Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A man swings a stick at a ball and then runs around in a circle. A group of men run into another group of men while another man either attempts to run through or around them, or throw a dead animal over them. Five people toss a piece of rubber in a bucket by bouncing it on the ground. None of those activities make a lick of sense without context. They would look, to an alien, completely stupid. We only attach importance to them because we’ve been watching them our whole lives. They are normal to us only because they are ours.
So you and I are laughing at curling, but this is only because you and I watch it every four years and therefore only notice its eccentricities. Why are they on ice but not wearing skates? Why are the bagpipes played before every match? Is this the only sport ever invented in which the primary object used in play has a handle? And sweet mother of mercy, what is with all the brooms?” [Leitch/Sports on Earth] [Read more...]