More Than A Game, Less Than A War

THERE ARE SPORTS WHICH CALL forth the most primal emotions in order to exorcise them for the good of the community — sports which make lesser men wonder and cringe, and old women pick up a frying pan — sports which proclaim a national character unchanged by time and politing circumstance — sports which sort of make me wish I was the sort of man who plays them. Forged among the Orkney Islands where men wrest their very living from the hoary North Sea …. Ba’.

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1 comment for “More Than A Game, Less Than A War

  1. 2010.12.15 at 2352

    By coincidence, just did some info sipping about medieval Euro games. Work hard, play hard, die young… unless the Vikings, Romans, Normans, famine, plague or wolves get you first.

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