Duck! and Gather

Archive for October 26th, 2005

A little digression into the silly world of sports. The Chicago White Sox baseball team won the 2005 World Series tonight. Jermaine Dye was named MVP of the series. What a random choice. There was no single MVP of the Chicago team. I counted more than five players who could equally have been chosen as MVP. In other words, there was no “most valuable player” on this team. Value was spread among this team according the most even distribution in recent memory. Put simply, a true “team” won a major championship — yet again. I podcasted about this dynamic earlier in the Spring when the North Carolina basketball team won the Men’s NCAA championship. The basic theory is that, in the last few years, the teams that win the major sports championships in America are true teams, with no individual stars who clearly outshine their teammates. I even believe that the referees and umpires are unconsciously favoring these “team” teams over the individualist teams. I further believe that this recent dynamic in sports is a mirror of changes that are presently happening (albeit sub rosa) in society more generally. We People have had our fill of kings and queens. We’re now hungry for us People. All of us.


for the money has gone too far

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