Monday, December 18, 2006

NBA Brawl- Knicks and Nuggets on Sat

NBA Brawl - Caught this on CNN last night and finally found the article on it. 10 players got ejected. Was never a fan of Knicks or the Nuggets but the article struck me that well, sports is sometimes not just a sport for some people. We have a history of violence and big fights stemming from sports events- Tyson vs Holyfield, Zidane vs Materazzi, Monica Seles stabbings by a Graf fan, Pacers and Pistons in the 2004 brawl, Inter and AC Milan 2005 Champion's league quarterfinal flare attack, the list goes on....Sports violence is very much there. On the other hand, certainly the passion and the desire to win is commendable. Quote from George Orwell: "Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting."

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