Friday, 22 July 2005

A real spin doctor

While we're talking about human achievement, greatness and tall poppies -- well, as I was doing anyway -- I came across this wonderful piece of writing in (gasp) The Herald as I sought coverage of the long-awaited Ashes cricket series.

Plucked from the Independent, it is a wonderful tribute to a remarkable man, Shane Warne, and entirely free of what I expect to see shortly in the comments below, what Chris Lewis described as the crab bucket mentality. Whatever you have ever thought about Shane Warne, read this piece. It is a magnificent tribute.
Sportsmen salute his competitive courage. Spectators rejoice in his artistry. In an age of reason, he chased the wildest of dreams.
Marvellous stuff.

3 comments:

  1. What did you expect to see in the comments. He's a remarkably talented cricketer, but unless he's started a new career as a high-end male whore his sexual habits aren't of interest to me.

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  2. N.B. Recent research (http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/thinker_quiz/research.shtml follow the links)
    indicates that men who are anxious tend to have more sex - implication? That Warne, surprise surprise, could have performance anxiety about being in a new country, team, etc environment. Possible. Just possible

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