along with several other family members. We had food and drinks and laughed and cheered and had a great time. When it was over, we all hugged and said our goodbyes with smiles on our faces. I did not consider it a holiday, but it was entertaining and I really enjoyed the time with my family.

    Football is no more mindless entertainment than any other TV. And so, if someone enjoys it, let them be.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Nowadays, rather than religion, I think sports and television should be considered “the opiate of the masses.”

    • John Smith

      It can be enjoyed if you put it in the proper perspective of mindless fun, but the dumber people are, the more seriously they take it and the more it occupies their already limited intellectual capacity, blinding them to real issues.

    • Realist

      Stupid is as stupid does.

  • pcmustgo

    Or why it’s so hard to “connect” with so many fellow whites. Because most of them are pretty mediocre, head in the sand, dumbed down people.

    • Realist

      “Because most of them are pretty mediocre, head in the sand, dumbed down people.”
      One of the big reasons why Democracy doesn’t work.

  • Truthseeker

    I only watched bits of the Super Bowl because others in my family felt like they had to watch it. It would’ve been just fine with me if we’d had the TV off for the evening.

  • JohnEngelman

    I am glad others feel the same way I do about this.

    • LHathaway

      There have been studies suggesting sports don’t allow people to get over their aggression’s, they increase them. They indulge people’s aggression’s, perhaps. So many of these sports leave their childhood participants scared and debilitated for life. How can we afford to pay their lifetime medical bills? How can we afford to ignore their suffering . . .?

  • haroldcrews

    There is a small place for frivolous triviality in life; but only a very small place. Anything beyond that is disproportionate. A person who takes a disproportionate interest in the frivolous and trivial is most likely a trivial and frivolous person.

  • The more a man knows about professional sports the more I wonder about his judgment. The more a woman knows about professional sports the more I wonder if she’s a woman.

    I think my wife would love Mr. Taylor for this comment alone.

    • John Smith

      I disagree about the women, as I believe they do it to connect with men.

      • A perfect example of a case in point. Women have vaginas. Trust me when I tell you that men don’t need women to connect with them in any way beyond that point. We all have our own opinions and preferences, but there’s just something very unsexy and unappealing to me about a woman wrapping herself up in sports bravado and trying to prove that her machismo is just as potent as the next… guy. Some guys do like that stuff. I guess I’m just not one of them.

  • Pelayo

    I don’t like football but I do like soccer. I like to watch the world cup games and root for European teams. I rooted for the Spanish national team as Spain is my ancestral homeland and feel a connection with them. But this last world cup they lost so I rooted for the Germans instead.

    I remember a black man saying he doesn’t care about the Winter Olympics but roots for the Jamaican bobsled team “for obvious reason.” I figure I’ll just root for the European teams as a response..

  • Johnny

    Amen.

    • Ella

      I was amazed to see so many sports area in ancient Pompeii. You have to admit that the Romans had greater athletes than football players today, and gladiators had to battle out their enemies or beasts to survive.

  • Rhialto

    I played football in HS, and used to enjoy watching the pros play it. By the way, my HS team had great racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and social diversity, but this just reflected the school district. So it was not Liberal Diversity. When playing or practicing, we put aside our differences (and animosities) , and cooperated: Because we knew that teamwork wins football games. It was a great learning experience for me.

    I no longer follow football, pro or college. When a Thug Named Suh kicked a White player in the head, while the White player was flat on the ground, and the Thug only receiving a 4 game suspension, I became disgusted with pro football. Also the inane hype in the TV presentation of the game, was a big turn off for me.

    Today, I classify football with the Republican party: So yesterday!

    • evilsandmich

      The only thing I can take solace in with Suh is that his repeated thuggery has properly doomed his team repeatedly since he was always suspended for key games. But yeah, the whole “don’t beat yo’ woman” campaign from the NFL rings hollow while thugs like Suh play and murders like Ray Lewis do official game commentary. (I did notice that racist Warren Sapp’s broadcasting career may have finally come to a close).

  • Luca

    Who wants to watch ignoramuses get paid millions to bounce, catch or throw a ball?

    The real heroes in this world are doctors who save lives, especially children’s’ lives. They deserve the money. not these trained idiots.

    • John Smith

      And other applied scientists.

    • evilsandmich

      I like sports, but yeah, all that taxpayer money flushed on sports teams would be better put towards manned space missions. Some may argue that they’re pointless as well, but they’re a fair bit less pointless than just burning the money a heap.

  • TomIron361

    I played football and baseball as a boy, but after I left HS, I never played or watched boys games again.

  • Wow. Every where I go on the ‘alt -right’ today its nothing but status signalling and ‘too cool for the Super Bowl’.

    meh.

