Sir Eski Kanka hates most things I like and our choice of newspapers is no different.
So just to annoy him again I've found a lovely piece in the Guardian today by Marina Hyde on various things that should not be considered a sport.
Hyde of course offends many out there and there is no way I agree with all of her conclusions but some of her stuff is priceless.
On gymnastics: "Child abuse with points"
On skateboarding: "Failure to grow up is not a sport"
On golf: "The obvious lunacy of considering something at which you can win despite being relatively old and fat allows us to dismiss golf as a pastime"
Excellent stuff. Hyde goes on to dismiss darts and snooker not to mention judo and motor racing. She has quotes Linda Smith's dismissal of that great Scottish event curling as "housework on ice".
Fortunately football is considered a sport by Hyde but I did like her finding one great anti-football quote that could only come from someone from the good ole U, S and A.
"Chuck Klosterman once wrote that "to say you love soccer is to say you believe in enforced equality more than you believe in the value of competition and the capacity of the human spirit.""
With a name like Chuck can there be any doubt that he wouldn't hate the round ball game.