The Latest Craze: FANTASY DEATHBALL!

Why are we applying fantasy football scoring to tragedies?

 

Whenever a horrible event occurs, there seems to be more of an effort to cement its place in history than to actually figure out anything resembling a who/what/where/when/why? It’s gotten to the point where the demand for ratings, for fake exclusive coverage points, for a majestic and hopefully rape-free Hollywood production to be made 10 years down the line (start the clock…NOW!) becomes more important than it is for ANY of those human-freakin'-beings connected to the victims to begin to heal.

Sure, these reporters think they’re helping. They think that the onus is on them to “cover” the event in order to prevent ANYTHING bad from EVER happening EVER AGAIN! EVER!! Most are starting to see, however, that The News™ NEEDS it to happen again. These reporters, these networks…they NEED tragedies to cover to put food on their table, thanks to the morally abhorrent profession of their choice (Virtuous Amublance Chaser), "journalist" - driven by the idealist drive pummeled into them since kindergarten that they can AND should be whatever they want to be. This, of course, is sinister by design of the Leftist global elite and their puppets, as we all know the Lizard People that built The Moon don’t have the numbers to control a gigantic population of thinking animals - even WITH their brainwashing Matrix-broadcasting-Moon-Death-Star!

(imagine deer season - with thousands of super smart cybernetic-lethal-genius Bambis as the targets?!)

But I digress.

 

MERE MINUTES after today’s tragedy in Texas first being reported, SECONDS after the initial body-count predictions were “released”, The News™ was ready to “headline” this. They™ were ready and researched with a brand new subcategory to rank this at the top of. I’d imagine news producers became absolutely giddy when they discovered that *instert_current_exploitation_of_death* not only had a commonality with one of their previous obscure lists (for today, Dylann Roof was their treasure - “Boss! we got another ‘church’ one!”……“...[silently] yessssssss...”) The headlines plastered onto every News™ graphic reel all read something like:

 

“DEADLIEST SHOOTING AT A PLACE OF WORSHIP IN U.S. HISTORY!”

 

“WORST CHURCH KILLING OF ALL TIME!!”

 

"DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTING IN TX HISTORY!!!"

 

“SHOOTER DRANK MORE DR. PEPPERS BEFORE SHOOTING THAN ANY

MASS-SHOOTING-SHOOTER...EVER!!!!”

 

 

 

Ok, maybe that last one isn’t real. But the first few are, and this is my problem: WHO CARES?! Of what consequence is it to the victims and their families? Of course, the answer is “NONE.”

 

 

 

Did the pastor of his church, who JUST lost his daughter - gives two hoots about their place on the All-Time Killed List? Think he’s more upset, not that his daughter was taken from him, not that he wasn't even present to help her (to no fault of his own), but that Stephen Paddock (Barry Bonds) deserves an asterisk next to his name because he used bump-stocks (steroids)? How about friends of the Columbine victims? Are they outraged nobody talks about them anymore because they’ve been passed by the Chos (A-Rods) and Mateens (Jeters),with their tragic day only "scoring" a 13 and the others scoring 32 and 50, respectively? After all, it was before the "long-ball" era!

The only people who practice and focus on this unfathomably detestable ranking and record-keeping are the four major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) and The News™. It’s a game to them. A sick game. Only they’re not actually the players. They’re picking and choosing - or drafting, if you will - which events will garner them the most clout - or points. They’re playing the FANTASY version of the “game.” Their score keeping is not only based on what happens, but on who among they reported it first, and most salaciously. Death tolls are their points for 10 receiving/rushing yards (or 25 passing yards for QBs). Injuries are their PPR/PPC’s. Suffering families are their fractional points. Whoever gets the most out on the air as soon as possible wins.

WHY would they do this? Who would actively engage in such disgusting behavior - and for sport?! Take one look at major network advertisement revenues and you’ll have your answer: The fantasy life-ers. The ones who’ve never had to actually play the “game”, yet find some vicarious thrill in creating a fake version.

Advertisement-driven News™ is nothing many of us didn’t know about already. It’s only a matter of time before we see something along the lines of..:

 

“MOST PEOPLE BEHEADED WHILE THEIR KILLERS’S FLY WAS UNZIPPED -

IN WORLD HISTORY!!!!"

 

YES! Two more points!

I’m sure that’ll sell oodles of ad spots to JC Penny - or maybe Buschhhh! Even they’re doing advertisements now! Give me a break.

I’ve played fantasy sports for many years, and I do it because it is FUN. The eerie, unshakable notion that there’s even a chance that FUN is why death is not only pushed but encouraged is one that repulses me to my core.

Fantasy Football is fine. Fantasy Death-Exploitation-Ball? You decide.

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Bogme

29 year old musician-turned-podcaster, Conservative thinker, and truth seeker. Also single, ladies…si-i-ingle. ;)

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