If you ain’t first, you’re last.You can draw in pretty much any proper sport.
I've probably said this five times on here but the 90s and 00s were particularly cruel humour-wise in the UK. Really think that some of the content policing that's everywhere now is partly a reaction against that.Kinda reminds me of when David Blaine went in a glass box without food for a month or two as some kind of magical feat of endurance. His assistant said something like "I don't understand it, every other place he did this he was treated with respect but in London you've got people hitting golf balls at him and somebody hovered a remote control helicopter with a big mac hanging from it just outside the box' - I mean, what is wrong with these people?
If you ain’t first, you’re last.
Think it goes both ways though doesn't it? Like the thing I was asking about with ties.the cultural micro-thread of European disdain for how Americans do sport is something I find interesting. watching any of the american sports from a European perspective provokes this feeling in a lot of people that the americans are doing it wrong. The obvious examples are the relentless ads and the stop-start nature of the sports. It's tied into this broader widely held european idea that people in the US are unsophisticated and don't know what life should be like I think. It's kind of remarkable that this attitude still holds on, I find it pretty clear that its something quite unexamined that is a holdover from a hundred and fifty years ago.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that. Bill ShanklyVince Lombardi: "Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing."
nah, makes perfect sense. otherwise you end up mismanaging the game and losing control. You can't interrupt the flow of play too much.
its not the winning it's the taking apart it's a game of two halves at the end of the day the lads all have 110%, someone pull out that Camus quoteSome people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that. Bill Shankly
third going with the jam band theory of sports: if you're in a groove, let it ride, man!
it doesn't make sense to have a sport regulated by a clock that essentially disregards that clock in deference to the judgement/whimsy of an official. many would say strict abidance to the clock heightens management of the game.