Originally Posted by watson
I agree with you, but I can't help it.
For me sport is just as much about 'art' as it is about stat's and winning.
Or to put it another way, I'd rather watch Brazil play a 0-0 draw using 'beautiful football', than watch England grind out' a 4-nil win by merely banging the long-ball up-field from the half-way line.
And incidently, if Victor Trumper or Archie Jackson batted like Chanderpaul we'd all be saying, "Victor and Archie who???" because they would have disappeared out of peoples imagination by now.
Thats true Watson and its a good point. I would add that if Trumper or Jackson played beautifully but didn't score many we wouldn't recall them either. The art will get you remembered but runs get you selected in the 1st place.