The headbangers’ ball comes at a high price
Muscularity, extreme strength and ‘courageous’ foolhardiness are almost always prized attributes in modern sport. Most intelligent observers know that the freakish brawn and the inevitable ensuing agony come at a high price; it’s just that they’d generally rather not acknowledge it.
Much of the time, the staple diet of Sport At 7 (RTE Radio 1) consists of anodyne interviews with plámásing GAA figures and diplomatically tightlipped rugby coaches....
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