Why The Sports Minority Report?
Phillip K. Dick wrote "The Minority Report" - a story based in a society that uses 3 precognitives to predict crimes in the future. (It was made into a decent movie in 2002.)
Their predictions are compared and when one of the trio's visions does not agree a majority report and a minority report are created.
I decided to start this report because I disagree with a lot of decisions made in the business of sports.
I feel frustrated because smart, successful business people make some sports decisions that seem crazy to me. I feel like a large chunk of my sports writings are minority reports.
Like everyone else, sometimes I am wrong, but I have a pretty solid track record.
I used to post in forums and write articles for some of the internet news pages, but I am getting to the point where I'd just prefer to write my thoughts into my own blog.
I can write at a site like BleacherReport and get exposure to a very
large audience of people. Unfortunately most of those readers are general sports fans. Articles on my preferred subject matter --- sub-NFL level pro
football leagues and college football realignment --- are not well received there to start, contrary opinions are especially unwelcome. (I am also a Dallas Cowboys fan. Those articles also are troublesome.)
Writing a good editorial takes time. Writing ones that makes a newsworthy, counter-intuitive point --- while preemptively countering most ill-conceived conventional wisdom based arguments so my ideas can be considered at their merit --- have taken me 72 hours or more to construct.
I am a Dad. I just don't have that kind of time anymore.
Today, I just want to get my thoughts on the business of sports out quickly.
Some will reject my opinions here and that is fine. That comes with nay-saying.
But here I know anyone who reads these articles will have come here with a somewhat open mind, ready to hear a different opinion.