Leisure & Culture, Philosophy, Sports

More On Soccer, Politesse, and Rage

Yesterday I wrote a long piece jumping off of Brian Phillips’ thoughts on sports-fueled-rage. He’s responded (to me and two others) with several clarifications:

The point is that you’re going to the game because it makes your life richer and better—whether by making you feel something, making you laugh, making you sob, showing you something about yourself, scaring you, or yes, giving you explosions of happiness—and that if it’s making your life smaller and worse, something is wrong. It can, and should, make you angry sometimes. Just not always and not by default.

The rest is here.

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Conor P. Williams writes and teaches in Washington, D.C. Find him on Facebook or Twitter. Here’s his email. Here are his credentials.

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