Richard Murray Thoughts Round 14 https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/richard-murray-thoughts-round-14-1
Good Morning , Good afternoon, or Good evening, wherever you are listening, I am Richard Murray and welcome to this audio edition to my thoughts. Remember, to click the link in the description of this edition to view the transcript, that has links to everything I refer OR to send me a message about a topic you want to hear in the future.
Title: Players Choice
Daniel Sturridge, Eric Dier, Ronaldhino have one thing in common; they each made choices that were deemed illegal or criminal, but in each you see a bigger problem. The role of media in relating sports stars is the problem. I will segway... A film , titled The Natural, based on a book having the same title < the film did not mirror the plot in the book> had a character named Max Mercy, played by Robert Duvall. I quote Max MErcy side Roy Hobbs from the film.
Max Mercy say: They come and they go, Hobbs. They come and they go. I'll be around here longer than you or anybody else here. I'm here to protect this game.
Roy Hobbs say: Whose game?
Max Mercy say: I do it by making or breaking the likes of you.
Roy Hobbs say: Did you ever play ball, Max?
Max Mercy say: No, never have. But I make it a little more fun to watch, you see. And after today, whether you're a goat or a hero... ...you're gonna make me a great story. See you around.
The Dialog between Max Mercy the Newsman side Roy Hobbs the athlete was prophetic, inspired by a nineteen hundred and fifty four book. It encapsulate the modern reality very well. The media learned in the past it could control the image in the fanbase or viewers to athletes, absent having athletic experience or an unwarranted role as protector in a sport. A subsegway is the notion to all news was prophetic in the Film NetWork by Paddy Chayefsky. Back to the Natural, By making every athlete angel or devil, you take their humanity away, limiting their actions while limiting their relationship to the viewers/listeners/fanbase who are human in their own mind.
Why does this matter? Back to Daniel Sturridge/Eric Dier/Ronaldhino, when each is presented in the standard of angel or devil, their successes are milked by fiscal global firms, while their failures are milked by government agencies.
Daniel Sturridge made comments to his brother that was deemed insider trading. What is insider trading? It is when someone knows of something supposedly inside the operations that is not commonly known, even if it is public. Sturridge knew events in turkish soccer and told his brother. His brother was deemed betting on knowledge given by Sturridge.
But what is the problem? Insider trading is common. You think all the goldman sachs former employees working in the various levels of government in the usa, do not help goldman? Of course, but these actions may not be deemed insider trading or reviewed by law enforcers who pick and choose the cases to approach. What is the argument pro sturiddge. He is being targeted cause he is an athlete, not cause he made statements revealing insider information. Media have placed Sturridge in the breaking zone. The world is full of tier two soccer leagues. Are you telling me, tier two soccer all over earth has no incidents of gambling cheaters based on insider information?
Eric Dier leaped in stands and punched a fan, after said fan had an altercation side a blood brother to Dier. In my life I saw countless number of fights break out between fans that led to nothing, not one imprisonment or chastisement to a fan. What Dier did as a paid athlete was costly to him, financially or legally. But if Dier was a fan in the stands, it would had led to nothing.
Why the variance? Media , as Mercy alluded to, live by focusing their prose on athletes, not the fans. A fan throws a punch or object to another fan or an athlete, their name is not mentioned. They receive a non fiscal penalty.An athlete throw a punch or object, as a fan, and they are signs of evil, signs of cultural decay, signs of immaturity, signs to something negative that warrant financial plus legal penalty. That is called inequality.
Ronaldhino attempted to get into Paraguay, to do a charity event which I learned from Maria Ceci Britos solely in media, by using a fake passport. Fake passports are illegal. Ronaldhino had problems getting a passport based on his supposed, or unconfirmed, tax issues in his native brasil. Sequentially, Ronaldhino had two crimes, some sort of tax evasion <note I have no evidence that Ronaldhino is financially empty> and illegal immigration.
