Sports Revelation

Cast Your Vote

Your actions matter! Your actions actually shape the society in which we live. I saw this quote the other day and it struck me as a great summary of what we have been espousing here at Sports Revelation.

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe, O Magazine, June 2003”

For the record I do not read O Magazine….often.

In Ms. Lappe’s case, she is often talking about local and sustainable food – a movement that has taken off, and our society is better for it. I am quickly becoming a fan of her philosophy. So, I wonder why nobody is talking about a sustainable sports culture?

As Jon Wilson says, (he is the other guy who writes stuff on this site) “Do you want to drink a case of Natty Light or enjoy a few craft beers?” That actually sums up our stance on sports. Do you want to watch a premier match-up with Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson, or are you spending extra time and money to drink your Natty Light whiling burning your entire Sunday afternoon watching every touchdown on NFL Redzone? Unfortunately, Natty Light and Redzone Sundays rule in Merica. However, instead of running out to buy stock in these companies, I for one will do my best to enjoy sports responsibly. Granted I will start slow. I will watch the Steelers… when it does not interfere with more important matters such as taking care of my family. I absolutely will not pay extra to watch them. My life will go on if I miss one game. When I do enjoy a game, I will savor it like a limited edition IPA or a vintage Cabernet. If you are the case of Natty light type, you might be a lifetime college student (or just the town drunk), but don’t worry keep reading and we can help you graduate. In fact, we all need to work towards our PhD. in sports moderation. votingpic

Our actions do matter. We can create more Johnny Football types or we can cast a vote for those fine vintage athletes such as Manning, Jeter, and Duncan.

Small steps to Enjoy Sports Responsibly





  1. Trey

    July 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I might have to get both a case of Natty and some craft beers. What does that make me…haha? I see your point about making sports to much of a priority in our lives, however I think it is completely alright to have a relaxing day with the boys and enjoy a few. Work and life is stressful enough and sometimes getting away from that for a few hours might be beneficial. I personally use sports to lower my stress level. Whether it is a stressful day or a long week, sports help me relax. Can I miss a game or two?….Yes! Do I want too?…No! As long as your sports obsession does not effect your work or family, I don’t see any harm…Just my two cents. Enjoyed the article and am looking forward to more. Trey

    • Scott Pringle

      July 31, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Of course Trey, sports (and adult beverages) are an outstanding way to relax. It is funny how we Americans have an all-or-nothing attitude. Whatever happened to moderation? Just like too much beer is a bad thing, too much sports can be a bad thing. What no one talks about is how it is bad for the games we love. When we as a society over-consume sports, we create basketball teams that are worth $2 billion dollars while our education system is failing compared to other countries. So don’t feel bad about having a beer and watching a game. Just remember to…….Enjoy Sports Responsibly. And thanks for the great comment.

  2. JW

    July 31, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I think Samuel Langhorne Clemens said it best,“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

    Sports, beers, and moderation.


    • Trey

      July 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Love this quote. Very true.

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