Thursday, 23 August 2012

Sport is the Perfect Fiction


Sport is the perfect fiction. We build the sets, we set the rules. We ensure that each play has a beginning a middle and an end. We guarantee that each story has triumph and tragedy.

And then it writes itself.

Sport toes the line between fact and fiction, self-contained and endlessly renewing.

The racers are voracious readers wanting to get to the end as quickly as possible, impatient characters wanting to learn their fate.

2 comments:

  1. Stephen: Love this provocative interpretation of sport as a fact/fiction hybrid, one that is endlessly renewing. The racers too as "voracious readers!" Class.

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