Sports the View from the Bar
A typical Saturday evening at the local Sports Bar, where to
sit where could be the best place for you to watch the game,
any game Hockey, Baseball, Basketball,Boxing, UFC Mixed
Martial Arts. Why and how we choose our seats says a lot
about what type of sporting fan you are diehard or just
there to enjoy, as well as why the owners place the
televisions where they do how they layout their space.
These business’s take a lot of time to place there
televisions in an aesthetically pleasing position for their
customers enjoyment and pleasure. This is how Slack
and Wise describe a concept of “cultural space: a space
unique to a particular way of life, articulation, or
assemblage” (137). How much effort goes into preparing
a space that encompasses what different groups are
looking for the diehards sitting at the bar closest to
the action as well as the service best seat in the house
for them. The social sports fan farther back so that they
can watch at a distance but still spend most of their time
communicating with others in their group.
There is I am sure a perfect seat for each of us where
we can be as close with an event as well as close with those
enjoying it with us. This area is as much a part of each person
as it is with the group and their needs as a whole. Business’s
understand this and cater to as many groups as possible to
make sure no person or group fells as though there is no place
for them in the Pub, Sports Bar, Social club.
Slack, Jennifer Daryl., and J. Macgregor Wise. Culture & Technology: A Primer. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. 135-47. Print.
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