If nothing else, that clarity makes sports a healthy form of escapism.
Maybe, somewhere in our current favorite object of escapism, there is an obscure hunger to confront these hard facts.
Not only is it the finest form of escapism yet invented by humans—even including laser tag, opiates and Temptation Island!
escapism es·cap·ism (ĭ-skā'pĭz'əm)
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.