Townsville Futility

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Series Begun:
2013-12-07
Series Updated:
2015-07-21
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"What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport" -Albert Camus

Stories concerning the Townsville Futility sportsball team, their fans, managers, message-track and the search for meaning in a cold unfeeling universe.

I would like to thank all the other writers using the "Sports - Fandom" and "Sports RPF" tags who work tirelessly to put this work in the most artistically statisfying and absurd of possible contexts. Thank you.

Notes:

Everything has been done before.

http://www.smbc-comics.com/?%20id=3067#comic

http://puckling.tumblr.com/image/69038550636

Edit: IRL!Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks is now my offical favorate existential sport-playing person ever. Look at this:
http://nebulia13.tumblr.com/post/69511427207/awkwardsituationist-chicago-blackhawks-captain
EDIT: 9/100/2016 that link is broken. see the first image in this gallery instead:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/chi-jonathan-toews-stanley-cup-canada-photos-photogallery.html

Giant cups mean nothing to a man who stares into the abyss.

EDIT! 29/4/2014
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/25
EDIT! 4/8/2014
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/35
EDIT! 31-01-2015
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/65 (the perfume ad! I'm half convinced that I'm posting comix and suffering amnesia)

 
This is what I think sportsball looks like. But what do I know?
http://media0.giphy.com/media/2WPs4RVq6sV0s/giphy.gif

EDIT!27-09-2014
Slant'sPartner has made me aware of Camus's football career.

Edit 7-11-2014. New York Jets' general manager John Idzik filibustered all sport forever in October, and consequently no more sport may be performed for procedural reasons. The greatest sports-related press conference possible:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-gm-john-idzik-press-conference-transcript-article-1.1989504

Oglaf has answered the question: what if the futility was sexy
oglaf.com/semifinal/

EDIT! 07-05-2015. Its over. http://pippenpaddlopsicopolisthethird.tumblr.com/image/117709520139

EDIT! 14-05-2016 this cartoon is also very good and almost gets it:
http://the-toast.net/2013/08/05/a-cartoon-about-sports/
"The fundamental uncertainty is what makes sports a poignant microcosm of life and (to me) way weirder and scarier to rely on for entertainment than fiction"
But at the last it refuses to embrace the Absurd.

 

EDIT: 08-11-2017

"The crowd cheered and joined together to sing the Night Vale school song `You walk with me, you walk alone under an indifferent dust-filled sky' "
116 - Council Member Flynn, Part 3, Welcome to Night Vale

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