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Benjamin Mako Hill on the 'cultivated disdain of professional sports' among intellectuals

I feel like this is far more a concern on the other side of the pond. For sure, on both sides sports are for the enjoyment of the masses, but there's a confluence of situations that create very different circumstances, things like the clique culture in schools that doesn't really exist along the same boldly demarcated lines over here, or the long-standing higher-cultural appreciation for football, boxing and the like. It's quite common round these parts to find avowed geeks by any definition who are similarly geeky about soccer or any sport of choice, whereas in the States it seems almost an initiation rite of geekdom to loudly dismiss the low culture of 'sportsball' while failing to appreciate the inherent irony in that. #link