20 December 2013

Meatless Friday Newsflash: People Are Stupid

I have been known to play in the fifteen-years-and-counting phenomenon called Fantasy Football. Of course, for entertainment purposes only.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
Sometimes your stars have bad games, and sometimes unknowns have huge weeks.

Like other games of chance, or better yet, games of combined skill/chance, it is subject to the swings of fortune.

Even for those who actually gamble any money on the endeavor, it seems obvious. Don't gamble what you can't afford to lose. In fact, that is one of the necessary components of morally licit gambling in Catholic moral theology.

Well, anyway, here is the Newsflash: people are stupid, and many are evil.

It is in this context that I link to a story about the increasing number of death threats made by disappointed Fantasy Football owners against real life players-- you know, Real. Actual. People.

This is beside the point, but Fantasy Baseball players are too nerdy to ever think of such a thing. Boom! Roasted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read your last sentence, funny man.

[points two fingers at own eyes]


[points two fingers at Timman]

Are you sure your second nom de plume is not Joséf Ronaldo?

SLPS Parent