Hunting Heritage, Before Political Correctness
In light of the heated news, social timelines, and ever worsening political correctness, we noticed one author asked the question “Will it ever come again”. Tom Keer’s “When Nearly Everyone was a Hunter” featured in Sporting Classics Daily asked just that question. He was referring to the golden times of sportsmen, and our hunting heritage.
Making an exceptional connection between sports and sportsmen, Tom brings us back to the era that by today’s standards, established the hay-days of the sportsmen. “Back in the day there was a subtle difference between an athlete and a sportsman. During a season, any season, just about all of us played sports. In the fall it was football, in the winter it was basketball or wrestling, and in the spring some of us ran track while others played baseball. In between practice and games we were sportsmen.” – Tom Keer – (See more at:http://sportingclassicsdaily.com/when-nearly-everyone-was-a-hunter/#sthash.CE7JV3Wx.dpuf)
It wasn’t just athletes that openly recreated on farms, land, and ranches, and released media around their second life, but early everyone in the spotlight of that time, even Hollywood stars. Unimaginable in this era due to the political correctness that now envelopes our culture. But there is more to this piece that is simply reliving or revisiting the glory days for Tom. It doesn’t just place liability on political correctness, but explains that, it might not be completely over. While PC might put a damper on any media surrounding both hunting and fishing, athletes and Hollywood stars alike still enjoy that second life….read more below.
Feature Image: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig stand with a hefty game bag http://sportingclassicsdaily.com/when-nearly-everyone-was-a-hunter/