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Letters 2020

24 October 2020

Subject: I'm back

After reading the letters from several years ago, I noticed the letter writings slowed down quite a bit. Only two letters were written here in 2020, and the last one was back in April.

Well, I’ll start one now.

I often hear talk about how sports in high school “prepares you for competition later in life” as in business, etc. I and others did pretty well at our jobs without having to participate in sports. I remember a co-worker a couple of decades back who is Citadel alumnus. He’d brag about the privileges he had just for being on the football team. He was a freshman and did not have to walk in the gutters with the rest of the underclassmen. (Well, whoop-ti-do!). There were other privileges (I don’t remember what) along with upperclassmen as well. Yeah, he was a good employee, yet he need not brag and act uppity only because was a college athlete. Talking business with him was OK, but I ignored his boasting as an athlete.

Don E

19 April 2020

Subject: These are the best of times for anti-sports fans

Non-sports fans rejoice!

18 March 2020

Subject: Sports nuts surcharge

My husband and myself do not in any way enjoy watching sports. We figure when we see stadiums filled with the “Likers”, they would, without question, pay a few extra bucks or many extra to enter the game. This money could be used for a multitude of purposes. Paying down the National debt perhaps, cancer research, homeless animals. We always laugh when seeing somebody in some ratty vehicle with all manner of team insignias – wondering if players cars have stickers touting “The Smith Family”. These players are paid outrageous sums of money to play a stinking game. And wasting valuable weekend time to go to some kids sporting event- yucko! Anyway, I’m preaching to the choir. Nice to not be alone. Once told my boss, “Please don’t make me go to a Cubs game, it would be like him going to a crochet class”. Somebody had to stay and answer the phones, in a nice A/C office, yeah you all go and enjoy – Barf!