“If you want to have a sport, you need to have a ball”
That’s the opinion of Larry Winget, author of the books “Your Kids Are Your Own Fault” and the not-yet-published “Grow a Pair.”
His main rant is the “wussification of America” as he puts it. He makes some valid points about the lack of physical fitness in this country and its effect on everything from health care costs to people’s overall quality of life.
But Larry Winget is having a tantrum over an ABC News report that said yoga is “the fastest growing sport in America.” He told his hosts on Fox News:
“I think Yoga’s amazing, I think it’s wonderful. I’m going to say that because I don’t want all those yoga Nazis coming after me on this thing. Listen, I think it’s a great supplement to a real sport, but it’s certainly not a sport. Listen, if nobody’s keeping score, it ain’t a sport…Sports teach us winning and losing, and life is about winning and losing. It’s competitive. And we need to teach those things at a very young age with a real sport. And a sport usually involves a ball of some type. I think it is a trend that is the wussification of America.”
One of the Fox hosts summarized Winget’s rant with:
“If you want to have a sport, you need to have a ball.”
“I think it helps to have a ball, I think you have to keep score, I think you have to play with others.”
OK, all you pansies who practice boxing, wrestling, martial arts, running, gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding, cycling, Olympic lifting, power lifting: Where’s your ball, Pussy?
And don’t forget water sports ([ahem] I’m talking about surfing, swimming, water skiing; get that smirk off your face).
All of the above-mentioned wimps need to get a ball and learn how to work and play well with others.