"Sport: where we all find our inner idiot"

"The social role of sport is to provide an outlet for intelligent people to behave like brainless people"

... Nothing is achieved outside the game; noone is wiser or can add a benefit to the world beyond the fury of the struggle.*

Here here, Robert Nelson.

Thursday's Age has a review of an exhibition, the Basil Sellers Art prize, where Robert Nelson eloquently describes the function of sport in Western Culture. I'm still trying to find and online reference that I can link to. But he very eloquently describes the middle classes fascination with gladiatorial contests.

I dream of the day when art and sport get equal footing in our media.

*Robert Nelson, page 16 the Age 13.08.2008

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