Les fous du prince | Jean Dion

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On entendait hier l’expression «mariage du siècle». Il semble bien jeune, le siècle, pour qu’on règle son cas aussi tôt. Il y aura d’autres cérémonies fastueuses, tant que la désuétude d’une institution sera moins importante à nos yeux que notre désir d’être collectivement, en un sens et même deux, (des) fous du prince.”

In Sports, How Much Do Fans Matter? – Henry D. Fetter – Entertainment – The Atlantic

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It is now almost 50 years since Boston sportswriter Harold Kaese observed that “if ever a paradox were true, it is that big league baseball is strictly a business to those who make money off those who think it is strictly a sport.” To which one only add, can anyone still think that baseball (or football or basketball, or hockey for that matter) is strictly a sport?”