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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:28 AM

Video Gaming vs. Professional Sports on TV 
 
A common complaint I hear from parents is that their kids spend too much time in front of a PC or their smartphones playing video or computer games. I agree. But it dawns on me that many parents are being hypocritical. I mean, if you are the parent and you are a big TV watcher or you watch pro sports, and actually care about who wins that pro sports game, then you might not be any better than your kid who plays video games. I think computer and video games are a total waste of time.
 
I think professional sports are a total waste of time. I know anything on TV is a waste of time… Hand held games are this generation’s “TV.”
 
An even bigger waste of time is politics, where “kabuki theater” and sports are combined to steal trillions from productive citizens. 
 
 
 

 


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:27 AM

Peak NFL? 

 

Check Out Jerry Jones’ New, $250 Million Luxury Mega Yacht      https://www.zerohedg...xury-mega-yacht

 

Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ billionaire owner, purchased a 109m/357ft superyacht, named after his wife, called the Bravo Eugenia, sources confirmed to NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs.

 

The $250 million vessel, built last year by Netherlands-based Oceanco, can sleep 14 people and is managed by a crew of about two dozen, according to SuperYacht Times

 

Jones, 76, has a net worth of about $7 billion. The Cowboys are considered one of the most valuable sports franchise in the world at $4.8 billion. Jones purchased the team in 1989 for $150 million, a 46x on the initial investment.


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