    • LeonNJ

      Different strokes for different folks I guess. I do enjoy football and baseball but I’m also a news and current events junkie and enjoy watching France 24. I think too many people (maybe on this site) label sports fans as nothing more than baboons who can’t spot Canada on a map. They’re wrong! We’re a very diversified people!

    • John Smith

      The Super Bowl is the concluding spectacle of a strategy designed to delude morons and prevent them from focusing on issues of actual importance.

      • ‘focusing on issues of actual importance’
        ERMAGHERD!! Blacks and liberals doing what they’ve always done! Point and splutter!
        I’ve been reading here for a couple years and I have to tell you, we’re in an echo chamber. This is entertainment just like sports.
        The anti-Super Bowl bandwagon is just alt-right hipster signalling.

        ‘I don’t like football, it too mainstream, I only watch [something ‘high brow’] because its not so commercial.’

        • DaveMed

          What does this have to do with the “alt-right”?

          Jared’s sentiments have little to do with politics, apart from the perfectly legitimate jab at the idea of Africans representing European countries.

          Many of us have had a distaste for brainless louts since before we became racial realists or WNs.

          I thought that Jared’s characterization of the kind of men who watch bikini contests was especially biting.

          • ‘Every where I go on the ‘alt -right’ today’
            It was an observation that the ‘alt-right’ sites all seem to be furiously signalling today.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          “I’ve been reading here for a couple years and I have to tell you, we’re
          in an echo chamber. This is entertainment just like sports.
          The anti-Super Bowl bandwagon is just alt-right hipster signalling.”

          Thank you for saying this. Nothing is as simple as it is made to be here and at related sites.

          • It is complicated. I think sites like this one are good gathering spots, especially for people living in the big, blue metro areas, they allow us to ‘let our hair down’.

        • Who Me?

          “Something highbrow”–right, the Kitten Bowl and the Puppy Bowl are SO very highbrow! LOL! Yep, that’s me, Mrs. Highbrow…..

          • Either you read my comment wrong or you’re saying you watched the Kitten and Puppy Bowls rather than the Super Bowl and so this discussion would not apply to you.

    • DaveMed

      Not too cool, perhaps, but very likely too intelligent.

      • muh high IQ!

        • DaveMed

          I don’t worship quantitative measures like IQ, but it’s pretty clear that there’s a significant relative difference in intelligence at play.

          • Between people who watch football and people who belittle them?

          • DaveMed

            No. Between people who are obsessed with professional athletes (and keep clogging up my FB newsfeed with “Let’s go Patriots!!!1!” and other inane trash) and those who realize that being a sports fanatic is childish.

          • Is it not childish to mount your podium to tell your audience how childish you think sports is?

          • DaveMed

            I haven’t seen any comments making the claim that sports are childish.

          • ‘So why do we pay grown men to play children’s games?’

            But I’ll edit:
            Is it not childish to mount your podium to tell us how far above the ‘soiled’ commoners you are and how you’ll be the only one at the museum implying that everybody else is too low brow?

          • DaveMed

            I did not interpret that as an expression of elitism; I think that he’s just very irked by the fact that this particular obsession is as widely worshiped as it is. If the Super Bowl were given as much airtime as that devoted to the local bowling championship, most of us would have few quarrels with it.

          • If bowling were as popular as football it would get the same treatment.

  • ejXinMI

    Sports, like sex, is participatory and not supposed to be spectated. I remain proud that the university I attended had a charter that specifically prohibited football. And that was the 2nd reason I selected it. I’ve never seen a Super Bowl.

  • ckmariner

    I also hate professional sports now. I watched them as a kid and that’s it.

    • John Smith

      The more blacks involved, the less I watch. I’ve never been a big sports TV viewer, but I can stomach hockey, rugby and auto racing (especially racing) and the lack of blacks involved is just another plus.

    • DaveMed

      I didn’t even understand the idea of being a sports “fan” (which is short for fanatic) when I was a child.

  • John Smith

    I tend to believe the ignorant can’t control their passions, be it sports or sex. Advertisers, media and govt. know this and use it against the populace. “Bread and circuses” is as true a figure of speech as it was in Roman times. The masses are appeased by appealing to their basest desires, not their (limited) intellects. In fact, if they have any intellect, it is short-circuited by such displays until issues of actual import with real bearing on their lives are forgotten. Rinse, lather and repeat with each new sport and its season, filled in with smattering of “reality” TV that features contrived conflicts and often scantily clad contestants to pick up any possible slack in the displays of idiocy.

  • BloodofAlbion75

    I agree wholeheartedly with Mr.Taylor’s excellent article.Surely,people can find more productive and worthwhile things to do with their lives than waste it watching a sport that is dominated by a bunch of worthless thugs in spandex chasing after a stupid leather ball .

