Sport is as much a religion as any other form of group get-together. You have every walk of life joining in the ritualistic worship...with the every-now-and-then attendees, the everything in moderation lot and then extremists that give the group a bad wrap to any outsiders looking in deciding if they would like to join in. Spiritual realms, physical realms, philosophical realms, realms of beauty worship, educational...etc etc, can be applied to any gathering. 'Don't yuck my yum' - taken from the T.V. series 'Happy-ish'
Brisbane visual artist