I remember in the United States of America when the entire banking industry fell, absent any illegal manipulation or all on its own, and they were too big to fail. Banking firms owed billions of dollars and the most powerful government in the world, first Bush jr and second Obama, thought the debtors warranted a welfare check. In the United States of America today, millions of illegal immigrants suggest that they warrant a pardon for their illegal immigration based on their non violent labors, criminally offensive clean records. Why is Ronaldhino's tax situation unforgivable, like Joe Louis of yore? Why is Ronaldhino's illegal immigration warranting a grand stand, when it is for charity, a lifelong activity for him? Simple answer to either question, whether people think Ronaldhino is a goat or the hero, he makes a highly retweeted, reshared, liked, etraffic driving story. If Ronaldhino was a CEO of a tech firm owing taxes or trying to get into another country illegally or some unknown athlete trying to do a charity, he is not reported by media. why? The ceo's or unknown athletes, whether goats or heros , do not earn highly retweeted , reshared, liked, etraffic driving story.
The problem is the players choices are judged before they make them. Everything the modern professional athlete does is already judged in media before they do it. Players are like pinballs, their choices the pins, but the media is the table. The table is so intricate, no matter where the pin direct the pinball, the table guides the ball into a slot predetermined and absent the control of the player, the fans are the player, to deem better or worse, only to witness.
And, the Corona Virus affect on Sports media displays how strong media have guided sports. Human beings can enjoy many various activities. But, in modernity, sport has become the relaxer. While: books can have themes a person does not want to read or interpret, films can have a theme a person does not want to view or pay attention to, Craft requires a time or patience some may not want to exhibit. Sport can be enjoyed absent interpretation, paying attention, or exhibition. One can watch sport relaxed on a couch or chair, in a near meditative state, not acutely doing anything. This ability is why sport is massive to the population on earth. It is one of the few entertainments that does not require or ask anything to the viewer or listener or attendant. If you take eyes off a book you can not read it, if you stop listening to an audiobook or film you will miss key parts, but sport with the MAx MErcy's in modernity can immerse you in a world of sounds/sights/flexing energy while you do nothing, allowing you to do nothing. Sequentially, the attendants in the stadiums or at home, accept the judgments from the Max MErcy's in modernity, cause they do not want to think. IF the fan thinks, they think to the job they can not stand, the homelife that is uncomfortable, the world that is unfair. The human fan does not want to consider humanity, and sport allows them that better than any film or book or craft, each that demand a human caring or concern to act on.
Considering, I am in the Max MErcy role as you listen to this, I can not say I am not as much the problem, I hope I am not. But what is important or what is vital, is not to make an angel or demon out of athletes, while accept they can be a role model or a living example to caution. Allow the athlete paid or unpaid to be human, allow sport to be human, choose to find out how your life away from scheduled matches or stadiums can be truly happy, can massage you the way watching sport does. If the fear brought on by yourself, the media, during the corona virus's spread can help you choose to live happy away from sport, then it is worth it.
Concerning Eric Dier I asked about and BAvon Grey < https://www.facebook.com/rich.murray.5872/posts/194274105177476?comment_id=194291721842381 > and Jean Quiel < https://www.facebook.com/rich.murray.5872/posts/194274105177476?comment_id=194291721842381&reply_comment_id=194548768483343 >on twitter replied, please read the transcript, linked in the audiobook description to see the links to their thoughts on facebook or their thoughts in full description. Eric Dier is not unsupported for his actions by more than meets the eye.
Concerning Ronaldhino, always follow Paulo Freitas < https://twitter.com/Cynegeticus/status/1235596542469386240 > on twitter to stay up to date concerning on or off the pitch activity
< Daniel Sturridge article https://sports.yahoo.com/daniel-sturridge-handed-worldwide-ban-161926562.html >
< Eric Dier video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZl9gDSAs4I >
REPLIES TO MY Support to Eric Dier
< https://www.facebook.com/rich.murray.5872/posts/194274105177476 >
Bavon Gray on Facebook said : Well done Eric. Normal People forget that soccer players have feelings too and are human beingsjust like the rest of us.
Jean Quiel on Facebook said : I agree with both of yall, I feel bad when the famous get harrassed by paparazzi and are unable to protect themselves or families, they too should be held responsible
< Ronaldhino being questioned in paraguay article https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/05/ronaldinho-questioned-by-police-in-paraguay-over-alleged-fake-passport , referral >
< Ronaldhino being photoed with fans in the paraguayan courtroom https://twitter.com/DailyCupOfChino/status/1235620272142725121 >
< Maria Ceci Britos on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mcbritos >
< Ronaldhino convicted in paraguay court article https://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/2020/03/08/ronaldinho-e-investigado-por-outros-crimes-afirma-promotor.ghtml , google translation of article https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fg1.globo.com%2Fmundo%2Fnoticia%2F2020%2F03%2F08%2Fronaldinho-e-investigado-por-outros-crimes-afirma-promotor.ghtml >
Title: Women lead Women
I have followed womens soccer for over fifteen years solid. I watched women soccer go from something only seen through the womens world cup and otherwise streaming to modern broadcasts and all sorts of media outlets. The one constant in womens soccer's life is male controlled organizations. From FIFA to CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, AFC, UEFA, OCeania, to every football association. Womens Soccer is at the mercy of a male dominated football association.