    • Realist

      “Surely,people can find more productive and worthwhile things to do with their lives than waste it watching a sport that is dominated by a bunch of worthless thugs in spandex chasing after a stupid leather ball .”
      But they can’t…..that’s the problem.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Sports and sports arenas were created as part of a concise plan. Human beings have less and less control over their lives and destiny as automation and stronger heirarchies take over (mostly due to technology). This is the lack of autonomy that the unibomber wrote about. So adult sports were invented to distract the population. In this increasingly complex world, sports is something simple that the average person can understand. It’s also a place where they can feel like a winner through their team. I’m not sure why they don’t just play sports themselves rather than watching it. I find it all very boring. The only sport that I find of any interest to watch is mma. It does seem like the more simple a person is the more he is into sports. It’s really of interest to middle class working types rather than intellectuals.

    It’s sort of like religion. Your life sucks. Your a loser, at the bottom of the pecking order. You go to church where they tell you that you are special and you’ll get 21 virgins when you die and have something to look forward to. Along with this you can socialize with your neighbors and be entertained. Sports is an opiate for the masses in the same way, a sort of escape from reality.

    That’s really what I see in most people- denial. I tell them life sucks. They look at me as though I’m crazy. I say hey crime is everywhere. No its not, the world is a perfect place. Bridges collapse. They bury their head in the sand. I tell them “here is a way to improve your situation” they say their situation is just fine then cry themselves to sleep because they hate their life. When they get punched in the face and I say “here is a way not to get punched again” they say ‘no I guess I deserved to be beat.’ or maybe ‘I like to be punched in the face’. It seems like these people are incapable of dealing with their problems or competing in reality so they always want to bury themselves in a video game, or sports or drugs at all times. If they had their choice they would be having sex, getting drunk, getting high, playing video games, watching movies, or watching sports 100% of the time when they aren’t sleeping or going to the bathroom. They only pause to go to work or because their thumb has a blister on it or they ran out of money or got too hung over etc.

    I guess if you have no will power and no intelligence the only thing left to fill the void are simple things like drugs, sex and sports.

    • John Smith

      Remember the 1975 James Caan movie “Rollerball”? It was a contrived sport meant to keep the masses of a dystopian, authoritarian future in line and demonstrate the futility of individual effort.

  • Maximo Partagas

    I have stated this before on this forum, I cringe at the site of white men subjugating themselves to negroes by worshiping them via collegiate and professional sports. Whenever I see these guys wearing the jersey of a negro I can’t help but think they would gladly let their daughter or wife serve as a sex partner with the animal.

    • John Smith

      I read some articles years back about the seedy underbelly of NCAA sports and many of the boosters of a team would do exactly that, especially when trying to get a top minority pick to sign a letter of intent.

  • E7 sharp 9

    In a country that has given up on hope, ambition, and daring, the NFL, its games and Super Bowl, give a little respite to a world of tax slaves. Mr. Taylor entertains with tales of injustice towards European-Americans, but is he any different than the sports entertainers? He refuses to address the cause and opts to wring his hands and lament the symptoms of the hostility of an elite bent on White genocide. It ain’t the negroes Jared.

    • E7 sharp 9

      Jared doesn’t gladly suffer criticism. He prefers giving forum to race hate from some not-so-literate race baiters than meaningful dialog on the true enemy of white European peoples.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    I’d recommend golf for those turned off by the more traditional team sports. It represents much of the best of Western, and more specifically Anglo, cultural tradition and history.

  • Aussie_Thinker

    This is a very flawed idea, in terms of how professional sport is for brainless saps.

    Did the Romans watch Gladiators? Did the Greeks watch wrestling?

    Many people do get a testosterone hit, because NFL is a rough sport. Not every man can do that, and certainly not every man can play at that level.

    I like watching the UFC, not just for the brutality, but also for their incredible technique and abilitly. Edit: That’s also why I like watching Powerlifting and Strongman. I don’t have any attachment to those performing the feats, but it is insane what they can do.

    Why watch a small school play when you can go see professionals perform Shakespeare? Because they are BETTER.

    This is all not to say that I agree with the fame and fortune sports players gather, just like actors. But that’s the nature of the beast when only a few people entertain millions.

    • Tarczan

      Crossfit is interesting to watch, because the athletes are so unbelievably strong and well conditioned. It has to be the worst sport one could choose for lifetime fitness, however. They had a guy die here in the Cleveland area doing the workout of the day. They were supposed to do up-down handstands against a wall to exhaustion. his arms collapsed and he broke his neck. Everything they do seems like a torture test for joints.

      • Aussie_Thinker

        Cross fit is pretty interesting to watch. Some of their excersizes are incredibly stupid though, with terrible form that can cause massive injury.

  • DaveMed

    I’ve had many of the same thoughts.

