September 22, 2013

Football as Religion?: Dennis Bergkamp on motivation, Arsene Wenger and the love of the game.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:44 PM - 4 comments

I enjoyed this interview. The bit about the two types of players - those who seve football and those who serve their own egos - is pretty revealing, and explains a lot. :-)

posted by owlhouse at 09:45 PM on September 22

Good read, Owly. Thanks for the link. I think in a broader sense most sports are the same. I certainly get from golf what other people seem to get from religion - peace, time to think, inspiration, hope, morality, universality. I imagine that if you're into anything enough it fills that curious vacuum in a human mind.

posted by JJ at 09:23 AM on September 23

Even when I was getting paid to play, I remember thinking that I'd keep doing this for free. It never felt like work, and sometimes, and just enough times to keep me searching, it felt transcendent. I figure musicians and artists must feel the same way. Universal, yeah.

posted by owlhouse at 01:06 PM on September 23

Still my favorite player. Great read.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:53 PM on September 23

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