The question is simple, if a male controlled organization never shows willingness to aid women to the best of their ability, then do women need their own organization. I suggest every confederation and FIFA , the federation of international football associations, double in membership. I suggest every football association split between a mens organization and a womens organization.
For example, the Unites States Soccer Federation, USSF, can split itself in two. The male half will have the current president and current board of the current USSF handling the united states mens national team , male under sixteen and younger , major league soccer and united soccer leagues while the female half will have a whole new structure or system altogether handling the united states womens national team, the national womens soccer league, girls under sixteen and younger.
Karina Leblanc , an ambassador to the game, former canadian keeper, made a great speech to women asking them to lead. I am a male, a grown male or man, and I know she is correct. Can anyone deny that the human community on earth has few male communities that can be trusted to do better by women? In the united states of america female first ladies absent an executive or legislative role are treated negatively trying to perform their symbolic role, to be a symbol of greater unity among the fifty states. Hillary clinton was booed trying to formulate universal healthcare for all that she did not have the ability to legislate or execute but wanted to give time to construct functionally. Laura Bush was ignored trying to improve the library system that many rely on in the USA for books or internet or a place to enjoy the day. Michelle Obama was chastised for trying to help children be more physically active. In Brasil, young girls are still ridiculed for wanting to be athletes, even soccer players, till they no longer desire anything but to be the wife of a man the family chooses for them. In Egypt, aunts or uncles, fathers or mothers, still prepare their daughters for clitoris cutting. In Paris, how many Eastern European girls fill the less advertised streets drugged to remain prostitutes for the rest of their lives, trying to flee poverty in their native homes. In India, how many female children are sold to pay debts from or make better lifestyles to their parents against total strangers.
Can men change their relationship to women more positively? yes. Is it better for women to wait for men to accept them at the table or for women to make their own table? That is my question, as a man, I say it is better for women to make their own table.
Carlos Cordeiro, the recently former president of the United States Soccer federation, lost his job after he posted a letter and court case reveals were made public. The letter he submitted had no purpose in making the USSF case against the USWNT better; it made it worse, merely stating USSF opposition. The public court papers,thank Meg Linehan side friends for trying to get through the over two thousand page deposition, was the final nail in his removal. Coca cola, the global firm, made a public tweet demanding a private talk and their commitment to gender equality , and Cordeiro was out, and a new temporary president Cindy Parlow Cone,a female, was put in. As a point of note, I searched on google, president ussf, and carlos cordeiro came up.
In the United States of AMerica, where an outcry , called MeToo commonly, led to many public criminalizations of males in sport or media in the USA. Is it not telling that Cordeiro did not even consider the negativity in his actions or their potential reply or result for him? If Women in the USA , whose merit is unquestioned in terms of trophies won, can be treated negatively, then what chance do women in places in humanity less supportive to females?
How long can women wait for men to give up power to stand equally aside women? In my polling and replies, some of the public ones I placed in the transcript, none of the private I shared. I learned a few things in culmination. Men in the replies are more willing to see football associations split than women, let women have the power and make the best of it. Women see more value ,long term, in men changing for the better and not having to start an organization from scratch even if the cost in abuses exist.
In the end, this issue for me is not about right or wrong but expediency. How can womens soccer be better supported by football associations now? The male controlled bureaucracy , globally or in each football association, show no sign of making it possible now. Women, is it truly worth the wait?