    Excellent as always, Jared.

  • Tarczan

    My theory is that peoples support of sport teams goes back to our hunter gatherer past. For tens of thousands of years tribal bands would hunt for animals by sending out hunting parties to secure game. The survival of the small tribe literally depended on the success of the hunters. Over time an elaborate system of support for these hunters evolved. Eventually this became hardwired and encoded in our DNA. They would “cheer” for their hunter team as if their lives depended on it, which it did.

    Watch any crowd at a sporting event and the people are caught in prayer at decisive moments in the game. They look like their lives depend on their teams success, which their genes are telling them it does.There is no way one can crowd watch at a major sporting event and not conclude that something is going on that is out of control of the spectators.

    This theory has also been advanced by an anthropologist from the University of South Florida, I think.

    I posted this on the original article comments. Let me add that another way to look at it is that sports short-circuit mans’ tribal instincts.

  • ZB01

    Refreshing article to read. Go figure this non-sequitur: There are people who actually call in to question a man’s manliness if he is disinterested in sports. It makes no sense, but neither does the constant adulation of sports figures. So, if you don’t worship blacks in tights or throwing a ball through a net, you’re not a “real man”? Please…spare me.

    Sports figures —and actors —are generally the most shallow, vacuous people in American society.

    • evilsandmich

      Most guys that I know who aren’t into sports just have other things to occupy their time, usually something career or family related (though video games play a part as well). They actually make me feel like I’m wasting my time, which I am, but, eh, I was going to waste it doing something worthless anyway 😉

  • Giovanni704

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: A real sport would mirror competition in real life.Consequently, any sport where blacks collectively dominate is not a real sport.

    • evilsandmich

      Maybe some stadium can build a roofless Walmart on the pitch and we can have looting competitions; the racial makeup of the champs may be interesting (or not).

  • Alexandra1973

    My pastor cancelled Sunday evening services, and he was sure to add, “And it’s not because of the Superbowl!” LOL

    The reason was because of the weather. It was a good call (pun intended) because that same night there was a level 2 snow emergency.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    If only more of these intensely, fanatical White fans worshiping a sport with an 85% black player base cared more about the genocide being waged against their race.

    • DaveMed

      If caring about the decline of our people gave them an excuse to guzzle cheap beer and stuff their faces with greasy food, they would do so.

    • Not necessarily, along with lower IQ comes a diminished tendency to exercise. Thus while this may reflect the genotype, the actual phenotype may be much fatter.

  • Robert Smith

    Football is a great game. I used to watch it before it became ghetto. I can’t stand to watch the dishonor, taunting of opponents, trash talking, show boating, etc. I did watch the white guys get it done last night. The Seattle Afros were celebrating their victory after taking a 10 point lead with much game left. I understand Jared’s sentiments entirely. I do not watch the NFL usually. Sports in their correct place are fine, but Jared is absolutely correct that our priorities are way out of line.

    • evilsandmich

      our priorities are way out of line

      I would argue that sports are small part of that. Mr. Taylor, I am suspecting, hasn’t taken in any E! TV to know just how far the train has derailed. At least the pro-sports train cars are still on the track, even if they are listing to one side.

  • All the super bowl is are two teams of Negroes running around with a football. Seriously, professional sports has done more for black egos than anything else. Why should us Whites care about it? It is like society is telling us to care about something because so many blacks participate in it.

  • IstvanIN

    Sports are fine. Great for kids. Fun for adults who want to play a pick-up game or in an adult league. Watch your kids or grandkids play (3 to 5 year olds are a hoot). Otherwise I agree with Mr. Taylor. An illiterate, frequently criminal black who contributes nothing of value to society gets paid 10s of millions of dollars and everyone is okie-dokie with that. But should a doctor make a 200k a year, my goodness, we need price controls.

    As proof of how useless pro-football is watch the video of the shenanigans by the black Seahawks towards the end of the game.

    I do occasionally watch golf. Some of those shots are amazing. Golfers must have an innate sense of physics or something.

    • DaveMed

      I would be interested in seeing that, but don’t have time to search for it (since I don’t know the incident to which you refer). Is there a phrase I can google to watch what you’ve mentioned?

      • IstvanIN

        Youtube Super bowl fight

        • DaveMed

          Ah. Hard to tell from the video who started it, but I will say that it seemed no different from your garden-variety pack of over-excited yoofs.

      • MekongDelta69

        Drudge – upper left. Now, before it gets over-written.

        • DaveMed

          Oh, boy. In a sane world, these individuals would certainly not be paid anything more than minimum wage.

          • Speedy Steve

            In a sane world they’d have been much happier in Africa where they could keep a small garden and some hens.

  • Zimriel

    Since I’m a hypocrite, I didn’t watch the game but I did hang out at a blog where people WERE watching the game and posting comments.

