watching football


Football As The Iliad

a: Watching football ~
b: watching live battles from the Iliad

What: "Watching football is like watching live battles from the Iliad, only (for the most part) without the blood-Achilles, Patroclus, Hector and all the rest strain, in my silly imagination, trying to stretch their bodies, in a ferocious battle, all the way to a glorious death."

Writer: Laurie Fendrich
Date: Jul 31 2011 12:09 PM

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