The Conspiracy Theorists of the Sports World

Over the weekend, QB Geno Smith tweeted to the public in a statement that claimed the following: “I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this...” Hopefully readers will recall Kyrie Irving’s thought-provoking public address of his faith in the Flat-Earth conspiracy (as opposed to a round Earth that society and the government says exists).

Smith and Irving are no amateurs. Irving, current Boston Celtic, claimed last November that he had done his “research” and came to the conclusion that he doesn’t buy into the mainstream media’s notion of a global Earth. And Smith even extended a courtesy of self-education to the world when he followed up his tweet with an advisement for people to “do some [homework]” to discover the truth. These pioneers are not alone, however. WWE wrestler AJ Styles admitted there are “some things about [the theory] that make sense.” Even foreign sport professionals are getting in on this awakening. Former England cricketer ‘Freddie’ Flintoff revealed last year that he was coming around to the ideas of his favorite podcast called the “Flat Earthers”.

Some reporters claim this is a publicity stunt, others see these men as delusional, but the insightful few recognize that these athletes may be revealing something credible.

It was only 2 years ago when, rapper, B.o.B engaged in a Twitter war with, astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson over whether our world is round or not. Some scholars consider that day “The Day the Earth Stood in Only 2 Dimensions”. Ever since that online beef happened, the conspiracy theory has lingered.

Who’s to say the planet isn’t flat? It would explain why Columbus Day is pushed down our throats in grade school. It would also explain why renowned scientific authorities like Tila Tequila have backed the theory. This is definitely something that merits an investigation. In fact, there’s an argument to be made that researchers should look even further down the rabbit hole (that goes nowhere because there is no Earth’s core).

Perhaps we should look into other conspiracies from individuals in the world of sports. NFL Defensive End, William Hayes, believes dinosaur bones are planted by archeologist because dinosaurs never really existed. Former wrestler/football player and current potential presidential candidate Dwayne Johnson thinks aliens exist. LB Manti Te’o claims he had a girlfriend even though deep-state obstructionists used the media to convince the masses otherwise.

This world is composed of many mysteries. Athletes, as well as those other celebrities with likely brain damage, should be able to speak their minds. Who knows? They might just be on to something.