why were most sports invented only in the last 200 years?

why were most sports invented only in the last 200 years? What the fuck did people do to entertain themselves back in the middle ages? Yes I know Greece had the olympics but that was thousands of years ago and it got discontinued rather quickly.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it turns out sports have been around constantly. The Scots outlawed football in the 1400s, for instance

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't the romans have a bunch of sports and a big stadium?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, OP is retarded or a troll, just ignore him

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    jousting, melee and other combat sports

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    other games have fallen out of favor or been forgotten, but types of ball games have been around for a long time.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only the rich could afford to host and watch sporting events, normal people didnt have the time and money to play sports as there was more responsibilities like owning a farm

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      peasants worked less than people do now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        don't break their narrative

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Medieval life would be hard work for anyone nowadays. Most people don’t gather firewood or grow vegetables. Their entire life was work.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blocks your path.

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is a medieval version of football, still played today in Florence:

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  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well some periods were chaotic and violent enough that people didn't have time for sports, they were busy farming and whatnot just to stay alive. Then you have kinda tough epochs with a little bit of free time and you have some basic ball games and loads of combat sports like archery for underclasses and riding/jousting/hunting for elites. Then you have a few eras where the overwhelming majority of the populace could survive without too much effort and had free time and not much daily physical activity eg the Roman Empire or peak Aztec empire or modern industrial world. In those times you have properly organized sport, races and fighting and organized ball games.

    Its all just how militarized and how hard pressed to work a society is. Sports are a form of surrogate activity, as the Unibomber put it. They arise out of boredom when real life isn't quite intense enough

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feeding Christians to lions needs to come back.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you on LULZ then? Practically every athlete thanks God.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's tied to the history of the industrial revolution. First thing it did was draw all of the peasants into the cities. These peasants from all over the countryside brought their games with them. They probably had very similar games to the people from the next village over, but now they had to make some decisions regarding rules, so either everyone had to adopt one style of play, or they had to compromise to form a new game that everyone could understand, and put it in writing. Games become codified and they became sports. In addition, you finally had everyone collected in one city with a wide pool of people, so teams could form.

    The industrial revolution created fixed leisure hours. Prior to the industrial revolution, the majority of people worked in farming. Then the majority of people worked on machines. Farming and being a peasant has no hours. You do what must be done when it has to be done. At a machine, you can do your work, go home, come back the next day, and it will probably still be there. The fact that it was also not tied to sunshine or nature meant you could do it all of the time, and some people did for 12 hours a day. Obviously you can't make people work for 12 hours a day every day, so working hours were created and the weekend was created. Now that you know you have 2 days a week to do what you like, you can plan ahead, perhaps arrange a football game with those pricks over at the glass-blowing factory, or go out and watch one.

    Thirdly a very obvious one is transport. Trains and smooth roads that don't shake you into a concussion allowed people to travel all over, spread their games, and stoke up some civic pride when you play the next town over. This is probably the crucial one as it wasn't until the invention of the steam train that these sports began getting properly codified so that everyone in the country can play by the same rules.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also the invention of the phone helped speed up the spread of information quite a bit. suddenly it wasnt just a letter that took a few months to make of across the continent, you could just pick up a phone a chat with someone thousands of miles away about anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many sports are older than 200 years, they just were organized and formed into what we know them today about 200 years ago. Kicking a ball with your feet for example is more or less as old as humanity itself, and there already was a competitive element to it way before 1860, but the exact rules we know and love today were only formed in the 19th century. This was the golden era for sport rules because suddenly, people had very set routines: They had jobs and set working hours, they received wages and could buy an increasing amount of things with it. They weren't forced to directly rely on harvests anymore. They knew when they had free time, and they began to have clear ideas on how to spend it. Also, people finally came together in cities, so you had many guys with certain amounts of free time in one place, which comes in handy if you want to do organized sports. Sports are leisure, we don't need them to survive. For a long time, your daily life was hard as fuck and physically demanding on its own already, so you did sports, but more or less on accident and the only rule was surviving or getting any form of personal gain from it in general. This didn't magically disappear totally in the 19th century, as many sports movements were inspired by increasing the fitness of soldiers or the people in some slightly socially darwinist way

      Also, the Ancient Olympic Games were held for over 1000 years. They had significant meaning for Greek society and politics, and it's no coincidence that we regained the inspiration in the 19th century, when even common people both had the time and the means to inform themselves about these ideals

      im assuming this is some /misc/ shit, but ill read it if it isn't.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you, big and strong American. May I ask why you assume this to be /misc/ shit? Because it is a long text?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thank you for thanking me, hans. and yes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nevermind the leisure time aspect of their posts, just think about the logistics of an organized sports league.

        until the industrial revolution happens, random small towns in europe arent building a 5000+ seat stadium for sporting events. they wouldnt even have the local materials, and its not like global shipping is a thing yet. you think a 20+ person team was going to travel around from city to city by horse drawn carriage before the train or car was invented? in those times it was still possible to spread viruses and diseases too.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Many sports are older than 200 years, they just were organized and formed into what we know them today about 200 years ago. Kicking a ball with your feet for example is more or less as old as humanity itself, and there already was a competitive element to it way before 1860, but the exact rules we know and love today were only formed in the 19th century. This was the golden era for sport rules because suddenly, people had very set routines: They had jobs and set working hours, they received wages and could buy an increasing amount of things with it. They weren't forced to directly rely on harvests anymore. They knew when they had free time, and they began to have clear ideas on how to spend it. Also, people finally came together in cities, so you had many guys with certain amounts of free time in one place, which comes in handy if you want to do organized sports. Sports are leisure, we don't need them to survive. For a long time, your daily life was hard as fuck and physically demanding on its own already, so you did sports, but more or less on accident and the only rule was surviving or getting any form of personal gain from it in general. This didn't magically disappear totally in the 19th century, as many sports movements were inspired by increasing the fitness of soldiers or the people in some slightly socially darwinist way

    Also, the Ancient Olympic Games were held for over 1000 years. They had significant meaning for Greek society and politics, and it's no coincidence that we regained the inspiration in the 19th century, when even common people both had the time and the means to inform themselves about these ideals

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boxing and wrestling go back to the greco - roman days.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people didn't really have the organisational capacity to keep a codified set of rules let alone have it be consistent outside of more than one village or city
    they were able to because of modernisation and industrialisation which is why literally every single sport was made by english-speaking people

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sports, public shaming, public executions, war, listening to speeches from your leader, religious worship, art, jerking and fucking.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sports are a feeemasonic invention to herd bilk and confuse the goyim

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >middle ages
    probably murder or war whatever you want to call it

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sport has existed for millennia, DumbfuckAnon, but different sports rise and fall in popularity over time.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't the Mayans or Aztecs played some mix of football and basketball?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes and the winner was sacrificed to the gods. Such an honor.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Saggy net just like your mum's tits

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A woman should have saggy tits after 4 kids.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The concept of 'free time' for the working classes is relatively new. It's thanks to the second economy of workers having spending power that the entertainment industry really took off. We're no longer made to work until we drop and/or kept in complete servitude, so in the times when we are not working or sleeping, there needed to be something structured to keep us occupied and not rioting against the ruling class, hence sports.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That'll change once electricity goes up 500x

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because people back then would rather play sport than sit on a couch and watch others play
    You should try that one day you fat cunt

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because sports are a substitute to warfare and also the industrial revolution and its consequences, etc.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The sports were codified in the last 200 years (not exactly invented)

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