By Larissa Wurm
Yes, you read that correctly.
Our speakers at the seminar gave a wonderful lecture this morning about the polarization of politics. The Q&A session was interesting as well. But my favorite part? The speakers briefly mentioning how sports is a lot like politics. Here’s our take on it:
- There is a winner and a loser. That is pretty obvious.
- There are teams. Everyone has a favorite football team they love to cheer for. Chances are, they have a political “team” they like to support too.
- It involves strategy and planning. A lot of planning goes into strategizing for that “big game” against your rival, whether it’s the championship or the presidential debate.
- The media loves it. Who do the people love? Who are they going to be supporting when the “big day” rolls around? And who is going to make a mistake first?
- Sometimes, the best player chokes. Everyone makes mistakes – even your star player. Well, the best candidates and officials are likely to make mistakes too.
- It is extremely competitive. If you paid any attention to this last election cycle, you know what I mean.