    I was doing other stuff that weekend and, well, sometimes I wanted a break into fantasy.

  • Augustus3709

    Professional spectator sports are a “safe” expression of and outlet for what we may call biological tribalism.

    Instead of rooting for your race, or your nation, or tribe, you root for your “team”.

    Sports could be summarized as a type of tribal pornography.

    It activates something deep within the brain. For a third party observer, it does look ridiculous. “Why don’t you show this much enthusiasm for really important things?”

    If we look back in time, deep in the evolutionary brain, “winning the game” probably reverberates the mentality of a successful hunt, or the defeat of rivals; in other words: Survival.

    Success is cause for celebration, but in the realm of sports, it’s just a game.

    We should work on channeling this energy to real things such as survival of our culture and people.

    • DaveMed

      The question is, why is it not obvious that people’s “home teams” are (as Jared points out) nothing more than a bunch of random guys from around the country who would as soon play for a state halfway across the country (if the contract were more lucrative)?

      Why are people so stupid that they devote so much loyalty to people who couldn’t care less?

      • Augustus3709

        Yeah, I never really thought about that to be honest. It’s “professional” sports, therefore people can bid for contracts and move around, etc.

        So the alternative would be, only people from a specific city could play for that team? That would be unfair to smaller cities with fewer people to choose from. (This does occur in the Olympics where larger nations can field more athletes).

        It boils down to business though. Team owners settle in a profitable market and collect money from willing patrons.

        Professional sports all sell the same product: Hope.

        The fans want to be able to say those magic words: “we won.”

        • evilsandmich

          Well to be fair, communities are interested in winning, not performing some sort of screwball social experiment.

  • Jo

    ”So why do we pay grown men to play children’s games? Why do people bother with professional sports?”

    Is supporting football or other sports an unconscious instinctual expression of survival experienced through players since it isn’t socially or legally acceptable to hunt every day, fight enemies, or partake in gladiator and lion jousts? Spectator sports are old and based on one side winning. It’s been popular much too long to deny there isn’t something driving it.

    Since it isn’t intellectual, Jared, you find professional football disgusting, but most aren’t nearly as intelligent as you. You might prefer a game such as chess, but there still is a winner and loser. My disgust is not the game, it’s the number of blacks that displaced White players and that White fans are expressing their instinctual nature through black players.

    Oh, and I am one who likes to watch the ads, not the game. Most lack in creativity and morality, but this year the tone was different for some companies. Always favorites are Budweiser’s Clydesdales and dogs. This year…”Lost Dog.” Why? Because they cause me to smile when little does these days.

    Thought the mostly White, Dads ads, by Dove and Toyota, sent an important message to this ‘sick’ country.

    • Speedy Steve

      As more negroes get into the NFL, there has been a huge increase in off-field problems. And there are more penalties for stupid fouls such as taunting, and unsportsmanlike conduct. I really miss dumb jocks who’d open up a car dealership after retiring at age 35.

    • evilsandmich

      I do like how European basketball players seem to be pushing back in the NBA and keeping it from being completely ghettoball (not saying that sport is my bag or anything, just find that part interesting).

  • Michelle

    No. I disagree with you entirely. I don’t care for the Patriots, but watching Brady throw, naturally and easily, really, as if it was no big deal, so smoothly and gracefully, was a joy and a delight. It was akin to watching great dancing. There is a primal satisfaction to watching feats of great athleticism. Some people love it. I am one of them. As for the halftime show, what is not to love about lovely ladies, dancing sharks and beach ball motif bras. Seriously, get over yourselves and live a little!

  • shatwood

    I love football and I love the Super Bowl.

    No apologies.

    • Magician

      I love the halftime show

  • Hammerheart

    The only sport I played in college was wrestling. I admired the primordial man vs man aspect of the sport. Or I’m a closet homosexuality. Who knows?

  • Speedy Steve

    I once read that billionaire team owners bully city politicians to build stadiums by floating bonds ( which eventually turn into tax hikes), so they can rent out luxury suites to millionaires in order for them to watch bought and sold wife-bashing thugs beat out each others’ brains to amuse the TV watching public. I missed the kick-off because I was in the back yard sipping Campari and listening to Vivaldi’s concerto in D for violin and flute. I did tune in a radio to hear the end. It was rigged.

    • evilsandmich

      It was rigged.

      There is so much gambling associated with the NFL in particular that this a constant “joke”. Especially with a result like that, even the most naive among us probably had that thought. Except for horse racing, I’m hard pressed to think of a sport that openly talks about the spread so much.

  • Evette Coutier

    Dear Jared, sports are an extension of the Freudian defense mechanism of identification. Many people feel the need to identify with something greater than themselves to vicariously feel self-worth through the achievements of others.

