What Sport Tells Us About Life

Ed Smith. By the same author Playing Hard Ball On and Off the Field What Sport
Tells Us About Life Bradman's Average, Zidane's Kiss.

What Sport Tells Us About Life

What Sport Tells Us About Life

There is a huge category of sports fan: people who love a bloody good argument. Sport makes them think, engage and argue. Given that people already take sport so very seriously, and at such an intense level of enquiry, then Ed Smith concludes we should draw out some of sport's intellectual lessons and practical uses What Sport Teaches Us About Life gives us a rare glimpse into the world of sport as seen from an extraordinarily keen, and closely-involved observer. In one chapter Smith extols the virtues of amateurism in today's professional world; in another he explains why there'll never be another sportsman as dominant as Don Bradman. He unearths the hidden dimensions of England's 2005 Ashes win, examines the impact of the free market on cricket and football, argues that cheating is not always as clear cut as it might seem.

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What Sport Tells Us About Life
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Ed Smith
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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Language: en
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Pages: 64
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Pages: 424
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