"The sophistication of modern sport workd against freakish solo-domination. In skill- centred sports rather than purely physical sports, some records are virtually unbreakable"
"There truly was a time when great men were greater -but human progress means those days witll never come back, there really will never be another Don Bradman"
Which is immensely sad. It seems like blokes need high mimetic heroes today more than ever.
From 'What Sport Tells Us About Life" by Ed Smith. If you fresh insight into sport,or life for that matter, because sport is really a mirror for everyday life, you should read it.
This also puts the arrogance of planners into sharp focus. It's not that most are genius strategists, it's just that others are even less good.
My career in a nutshell..........