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I Think I Am An Academic Lesbian

Give sport a chance. You might even enjoy it | The Times
Simon Barnes
You’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of sport about this summer and you’re probably aware that there’s going to be an awful lot more over the course of the next 16 days. And perhaps you dislike sport. Perhaps you rather despise sport and the people who enjoy it. Perhaps sport simply overwhelms you with a baffled indifference. Perhaps you believe, along with Miss Jean Brodie, that for those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.
This could be the moment to realign. This could be the moment to give sport a chance. So now, as the Olympic Games are about to get into their ineffable stride, I present my cut-out-and-keep guide to sport. Let’s call it “How to enjoy sport even if you’re a woman, an intellectual, gay or any combination of the above”.

Thanks Simon - I prefer to consider myself as just not stupid, gullible and ovine.



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