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Modern sport thrives on drawing together four elements: tribalism, home ground advantage, civility and aesthetics. The goal is to attract attention and participation while avoiding feral on-field carnage. At the elite level of play, taking the first option is the only option. For the player it comes with the chance to escape, recover, and go again. The four founding elements can open up new fields of play and attract new players.

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ALL WAR IS OVER UNTIL THE NEXT ONE

SOLD THE DUMMY is not surprised with Donald Trump's election victory. My essay, How Great Is The United States noted, "At present we are living in tumultuous times that favoured his paradoxical campaign." Smart, and a born hacker and shin kicker, he relished planting improvised explosive devices in a sinking playing field. If Osama Bin Laden was still alive he would be impressed with the game plan. Building the walls he says he will spells danger, as is showing the door to anyone he dislikes. His goal of eliminating uncertainty is where the seeds of totalitarianism lie...Edward Hopkins

A NEW TASTE OF FLESH AND GLORY

The lyrics, "Dear landlord, Please don’t put a price upon my soul," has stayed with me ever since I first heard them sung by Bob Dylan. At this later stage, I can sense the words merging even more with my own lengthy journey. Music has always held sway within the souls of people. Sport has also found its way into the souls of people, nowadays more than ever. Why sport matters (and matters to me) begins in concepts of homeland and fair play. Edward Hopkins