Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Bloody Football

I should have been doing the housework but my country needed me, so I sat down and watched the England game instead.

The more I see of this World Cup the more I'm confirmed in my opinion that football is the dullest game on the planet.

I watched the wome's tennis final at Eastbourne on Saturday. Justine Henin-Hardenne and Alexandra Myskina contrived between them to do something amazingly athletic, skilful and exciting every thirty seconds or so. By contrast the whole 90 minutes of the England-Ecuador game threw up four of five such moments.

Why is football the world's game of choice? Why does David Beckham make more money than Justine Hardin-Hardenne? Why do people invest so much emotion in a sport that delivers so few thrills?
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