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Why I love football

Let's start with debunking the view that “football is stupid”. There is a Borges quote that says something like “football is popular because people are stupid”. Well, Borges said many brilliant things, but this is not one of them. I have been rereading “Gödel, Escher, Bach” (if you do not know what I am talking about, sorry, go look) and some of the characteristics of intelligence seem to be (this is copyright by David Hofstadter): to respond to situations very flexibly; to take advantage of fortuitous circumstances; to make sense of ambiguous or contradictory messages; to recognize the relative importance of different elements of a situation; to find similarities between situations despite

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