The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121207 Message #2643974
Posted By: Uncle Rumpo
29-May-09 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Violence in sports.
Subject: RE: BS: Violence in sports.
hmmm.. well.. but then its not usually the meek mild gawky speccy kids
who eagerly voluntarily elect to consent to playing macho aggressive dangerous contact sports..???
I loved the thrill of the strategic off the ball behind the refs back tackles when I was 12 years old,
but was so disapointed and angry when my school games teachers discovered I was too short sighted for them to continue
to let me playing playing rugby..
bugger.. I had no choice then but to eventually become a swotty folk musician..
slap up feast at Lord Snooty's gaff when we win the cup !!!
[ok, serious point: the recent BBC documentary hosted by the ex Tory politician Hesaltine on our inate human facination with violence
is well worth a download]