Make sure you read the transcript for comments to the question of splitting the football associations by gender from: Jean Quiel, Abimbola Lameed, Syane Dalmat, side DAvid LAssiter
< KArina LeBlanc https://twitter.com/karinaleblanc/status/1235692967341539330 >
< Carlos Cordeiro letter to the public concerning the court case between ussf and the uswnt < https://twitter.com/CACSoccer/status/1236439340294770689 >
< Meg Linehan displays excerpts from the USSF case against the USWNT https://twitter.com/itsmeglinehan/status/1237231993081024512 >
<Question asked on facebook https://www.facebook.com/rich.murray.5872/posts/198578138080406 >
Jean Quiel said: Ya I think this day and age calls for that, it calls for the ability to have both
<Question plus poll on twitter: https://twitter.com/Thetenner10/status/1238180530824392704 >
Sporting Crystal 32fm twitter handle @AbimbolaLameed said: It might work oversees, but what about the financial inefficiencies/ irregularities in our FAs in Africa?
Syanie Dalmat twitter handle @SyaneDalmat said: No, I don’t think so... it is not a Good idea according to me
David Lassiter twitter handle @MisterLassiter said: Don't know enough about how FA's work, but I figure someone who could commit 100% to the womens' game and help get it up to speed is a good idea
Title: Corona Virus
In the first segment of this edition, I stated that the affect of the Corona Virus will give humans a chance to be happier away from sport as a human. Another aspect is the governance in the sporting world. Was all in the sporting world unprepared? yes. But what hindered the reactions from the sporting world... the global economy. What people do not comprehend is modern finance reacts so fast, trades in such a high volume, that whenever a little bobble occurs it causes quakes. The sporting world is financially unstable. The reasons are not mismanagement as much as fitting the global model. In the soccer world, you have a global set of banks, utilities, airlines, real estate operators, whose businesses rely on the movement of players, their residencies, their contracts aside the contracts of sports clubs and their various financial dues. Unlike any other sport, soccer has financial movement between continents in the billions. A system supported by the mesh of national banks, private banks, trading houses using electronic tools commonly called the global economy. Every single sporting industry know a stall in profits will bring instability to all involved: teams/leagues/players/coaches/trainers/stadium staff/specific media et cetera. The answer is clear, it is time to stop the dysfunctional financing, the debt financing. Major League Soccer teams are mostly unprofitable, meaning they end the fourth quarter in the red, and yet they keep getting money infused into them. That business model has to stop.People say socialism is making strides in the majority consciousness. But, fiscal capitalism in its inability to be applied honestly from those in power is the problem. Why not have a forced share of resources, revenue, when the market is rigged for failed firms to be too big to fail? when huge firms are buying back their stock to break even? when global sports brands can be in the red but can be annually given infusions placing the wealthiest in a somehow allowable debt? It is time for the sporting world, and everything outside the sporting world to own up to its fiscal reality. The Corona Virus proves, debt is not currency. Debt can not accumulate forever, cause resources are not forever. It is time to restructure towards true stability even if that lowers the revenue possibilities. It is time to deflate the costs of tickets, salaries of players, value of sponsors. The Corona Virus prove it is time , to lower the damn rent.
Title: Good Thoughts
I have no sport based good thoughts OR ask rich segment , the sporting world is taking a hiatus for source material, but I want to tell people it is good seeing people post jokes online and I hope everyone gets to reading, enjoying being around their loving ones, make something, even tiny like wittle wood, that is the craft I hope to do if my writing ends and time permits. still go outside and breath in the air, don't act unhealthily, you know what you like to do, don't deny those things if you do not have to. An unhealthy spirit can not help a body. Have fun folks. Be Safe, I don't know when the next edition will be, but I imagine this will be an extended season.
If you truly have to get a fix on soccer, check out liga mx in mexico or the turkish superlig, currently still on.
Well, again, be safe, be happy, have fun, remember to calm down and don't let all the apocalyptic movies in the past twenty years get to your head. In the transcript, linked in the description, is a link to an informative website for the corona virus
< straight forward corona virus news source https://ncov2019.live/data >
< Democracy now article citing this honest news source to the corona virus https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/13/meet_the_17_year_old_behind >
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I am Richard Murray, good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, wherever you were listening
The Topics Covered in this edition are
Players Choice- Daniel Sturridge, Eric Dier, Ronaldhino have one true opponent, the media. An opponent that attacked their forebears and will their futures. Hopefully the response to the Corona virus from their fans may truly go against the grain.
Women lead Women- If men are in control of a thing, can women afford to wait for men to share control?
The Corona Virus- The sporting world is put on hiatus because of it. Can fans cognize the need to adjust the entire financial structure of the sporting world, and then force the owners to do that?
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