Television Will Eventually Ruin Sports

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Television will eventually ruin sports.
Do you agree?

Sports is physical activity of any kind which carried out to exercise the body and as recreation. It is supposed to be fun, though some sports like boxing, martial arts and wrestling, involve beating the daylights out of each other. By “television” the question obviously means “viewing television”. Viewing television is a passive state where a viewer sits in front of the google box and escape into a world of make believe. This world of make believe includes sports activities as done by others, which viewer participates in mentally and often emotionally, but not physically. It is clear that sports is a activity while watching television is the direct opposite- passivity.

Television keeps people at home.
There seems to be reason to fear that sports will die since everyone would find that watching television is more interesting and comfortable. But, if this is true, sports have met its death some time ago, since television has been around for nearly half a century.

On the other hand, there is reason to believe that watching television can actually promote interest in sports. Sports programmess will be broadcast and these may rouse the idle ones to into action. In fact, it is during the football season that youngsters pester their parents to buy football equipment and when they succeed, are seen actively trying to imitate their favorite football starts in the school fields and the other open spaces. Television and sports are two different issues altogether and it is a stench of the imagination to suggest that one will be the death of the other. Sports has undergone greater threats to its annihilation than mere television and has lived through them all. Hence, it will take more than television to ring its death knell.
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