CR writes brilliantly on the relationship between classes in sports fandom. Elites and proles in NYC have a good relationship- New York is the pyramidal civilization, the home of the New Deal system or the blue social model. This is true to some extent throughout the Northeast, where sports fandom is the strongest. But even here the elites tire of proles and kick them to the curb. In the end the elite is always hostile.


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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  1. Heil Hizzle Mein Nizzle says:

    Well, apparently now not only is crying allowed in baseball, but there is now also sushi. Disgraceful.

    I think the prole sports energy is shifting to UFC. Blue collar whites want to like boxing (like their grandfathers did in the day of the Gillette Cavalcade), but it’s hard when the only white guys in the top ten come from Kazakhstan or Belarus. Meanwhile, in UFC you can still watch American white men reach for the Teutonic ideal in a squared circle (or at least an octagon).

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