You say you didn’t know the Rugby World Cup is going on even as we speak? Love the article about how, despite two losses, the American team has big plans to popularize the sport. Yeah, sounds vaguely familiar to the longsuffering US chessplaying public.
Anyway, surely you’ve seen the Haka. The All Blacks, New Zealand’s team, opens every match with its Maori ceremonial war dance. It’s quite striking. Very primal. And I love the way the other team faces up and waits respectfully.
Maybe there’s hope for sports yet.
Side note. As Adidas made this commercial, non-rugby fans (which would include me) may have seen the Haka before. What you may not have caught is the Gingerbread version, which is mercifully much shorter…