Throwing a Curveball: Sports as Entertainment

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On our podcast, Tito and I discuss art and entertainment as a way to find greater meaning in the everyday “escapes.” Movies and television captivate so much of our time and imagination that it only seems fitting that it be consumed with purpose.

But there is another, and arguably more influential, form of entertainment that we have yet to discuss: sports. The original entertainment of our world, sports and athletic competitions speak to a primal desire to compete and work as a team. Even more than an ongoing television show with captivating characters, sports touch us on an emotional level and seemingly turn us into different people. Given the amount of time (and money) people invest in particular sports or teams, Br. Tito and I felt it best to make it the topic of show this week.

Why do sports matter so much to people, and what can we learn from them?

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