From Today’s Zero-Drafting for My Long-Form French Open Piece

Those of us who are really avid in our sports watching hope, I think, to experience something more than simple diversion. Surely I'm not the only one who sometimes sees the endless parade of ostensibly important sporting events as a pretty devastating indictment of the idea of any real meaning to life--"Oh, hey, this person/team won this tournament, let's talk about it for a few days until the next one rolls around, and then we can forget all about it." Just entertainment, as ephemeral and nutritious as cheese doodles or Twinkies. A moment's pleasure, then gone, no greater value, no greater meaning.

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