Ghost has notably expressed his attitude towards sports teams and sports in general throughout his broadcasting career.
Ghost's opinion on sports Edit
Ghost has stated that he only enjoys semi- and full-contact sports, especially mixed martial arts and other combat sports. He regards all other forms of sports as fruity and boring. He seems to harbor an especially hatred towards baseball which he regards to be "as exiting as watching flies fuck".
The most commonly discussed sport in True Capitalist Radio is American football. Ghost has expressed his attitude towards football teams, including a few particular ones mostly on the collegiate level. Ghost originally created the character of Fat Tuna on the show to give gambling advise to people, however this character proved to be short lived as Ghost grew disgusted towards NFL after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up when national anthem was played as a protest towards the treatment of minorities in America. Ghost was disgusted towards Kaepernick's actions which he saw as anti-American and joined the #BoycottNFL movement stating that he will refuse to watch football again until NFL starts punishing players for such actions. It was because of this move that he had to restructure Fat Tuna's role on the show, claiming that the NFL had cost him a job, as his planned segment would've been as Ghost's bookie giving betting tips.
Sports teams referenced in True Capitalist Radio Edit
Oklahoma Sooners Edit
- Main article: Oklahoma University
The Sooners are the main rival of the Texas Longhorns, aka the Red River Rivalry. As Ghost is a former student of the University of Texas as well as being defensive of all things Texan, callers have naturally picked up on the importance of the rivalry as a means of agitating Ghost, sometimes even to the point of him ending the broadcast early.
Texas Longhorns Edit
“Longhorns, baby! It's UT Austin, or get the hell out!”—Ghost, fawning over the Longhorns again
Ghost is prideful of his alma mater and is easily defensive of the University of Texas at Austin as well as it's football program.
Texas A&M Aggies Edit
- Main article: Texas A&M University
The Aggies were UT's biggest in-state rivalry until A&M's move to the SEC in 2012, but Ghost's personal attitude was unknown until his return in 2016, when he expressed disgust at several Twitter names such as TexasAggies4Ghost.
Penn State Nittany Lions Edit
Ghost harbors resentment towards Penn State for it's role concerning the molestation scandal by former coach Jerry Sandusky and the refusal of Joe Paterno to act.
Dallas Cowboys Edit
- Main article: Dallas Cowboys
In the realm of NFL, it seems that Ghost is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, as he has been critical in the past about how they have performed particularly during the 2011-2012 season, where he placed most blame on Tony Romo and a bad performance during that playoff season. This resulted in a few callers and Twitter names that often made Ghost rage hard, even driving him to end a broadcast.
Other Sports events discussed in TCR Edit
In late August 2017, Ghost stated on Gab that he was betting couple of thousand crypto on two-division mixed martial arts world champion and at-the-time current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor winning against the undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ghost theorized that despite his overwhelming odds to win, Mayweather had financial incentive to lose the mach since he could just immediately rematch McGregor and earn significantly more money that way.
Ultimately, despite Ghost's predictions, Floyd Mayweather won the match, launching Ghost into rage filled rant on Gab calling McGregor a "muck shovelling mick".