Maybe I was misunderstood by some folks; my point was that fans will buy tickets for sporting events, despite (maybe even because of) the fact that there is risk.
I hear that in Europe they still race on public roads with no fence of any kind between cars and fans. The bulls run every year in Pamplona despite frequent injuries and occasional fatalities. Snow skiing, cycling, skateboarding - all are prone to injury.
You want to be safe, play chess.
posted on 02/26/2013 8:11:17 PM PST
( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
Accepted risk, yes. However, when the risk is taken and the results are tragic, you can acknowledge it and be sensitive to it, and not simply sweep it under the rug. The sanctioning body missed the opportunity to have the sport 'continue on' and do it in a more respectful tone that carries through the entire event and not just an opening session lip service.
posted on 02/26/2013 8:18:46 PM PST
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