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If you say I don’t follow Halacha educate me because I follow the Halacha to the letter of the law. I am not being Bal Tosef like other individuals who add their own chumrahs when there is no halachic basis for them.
I am not against Halacha. It is not brought up under any source about the halachic ramifications of attending a sporting events or following sports. For all that critique my posts on this subject, consider this, if most orthodox jewish people are against going to sports venues then why would 60000 Jews be willing to gather in Citi Field, home of the “goyishe”, NY Mets, for the purpose of banning the Internet and why are 90000 Jews attending MetLife Stadium for the Siyum HaShas on Wednesday Night if that building outside of this event also houses vulgar concerts, Jets cheerleaders, Profanity and males who get drunk and take their shirts off? I guess the those who follow the edict of not attending stadiums are willing to compromise their morals and principles if the circumstances are ideal. I get it now. I guess convenience takes precedence over integrity.
That is irrelevant to the context of my post. The problem is that each person is incapable of making their own decisions based on halacha and continue to be ostracized and scolded when they do make a mistake, if they are actually making one.
There is nothing inherently wrong with going to a sporting event or following a sports franchise. If you attend an event does that mean you will ultimately gawk at an immodest woman or start to speak profanity? By that logic we should not be allowed to walk outside nor live in New York City. Don’t we have the ability to make the best judgements for ourselves and if we don’t suffer the consequences. It seems far too often in the orthodox Jewish community, in the post Rav Moshe era, that we attempt to deprive ourselves and every person in our path of making their own decisions and carefully analyzing their actions. If there is one aspect of something someone does not approve of we need to ban it outright, (see: Citi Field Asifa). Is this the way Hashem wants the Jewish community to behave themselves? It is embarrassing to see Jew against Jew, battle over the most insignificant of issues. If a father wants to take his children to a ballgame in order to spend time with his children, why does that concern you? Why is it your business to get involve in affairs that have zero meaning in your life? This is not achdus nor “kol yisrael arevim zeh la zeh”, and just leads people to be rebellious and commit sins they would not normally commit under ordinary circumstances.