It allows the masses to individually believe
when “their” team wins they the observer,
is a winner – they feel like a winner thru
someone else’s effort! From the couch
we drink our beer, root for our “home team”
…hoot and howl, drink and growl…
AN OPIATE OF THE MASSES!
Romans knew well the mythical power of sports
in the arena. Perhaps less bloody now – mostly the
“gladiators” these days die from steroid use – the
blood thirsty cries ARE the same energy.