Thursday, October 30, 2008

Football and Philosophy via Embedded Video

Last week's football:

The other team won 30-6; Sean got another big kick return for a TD and that was the 6 points. (Sean is #14 in maroon, just to remind relatives and friends who are probably the only ones who might actually watch JV highlights). They're hoping to do better this Friday. Their team has one of the toughest schedules in southern California, so the varsity power rating is going up even though the team is losing games.

"Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator."

– Pope Pius XII,
Sport at the Service of the Spirit
July 29, 1945

On a different note,

Dark Star -- a spacey sci fi parody by John Carpenter from 1974, but this part was kind of classic:
Bomb Phenomonology

Or just read the transcript

While we're talking about philosophy, this TAC spoof Elmo vs Aristotle also appealed to my family's strange sense of humor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The football video is terrific, and I love the papal quote on athletics. I haven't had time to look at the rest yet. :-) I'm about to head to bed.

The Headmistress of the Monkey House