Read of the Day: Can Football Be Art? Really?

Arsène Wenger intones softly (for once) about “football as art” — and whether we care for him or not, most of us genuflect at the idea. But as with most sports, superior technique is built in early childhood, or not at all, while technique for a visual artist can keep on improving well past 70. So can the “art” of football ever be what we understand art to be — a transcendent expression of emotion forced through intelligence? Or is it just the stuff of young freaks? (Brian Blickenstaff/The Run of Play)

(Image: Graffiti in Barcelona. Image credit: hebedesign/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.)

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