Tim Blair reports on The Guardian’s George Monboit’s attempt to save the world by abolishing sports – being an obviously unsustainable and useless form of mere entertainment:
"Perhaps we should recognise that some sports are simply too wasteful to be sustained. It is, after all, just entertainment. Can we really live with the idea that we might destroy the planet for fun?" [Yeah, sure, why not - ed]
Monboit offers a singular alternative to all known sports:
"For years a group of us struggled to find a sport that everyone could play. The young men were happy with football, but women, children and older people got hurt in collisions. We tried hockey, with disastrous results. Cricket and rounders lacked excitement. Then someone suggested ultimate frisbee and we have never looked back ...
It’s a great sport - I don’t why it isn’t played more widely."
If he’d done a modicum of research, Monboit would have known that Drunka and Billy Bob have been collaborating as planet saviors for quite a long time now.