Somehow I got pulled into the NCAA basketball tournament this year, for the first time in decades, literally. The week before, it was the ACC tournament. I watched a lot of it, having done my grad work at an ACC school during the Ralph Sampson era. We played against guys like James Worthy and Michael Jordan. There were quirky coaches, like Lefty Driesell and that funny Italian from the Bronx. There were ancient rivalries. Coach Krzyzewski started at Duke, and the Duke Athletic Director explained at a press conference that “this wasn’t his second choice.” The ACC was a small, southern conference that often fielded four Final Four-worthy teams, though it could not come to that because of the brackets. The tournaments were held in Greensboro, NC, preceded by a famous tail-gating ritual.
Now, they have added 4 or 5 Yankee teams, and now they have a tournament that takes itself too seriously, yet played it in Brooklyn, even though none of their expanded roster of teams is even from Brooklyn.
I’m pretty sure the reduced fan set that attended (there were lots of empty seats) did not feel safe tail-gating outside the venue. But the TV revenues for the conference owners were probably spectacular.
Why do I mention all this? Because both the ACC and then the culminating NCAA have changed so much that they can serve as an index to our national decline over the last 40 years.
1. The NCAA and ESPN are continuing the lie referring to this as the “men’s tournament” and the “men’s teams.” It is a lie. An arrant lie. Girls can try out for these teams. There is no exclusion by sex.
Why do they do it? The only reason I can think of, is that there is also a “woman’s tournament.” Prior to the tranny phenomenon (more on that soon), only females could try out for the girl’s team. Thus, it was exclusionary by sex, intentionally so.
So there was indeed a “women’s” team, and tournament. But why do they lie and say there is also a “men’s” tournament?
I think it is an attempt to distract the American couch potatoes from noticing the obvious asymmetry. By repeating the lie often enough, the couch potatoes start to think that “there just always has been men’s and women’s tournaments; why would anyone think otherwise? Why ask why?”
2. This insight segues then naturally to the Buick commercials during the tournament.
It showed ominous animated conspiratorial text against a dark background:
ON APRIL 1, 2018…
HIT ONE OF THE GREATEST BUZZER BEATERS…
IN NCAA HISTORY.
**** BUT ****
YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T SEE IT.
OVER ** 40 % ** OF ATHLETES ARE WOMEN,
BUT THEY GET LESS THAN ** 10% ** OF THE MEDIA COVERAGE.
BUICK IS COMMITTED TO RAISING THAT PERCENTAGE.
Buick has a whole series of these, with varying first lines.
ON MARCH 20, 2015…
SWAM ONE OF THE GREATEST RACES…
IN NCAA HISTORY
and so forth.
First of all, Buick, one of the greatest buzzer beaters in junior high history took place on a sandlot near you, but you probably didn’t see that either. Not to take anything away from little Billy, but the world is not out of joint because you didn’t see his sinker.
Second, the “percentage of athletes that are women” (by which they mean, what? professional plus school-organized? organized under any auspices? I doubt anyone at Buick could answer this) would be approx. 0, except for being subsidized and puffed by subversive cucks like you, Buick.
Third, it wouldn’t matter if they had 90% of the media coverage, few would be interested in watching it — least of all, other women.
3. I mentioned “prior to the tranny phenomenon.” Adidas stepped up to the plate with their own perverse subversion. Here is the voice-over on their video:
to take hold of the world’s spotlight overnight,
create your own uniform,
be a cover model,
a powerful athlete,
or compete as a trans-woman.
Impossible? No. I’m possible.
During the words, “compete as a trans woman,” the video shows a male dressed up like a girl spiking the volleyball down the throats of the terrified girls on the other team.
This pushing of “trans women competing,” meaning males dressed up as girls stealing the gold medals from women’s sporting, can only mean the demise of girls’ sports. It means that men get to show their superiority in sports, even in spaces that were carved out for females.
I think it would be good for the subsidized organized sports for girls to end. But that’s the Right-wing position. The point here is that the Left’s narrative is self-contradictory. Yet they persist in it self-consciously. They are demonic.
4. But the girls at the tournament that still want to look and act cute — namely, the cheerleaders, were singled out to wear corona-hoax masks. The grunting players spewing spit and sweat did not have to wear masks, nor the coaches, nor, obviously, the fans, but this docile group of girls sitting in their assigned square and waving their arms did have to.
(Full disclosure: most of the score-keepers were also wearing masks.)
The cheerleaders provide us momentary visual relief at times from the tension of the game. By masking them up, the image of God is effaced. This gives further evidence of the demonic nature of the NCAA organizers.
(I noticed that in the late rounds, the cheerleaders weren’t wearing masks anymore. Did people complain and the NCAA relented? Or was it based on local option? Don’t expect answers from the announcers.)
5. The Jesuit school St. Peter’s weighed in on racial justice by having (or allowing) players to wear shirts saying “Black lives matter” and “No Racism.” Which is pretty idiotic, given that 80% of the players are black while 90% of the adoring fans are white. Or maybe that is the racism — we need set-asides for more white players. But I doubt that’s what they meant.
The NCAA itself ran extended commercials showing a montage of sports scenes (emphasis on women) and BLM and other fist-raising marches. As if the latter has any rational connection to basketball.
But it is an implied threat of violence against any who would protest what they have become.
It is subversion. It is demonic.
All of this probably seems pretty commonplace to those that have been “plugged in” all along. You need someone with fresh eyes like myself to see what is hidden in plain sight.
Our eschatology assures us that the men that are promulgating these perversions will soon be in the lake of fire. I imagine that the Buick and Adidas executives that approved these commercials will probably plead, “we just hired a PR firm, and they assured us that everyone is doing this.” It won’t wash on the Great Day. They need to be warned that they are heading for the eternal gas chamber no less than the leaders of NCAA and the PR firms.