Sunday, August 29, 2004

How sport is like Religion


Hands Across Europe
http://slate.msn.com/id/2105796/
Euros can't get enough of team handball.

Well, I grew up with handball. I played it in school (everybody did). A good friend of mine used to be assistant coach of the national team (after being a succesful player for years). It makes sense to me.

On the other hand, American football, baseball, softball, golf, and NASCAR make no sense to me, and I tried hard to understand what's the point, what are the basic rules, why is everyone so excited about something I find boring... I guess sport is like religion - you are born into it or it is very difficult to acquire later in life.

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