  • De Doc

    Sport is one aspect of competition. All human cultures have some form of it. I accept it as part of being human. Having played football and participated in wrestling (non-professionally of course), I know the thrill of besting an opponent. Spectator sports are all about the money, so I don’t get too caught up in the hooplah, but I enjoy watching. On the other hand I don’t set my clock by these events either.

  • throttler

    Any excuse for drinking and partying would be my guess.

  • El Baga Doucha Libtard

    Jared Taylor mentioned The University of Alabama!

    Roll Tide!

  • JohnEngelman

    If George Foreman had defeated Mike Tyson in the boxing ring it would have made my day for a year. I do not care about ball games though.

  • JohnEngelman

    If the Redskins were in the Superbowl I would have wanted them to win simply because they have kept their name.

  • Aussie_Thinker

    He may have been mostly talking about that, but he peppered it with the ignorant comments I was arguing against.

    As has been brought up many times in alt-right circles, sport has become an outlet for patriotism and pride that many have been forced to repress. Taylor brings up no new points, and will only make more enemies with this. I don’t disagree with him on all the points, many do seem quite prudent. But examined closely, there are reasons other than ‘fans don’t have a brain’.

  • I tend to have a similar view about football (soccer) in Britain.

    Maybe it is because I have never been a fan, but since being awakened to nationalism it can be pretty exasperating at how much time, money, effort, thought etc goes into the industry – for that is what it is, an industry.

    Furthermore, I have often sighed that tens of thousands of British fans can champion foreign players in their city’s team and, not only that, but in some cases fight on the streets and in the grounds against rival team supporters that live a mere 20 miles down the road, battering each other, faces screwed up with anger and other emotions……whilst all the while some 50,000 or more Africans are piling into the country, us being invaded in slow motion.

    Like Jared, I can’t really understand it. If you like it fair enough, but it has never been for me and never really will be.

    • DaveMed

      Exactly.

  • antiquesunlight

    I’m more or less in line with Jared here. I do enjoy combat sports and figure skating, though. Fighting is just so primal; I can’t help but be interested in it. Figure skating is art.

  • candide

    On sports Jared Taylor is a man after my own heart! I have never understood the obsession with sports of the American male. I have always suspected several things: first, there is something homoerotic about watching sports figures play ball; secondly, the reason males talk about sports is to avoid any real meaningful contact with one another, something fearful. Thus sex lies at the heart of the matter.

    • Herman

      To candide
      In our P.C. world talking about sports is a safe topic. Especially at work.

  • Herman

    White men paying to make black athletes millionaires.

    And the black men turn around and use the money and prestige to pick up white women.

    • Sisu

      Negro Felon League

  • anony

    As you know, the Smithsonian is a very large place occupying multiple buildings.

  • Alexandra1973

    If the rapture hit I wouldn’t be posting here. 🙂

    (I’d be enjoying myself while the world literally goes to hell in a handbasket. Think it’s bad now….)

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Screaming and cheering for a bunch of overpaid strangers who have no loyalty to their team but for the current size of their pay packet.

    I’ve never really understood it. I suppose it’s some sort of tribal thing.

  • The Dude

    This account by Jared Taylor reminds of that of Charles Dickens describing his disgust with his fellow Englishmen during a public execution, cheering en masse and primitively howling with laughter and triumph watching a man gasping for breath for minutes with a rope around his neck.

    As someone who has never enjoyed one bit of any sports game, action movie, shooting for the sake of shooting, and every other instinctive expression deemed too basic and irrational, I can understand where the revulsion is coming from. But what are you going do! It appears that the masses and the plebs need that kind of venting. And the masses are a majority. You have to give it to them. I have steam-venters of my own. Some give in to their instincts more readily than others, and there isn’t much that can be done about it, except age.

    And this passion with sports seems to cross races and cultures. From England to Germany to Serbia, hooliganism is still alive and well. And google “2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot”.

    • evilsandmich

      Charles Dickens describing his disgust with his fellow Englishmen during a public execution

      Dickens’ jackassery high-mindedness did his nation no favor in that regard.

      • The Dude

        I don’t think he was repulsed by his fellow Englishmen because they were English, i.e. as an ethnic group, but rather by those of them who engaged in certain behaviors, probably those of the lower classes of society. Keep in mind that England was a much more classist society then than it is today.

        Likewise, and by extension, I wasn’t suggesting Jared Taylor looks down upon Americans, but rather on certain behavior as well.

  • evilsandmich

    People who can’t name the last 10 presidents can proudly tell you who won the last 10 Super Bowls.

