Imagine that you’re one of the first colonists on the moon. Go ahead, enjoy the feeling. Now, add in your love of big time sports. What happens next?
If you’re lucky, you might get to watch the big game beamed to the moon especially for you.
If you’re not lucky, no game.
Let’s get real. The only way someone will send you the big game is if there is money in it for them. After all, major league sports is no longer about the sport; it’s all about the commercials.
If the population of the moon is less than 100, or 1000, or 10 000, oh heck, if it’s less than a million, why should a sponsor send you the transmission?
Wait a minute! That’s the wrong logic.
Even if there will a hundred million people on the moon, why would a sponsor want you to look at their commercials?
Because you would be buying their products.
Let’s face it. There’s little chance you’ll find any Nestle products on your moon-shelves.
Now let’s look at sports in the other direction.
What are the chances that YOU will be playing those sports on the moon? Or anyone else for that matter?
Pretty much zippo. For one thing, you’re going to need room. And as we’ve already covered, there isn’t going to be much room up in space. I know, sounds crazy, but there it is.
For another thing, all the rules will have to change. After all, gravity on the moon is less than on Earth. A lot less. Baseballs and golf balls will travel kilometers. In a rugby scrum, a single player might be able to pick up the entire scrum and move forward.
So, what will you do up there on the moon?
There’s cards, maybe some chess. Perhaps you can enjoy some virtual wrestling, or even real wrestling. Finally, there’s going to be the most interesting sport of all.