Sports are always changing. While yes, they do become institutionalized with such organizations as the NBA, MLB, NHL, and the rest of the sports alphabet soup, we must realize that most of these are relatively new. The question I am asking is how such leisure and competitive activities would change as mankind’s theoretical mind crosses from forward looking to the Science Fiction.
Now, I am not saying that Baseball, Football, and even Soccer (football for all you non-Americans) is just going to vaporize as fast as they arrived, just a few hundred years; but that new ones would develop as well. One example of this is the bizarre version of hockey-football-gymnastics seen in Starship Troopers, or the hologram phaser reflex matches of Star Trek. Here is where I find my skills as a writer inadequate, for I don’t see how a science fiction game, shall we call it ‘stroodonk’ could displace the modern games which have become almost essential to our national and cultural identities. [Continue Reading at Almost Nerdy…].