Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Football Is Smart

"In contrast, football, born during the industrial revolution, is a game precisely divided in time and space, played on a regulation grid and according to a strict official clock. Each player has an assigned role, like workers in a factory. It is thoroughly modern.

Yet that is where football's poetry begins: its apparent rigidity is misleading."

This is something like the arguments made in genre theory when dealing with films, etc.

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