Friday, July 16, 2004

Nerdling Olympians

I've already admitted that I don't think sports are particularly important, but this article in Slate on the definitions of sport was a decent read anyway. My personal inclination is that we consider things to be sports if they can be traced, through some tortured connection, to physical preparation for battle. I'm willing to debate that, though.

Confession: I was never on the math team like the Slate author, but I was on the UIL literary criticism team, which had less traditional nerd cred and was infinitely more twee.

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