Let there be War
And there will be…
The best of the best step out onto the field, clad in their armour and uniforms, some carrying their weapons of choice. Staring their enemy in the eyes they know that this battle for supremacy could be won by either side.
The crowds cheer with excitement as they wait for the onslaught. Let the games begin…
Sport is our modern way of safely waging war. I firmly believe that sport has somewhat curbed man’s enthusiasm and thirst for blood.
Millions of rands (or dollars, euro’s, pounds, etc) are spent on all types of sporting events and the top players are paid vast amounts of money to play for their teams and their countries. Their only responsibility is to play well and to bring victory to their teams.
As a sports fan, I know what it feels like to get caught in the excitement of a game. I will yell and scream at my team, cheering them on. Praising them when they succeed and wanting to cry when they don’t.
It’s the thrilling nail-biting moments that can make it all worth while. Millions (if not billions) of people all around the world feel the same way.
Sport can bring strangers together in celebration or despair. It is no doubt a powerful and driving force. The 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa alone proved how sport can bring an entire nation together.
If we did not have sport, where would all this powerful energy go? The same place it was before sport became such a huge phenomenon… WAR!
Human beings have a naturally strong competitive energy, to be the best and to dominate over others. In the past the more countries and people a leader and his or her nation could dominate over, the more powerful they were.
Sport has in its own way saved lives, and countries, and it will continue to do so for years to come. If you don’t happen to be a fan of sports but have a partner who is, don’t get frustrated or upset with your partner (unless for a very valid reason) and keep in mind that by allowing him or her to watch sport and yell and scream at the television you are helping to make the world a better and safer place for generations to come.
First published 18 November 2011 http://ggclothing.blogspot.com/