Re: [OM] The 7-14's take on Rugby

Subject: Re: [OM] The 7-14's take on Rugby
From: Andrew Fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:10:25 +1100
Ah, then you misunderstand entirely, there is an inspirational context  
missing from your life and an explanation would first mystify and then  
bore you.
Suffice to say that at a domestic level it speaks to the need for  
tribal rivalry and at an international level it's writ large - war by  
other means.
In other words, serious business.

Very serious -
"Everything of value that I learned about social and moral  
obligations, I learned from football." Albert Camus (once goalkeeper  
for Oran).
"In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the  
opposing team." (Jean-Paul Satre).
"I don't play against any particular team, I play against the idea of  
losing." Eric Cantona (mon Dieu!)
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death but it's  
much more serious than that!" Bill Shankly.

Last weekend United beat Liverpool - I cannot begin to explain what  
that means.
Andrew Fildes

On 26/03/2010, at 2:56 AM, Mike Lazzari wrote:

>> Well, er, it's an 'International' football game.
>> I realise that as a murkin, you may have difficulty with that
>> concept.:-)
> No Andrew, it's the concept of millions of people watching tiny little
> ants run around on the grass (or the tele) that I have difficulty
> grasping. Apparently a universal phenomenon not just a Merikin  
> thing. In
> fact the Merikins are generally rather subdued and don't usually kill
> each other over it as that would require either putting down the
> beer/chips or the remote.:)

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