Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
benpeek

  • Music:

Observation #4

Sport is nothing more than the titanic clash of name brands.

You could take away team names like the Parramatta Eels, the Green Bay Packers, and Manchester United, and replace them with Nike, Coke, and Shell, and the games would remain the same. Men and women would still cheer their players. Given enough time, they would forget that the team had been called Manchester, and walk around with shirts proudly proclaiming their allegiance to Nike.

It's the history of the brand, they would tell you, that makes this aspect of the game most exciting. Of course you would frown. You don't understand.
Subscribe

  • John Clute on Steampunk: Revolution, edited by Ann Vandermeer.

    John Clute wrote about Steampunk III: Revolutions on Strange Horizons and my story, 'Possession', gets a nice mention: Some of the stories…

  • Sirius Reviews

    Here's a pair of responses from Locus and Tangent Online. The first is Lois Tilton: Contamination. A human colony on a planet gifted to them by…

  • Above/Below in Locus

    A review of Above/Below appeared in Locus by Rich Horton: Also worth a look is the linked set of novellas, ‘‘Above’’ by Stephanie Campisi and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments