Sports are Minimaxed to the Point of Boredom and Predictability

Outcome maximalization across sports has created "smarter" games with less variety and more all-or-nothing play. The fixation with quantifiable success can lead to a collective flattening of the human experience. Perhaps we need to include more randomness in the game. Each home field or home court should have distinctive features, different playing surfaces, or outdoor elements. Think of how fun the wrigley field ivy is, or the boston green wall. Maybe put a dog or cat on the playing field.

Only randomness can save the sport from becoming boring. And sports after all is just another genre of entertainment.


Basketball players only take 3-point and slamdunk shots based on science. Baseball players no longer steal bases. Science has made sports boring.

Folksonomies: sports predictability refinement

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/sports/hunting and shooting (0.981511)
/sports/sports news (0.958473)

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Baseball (0.976616): dbpedia_resource
Basketball (0.920239): dbpedia_resource
Game (0.785629): dbpedia_resource
Chicago Cubs (0.633011): dbpedia_resource
Wrigley Field (0.611980): dbpedia_resource
Fenway Park (0.593659): dbpedia_resource
Chicago White Sox (0.590954): dbpedia_resource

 Refinement Culture (PT 1)
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Skallas, Paul (8/24/2020), Refinement Culture (PT 1), Retrieved on 2021-10-16
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