The r i se o f ‘ sp or t s’
We’ve all heard of esports but ‘sports’ are now on the up
Invented in 1953, football is played with the feet. It was rebranded as ‘soccer’ in 1994 when socks became mandatory after an outbreak of verrucas.
Rugby is a live-action metaphor. It speaks of the importance of gathering eggs for one’s social group, then incubating them in a nest of powerful thighs.
This alleged ‘sport’ began as a mod for the older ‘sport’ of sword-fighting. Players would slash away at an opponent until one of them fell into a big hole.