    I actually don’t know anyone who can do that. The people I watch the Super Bowl with can’t even remember who won last year. I consider myself somewhat of an enthusiast and I can rarely remember who won the year before that (and I certainly can’t name who lost). It helps keep the game in perspective since it’s consumed and forgotten like a bland twinkie.

    Winning football games is much more important than running the university.


    With the way American universities are run, that isn’t too surprising, alas.

  • Herman

    The funny part is the NFL rosters turn over so quickly we are just cheering for laundry (as Jerry Seinfeld would say).

    The Dallas Cowboys are supposedly “America’s team”.

    How many Cowboys can you name?

    • Um, John Wayne? Also Ben Cartwright from the series “Cowhide” or maybe it was “Rawhide”. There I just named 2 of ’em! You’d never guess but I really never watch professional sports.

  • WR_the_realist

    Like my father before me I’m entirely lacking the sports fanatic gene that usually hitches a ride on the Y chromosome. So I again find I have something in common with Jared Taylor.

  • Itooktheredpill

    I have always enjoyed playing sports and physical activity/fitness. I plan on lifting weights until I die. It definitely has its positive sides. However I have never been into watching sports religiously.

    But hey the sheeple need their opiates. Nothing like cracking open a beer, watching the jets fly over and singing God Bless America convinced your invincible while your country dies before your eyes. MERICA

  • MrGJG

    As much as I despise the clown antics of many of the blacks in today’s sports, I’m always a little suspect of any man who doesn’t know the difference between a field goal and a free throw.
    There just seems to be something almost anti-American about somebody who despises American sports. How could any proud white American not have been proud to see the majority White Patriots outsmart and outplay those thugs from Seattle?

  • slobotnavich

    While I don’t fully agree with Jared on his view of professional sports, there’s something vaguely disquieting and perhaps even infantile about a society that can obsess over them to the extent that we do. When I lived in Central America a lifetime ago I remember how El Salvador and (I think) Guatemala actually went to war over the outcome of a soccer championship. As I recall, they ran out of ammunition after a couple of days and had to call the thing off – everybody then went home, their sense of honor upheld. The Guatemalans flew P-51s and the Hondurans F4-U Corsairs, I believe the last conflict in history involving piston-powered fighters anywhere in the world. While I don’t think the USA is quite so fanatical about sports, there’s something vaguely disquieting about a supposedly advanced and civilized country so passionately obsessing over a professional sporting event.

  • Dave West

    I enjoy watching sports, I just find it frustrating when whites fail to see what immature idiots a lot of black players (even some white and hispanic) really are.

    For example, last week my 24 year old half brother and his friends were talking about how funny and cool it was that professional thug Marshawyn Lynch refuses to talk to the media under any circumstances. Here we have white boys thinking some low iq irrational thug is cool.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    The allure of sports is simple: it allows people to invest total passion, with no real-world consequence.
    Is it overblown and ridiculous? Yes. Is it a bunch of overpaid dweebs playing games? Yes. So what? It’s entertainment, nothing more. It doesn’t need to change anything, settle anything, or even mean anything.

    So with all due respect Mr. Taylor, I love your site, but I really don’t care whether or not you like sports.

  • DaveMed

    It seems that a lot of posters missed the forest for the trees in this piece.

    At its core, it’s not really about sports.

  • De_Selby9

    Ehhh gonna have to disagree with Jared here (and apparently the lot of AmRenners). I love professional sports (at least some of them). There was a time when I was all too proud, strutting around speaking contemptuously of sport and its dimwitted fans, but there’s another level to it that shouldn’t be beyond comprehension to discerning people. Yes, plenty of sports fans are thick and invest far too much of their energy into sports. The same can be said of plenty of other activities and fields of entertainment. Sporting events – and the spectacles that orbit them – have a long, robust tradition in the West, dating back to the Olympic, Pythian, Corinthian and Isthmian games.

    Obviously, it’s easy for AmRenners to racialize professional sports and internalize them as bearing out predictable racial trends, but hopefully people also notice that it’s a competitive, aggressive, willful spirit that is conspicuously lacking in European peoples nowadays. The whole “athletics are dumb, intelligence is the only important thing” mantra is absolutely naive; intelligence unmarried to any larger purpose or drive is good for conversation – and not much more. On that basis, I think the cultivation a more competitive, combative and resolute mindset is something of great value for Westerners. Moreover, it is those who claim that athletic competition and physical contest are pointless endeavors who bear the burden of proof, because professional sports, though surely imperfect, serve self-evident business, entertainment, psychological and spiritual purposes. So think I, at least.

    • DaveMed

      Good post. However, there is a distinction between having a healthy respect for athleticism/physical prowess and adopting boorish behaviors and slavish devotion to professional athletes.

