just-shower-thoughts:

We heavily question the damage that is done from marijuana use to an adolescent’s brain, but then romanticize a sport where they run head first into each other and act surprised that it “may” cause damage to the brain.

alisfranklin:

Like. Super unhealthy. This article deals with female athletes–and, specifically, the so-called “female athlete triad” of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis–but the dudes don’t have it much better, either physically or mentally. Most modern hyper-elite athlete training is, not to put too fine a point on it, about trying to keep athletes alive and functional between competitions.

Elite athletes are unhealthy.

bogleech:

bogleech:

I think I’m just gonna go back to my “sports are mostly for assholes” teenage nerd attitude after literally thousands of sports fans just destroyed part of a major city because they liked how That Ball Get Kick Good. Not even gonna get into the fact that police broke out more violent tactics against completely peaceful protests (except I just did) or the president’s recent words tying sports into patriotism and even military loyalty (JESUS) or the billions of dollars that get sunk into Ball Get Kicked instead of science or medicine or people in need.

The “industry” surrounding sports needs to die. Sports should be something kids and friends do to relax not a miniature intranational war.

why does this have 2000 notes on it all the sudden? I’m not even going to look at them. I don’t care about footly balls discourse.

I already got messages like “there are bad people in every fandom” but I really don’t recall huge crowds of people breaking windows and setting cars on fire because a new Harry’s Potter came out.

madddscience:

profmel:

flatsound:

apparently there’s an important episode of football on this weekend

Yes, the football fandom is going nuts. Lots of cosplaying going on. Tickets to the con are outrageous, though.

It’s the season finale.