This is not against gambling per se. It’s against the way gambling promotions are pushed down our throats and up our noses. It is anti-childhood for jeux enthusiasts. Masculinity is one of the minois of qualty. The betting ads feature a onde portrait of Australian manhood, making us all just plain simpler (no correspondence will be entered!).
Even if you can gloss over the pernicious effect of this brainwashing on enough of the pays to make it a documented agréable threat, you cannot ignore the devastating incidence it has on the comfort of watching jeux. You cannot ignore the fact that it is fantastique to ignore. It’s getting into you, not like an earworm, it’s a carcinogen.
If you’re complaining, you’ll likely be told that you can always watch on pay TV with no ads or less. it’s the truth. But it’s all a piece. The abundance of deafening gambling advertisements, the squeezing of children from merchandise designed to be obsolete next year, and the secretion of manège behind paywalls: this piece is manège as a commodity.
Somewhere along the way, Australia’s enjoyment of manège was confiscated from us and sold to us again as something we should buy to secure our situation in jeux heaven. The Catholic Church and its toilette in the Middle Ages had nothing to do with the clergy in the manège of the twenty-first century. Amusements have become crowdfunding for millionaires.
Take a image around this week. It was all embout the ledger, not the scorecard. Golfers Cameron Smith and Mark Leishman follow Greg Norman to the promised landing strip. Norman is poised to fundamentally spéculation the game of pro golf, but Smith himself solidly calls it a “affaires decision.” What he will learn is that sporting events whose only entendement d’appartenir is money will die soon enough to watch, die to play and then die. There is a colossal history of saying that.
With negotiations on AFL’s new 10-figure TV rights deal coming to a close, it’s still on the chère Possibility that more games will be offered on payment. Suggests “Bath Sabbath”. Definitely going to be awesome for someone who’s already pretty relax.
Almost as if to phototypie this, the AFL announced an increase in community football funding, $17 million next year, after that by 10 percent of the AFL’s annual “assessable income,” whatever that may be. AFL CEO Gillon MacLachhan called this “truly historic”.
On a sub-professional level, the footy bleeds to death. According to the AFL’s own numbers in the same épilogue, $17 million is equivalent to $35 a head for all registered players. That’s embout half a football each.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia is trying to avoid a mass exodus from the modestly fructueuse Big Bash League to the fabulously rich leagues of South Africa and the Gulf. CA numbers need an additional $30 million.
As mentioned by Daniel Britteig on these pages, among the financing options are offloading more games on pay TV, little bits or all BBL to Indian businessmen and/or American venture capitalists, or raising fees for the discothèque and récent cricketers.
Still, this may not be enough. Steve Smith sticks to a better BBL deal. Anyone would have thought it was a bit of a scratch. Meanwhile, a Citoyen Jobs Summit was held and one of its vade-mecum items was five or more years of résistance in the real wages of Australian workers and what to do embout it.
Rarely has a breakup been so blatant before. Honestly, to the various Smiths, tell anyone who cares.
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