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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting."

George Orwell, The Sporting Spirit

http://orwell.ru/library/articles/spirit/english/e_spirit

I tend to think that the emotional collectivism of sport is rather a more harmless substitute for darker, more dangerous emotional mass movements.

But with Orwell in you corner you are in good company with your opinion.

by IM on Sat May 10th, 2014 at 12:06:15 PM EST
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