“Sports is about so much more than championships, or records, or an excuse to get irresponsibly drunk on a Sunday afternoon. The meaninglessness of sports is its greatest asset — a space where morality has no place, where the “more deserving” team doesn’t always win, where the lovable underdog can get crushed 45–7. This is a game where the only thing that matters is what happens on that field, within the confines of an absurd number of rules and structures each (ostensibly) created to ensure that both teams have an equal shot at victory. All that should matter in determining the outcome of a game is the play of the players on the field, and the decisions of the coaches on the sidelines. When that social contract is broken, sports lose their very raison d’etre. They become the WWE.”

Read the rest at Medium. “#Inflategate, Motivated Reasoning, & the Moral Relativism of Fandom