Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I wonder if, in the early days of association and rugby football, there were a load of old farts reminiscing about day-long village matches, muttering that the flashy attractions of the 90-minute code were all very well if they attracted young players, but shouldn't take attention away from the subtleties of kicking the living shit out of 200 people from the opposite side of town while wrestling over a severed Danish head.
I only ask because Mike Brearley has a series on Radio 4 at the moment about Indian cricket, which sounded like it was going to be interesting, but has in fact been taken over by his general project of boring the pants off everybody about 20/20 not being real cricket. Call me mister rootless economist guy, tell me that all I care about is money, but face facts; if there is a new game which is more exciting and more fun to play than your old game, then the strategy of emotionally blackmailing people into paying lip service to the old-fashioned version is good for one generation at most, and trying to coerce them into it by manipulating the rules is a certain recipe for decline.
this item posted by the management 1/27/2009 03:42:00 AM