….aaaaaaaaaaaaand I just lost it:
"Noam Chomsky could not be reached for comment (because we didn’t try), but would most likely support Moffit’s decision. The linguist/anarchist has talked in the past about the role sports play in manufacturing consent in society. Back in 1992, Chomsky noted that sports fandom is:
…a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority, and group cohesion behind leadership elements — in fact, it’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports. I think if you look closely at these things, I think, typically, they do have functions, and that’s why energy is devoted to supporting them and creating a basis for them and advertisers are willing to pay for them and so on.
I think I’m going to throw in my fantasy football towel as well. Not because of the injured plight of Rodgers, Foster and White but because, you know, Noam Chompsky.
-PASS ‘N TDS