David Barash attacks spectator sports. Norm Geras fights back:

If the enjoyment of spectator sports is so mystifying, why is it that people who impugn the intelligence of those who enjoy them are so short of intelligent arguments against their doing so? Why may David Barash, or anybody, enjoy watching ballet or go to the theatre without having dumb questions like the ones he asks piped in his direction? Why is going for a walk something I must do instead of, rather than as well as, going to Old Trafford? What's so great about smelling a flower? I've got nothing against it, but I wouldn't like to do it for the length of time I would like to, and do, watch England playing Australia at cricket.

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