OFFICIAL /CRIC/ ASHES 5TH TEST, DAY 1, THREAD 80
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Kennington Oval, London
ENG Probable XI: Alastair Cook (c), Adam Lyth, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonathan Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Steven Finn
AUS Probable XI: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steven Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon
You know it’s fake, right?: How WWE constructs reality
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>Every single wrestling fan, no matter their age, has heard the same question repeated after declaring their love for sports entertainment: “You know it’s fake, right?” It’s a common refrain, and one that, more than anything else, is meant to criticize wrestling fandom. It’s not so much “You know it’s fake, right?” as it is, “How can you watch that garbage?” It’s a statement that seeks to devalue wrestling, to suggest that it’s lowbrow television that’s catered to children and man-children.
>Underneath the veiled disdain is an intriguing topic of discussion. Professional wrestling, or sports entertainment, is unlike anything else on television in terms of how it can (or cannot) be categorized. It’s athletically demanding, but it’s not exactly a sport. It’s fictional, but not necessarily episodic or organized into proper seasons. Some of it’s pre-taped and some of it’s performed live on television. It’s at once a sporting event, a soap opera, a superhero movie, and a reality show. Perhaps more than any other art form, wrestling, and particularly WWE, actively engages with its own fakeness and explores the notion of what’s “real” in terms of sport and art.
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I'm from Europe, I would like to grow my local team, but it's not so easy, as everyone are into football (soccer), handball, basketball and so on. I'm running out of ideas what can I show them to convince them to play lax. Any ideas?