      • De_Selby9

        Yeah I agree. And to the extent that Jared is indicting the vulgar culture that crystallizes around the Super Bowl itself, I also largely agree. It’s where he indicts professional sports themselves – and with the multitude of comments where readers try to one-up each other as to how much disdain they have for athletics – that I think it veers off into silliness.

        It is surely a very, very recent phenomenon (probably brought on by advances in medicine and wider distribution of wealth) for people to think that physical activity, coordination and competitive drive are inconsequential or undesirable attributes. These people should consider themselves exceptionally weird if they’re perfectly happy living in a civilization populated by clever, wilted hunchbacks who have virtually zero native fitness and only exist because there is a prosthetic environment to prop them up and mask their debilities.

        Slavish devotion to pro athletes is obviously a poor use of one’s time and energy, but it seems sort of obvious to me that desirable traits (of all kinds) are bound to be stretched beyond their extremes by some members of society. Yes, intelligence is incredibly valuable; however, being a gawky, withdrawn, poorly socialized computer geek or an effete, stammering librarian always buried in books shouldn’t really be coveted status either. The fact that there isn’t really a fan culture committed to the latter archetypes is none too surprising because they are not natively high-fitness roles. Striving for the proliferation of well-rounded individuals and rewarding productive, high-fitness traits of all kinds (intelligence, health, physical prowess, sociability, empathy, emotional stability, etc.) shouldn’t be controversial.

        Anyway, I’ll shut up now…not sure you were interested in any of that lol…

        • DaveMed

          Oh, I assure you that I was! And I am in strong agreement – I go to the gym 4-5x/week, and cannot imagine ending this lifestyle.

          Mens sana in corpore sano, right?

  • Bill Moore

    Hello,

    I’ve mentioned my opinions to folks and met with anger.

    Football “fans” are a fan of drinking beer and watching television. If they were actually a fan of football (or baseball or soccer of others) they would grab a football, meet up with some friends or children, and go outside and throw a ball around.

    Instead, they sit on their butt, drink beer, and watch someone else throw a ball around. I just don’t get it.

    Also, I mentioned that the Pittsburgh PA football (and baseball, hockey, etc) teams consist of no Pittsburgh PA residents. How does that “represent” Pittsburgh PA? I then get a blank look, and they seem to actually think that members of the teams are from Pittsburgh PA.

    I just don’t get it. And when I laugh at them, they get angry

    Bill Moore

  • Transpower

    Stadiums should not be paid for by taxpayers, but by the teams and players. I think both athletes and actors are over-rated in this society, whereas mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and managers are under-rated.

  • Nancy

    “I began to wonder if the Rapture had happened…”

    Don’t worry, Mr. Taylor…I put in a good word for you every single day.

    “You don’t satisfy your appetite for steak by watching someone else eat one.”

    LOVE that line. Will use it in the future.

    Down South, college ball is a far bigger deal than pro ball, for the very reasons he described. I can tell if the Razorbacks won or lost based on my husband’s mood the next day. There’s even a complicated “rooting system” involved, where he has to root for the team that beat his team, or that other team who might beat his team next week, or something like that. I never quite understood it. Sounds too much like Algebra to me.

    At our former church, the executive pastor would cancel Sunday night service on the night of the Superbowl. Some years, he hosted a viewing party at the church that night instead. Other church leaders were critical of his decision, as most churches need the revenue that comes in for every single service to keep their lights on and their water running. Instead, he simply asked for extra tithe the following Sunday. Personally, I would’ve liked there to be a regular service that night: the morning services are too crowded, and I like sleeping in. If I wanted to watch football, I could stay home.

  • Fifty-nine

    Hooray for this! I was starting to think that I was the only person thinking that professional sports are a complete waste of time and the annual billions spent.

  • And they won’t let up, even though the Super Bowl is over and three days in the past. Today, the low information undertow is buzzing over something called “national signing day,” basically, a bunch of mostly black 17 and 18 year olds that play hyskoo footzball telling us where they’re going to go play college footzball. Of course ESPN (“TMZ for men”) is making a big production out of it.

  • jartaylor

    I’m glad you liked the article. It’s a little late to turn it into a video, but maybe next year. I won’t like next year’s Superbowl any better than this year’s.

  • refocus

    Bravo Jared Taylor !

    Nothing is so colossally, magnificently unimportant as professional
    sports. …. And yet the happiness of millions
    hangs in the balance. There are fully grown adults who seem to care more
    about a game than the results of a biopsy.

    They certainly care more about the sports on TV than they do the country and Race.

    Just recently a college coach of the year, during a TV interview said this, “Yes it feels great to be coach of the year. I just followed the script and look at what happened.”

  • listenupbub

    The only sport I care about is golf, because I play it and I learn a little when I watch. Also, I can usually like the players I am watching, and not have to wonder if they are shooting people and beating their women between events, as many NFL and NBA players have done.