As streaming has rocked the television industry, one media mogul has gone against the trend by spending big on live broadcast rights. In a recently released interview, he revealed the key advice from News Corp. (NWS) Founder Rupert Murdoch by way of Oracle (ORCL) Chairman Larry Ellison that led him to do it.
The gist: Go all in on sports.‚Äú‚ÄėIt's the biggest thing ever,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Allen recalls Murdoch having said to Ellison. ‚Äú‚ÄėIt's the true religion of America: sports. That's what we love, and we are religious about it. And it's a great business. It's a phenomenal business. And it will continue to be a great business.‚Äô‚ÄĚ...
I just did a quick search "Sermons by Topic" here at SA and did not find sports as a listing. I checked 'football' and did not see it either. Exercise is listed as a topic. I guess this means that sports is a 'sacred cow' that preachers will not touch. I hope it also means they are concentrating on what James calls, 'true religion' which is caring for widows, and I would call your attention to 1 Timothy 5 where the Bible gives us clear guidelines for them.
Absolutely true. Sports play on men's emotions and drive for competition and success, which is how God wired us. But we take what is good and do what is not good with the gift...story of mankind in a nutshell.