Why am I here?

They ought to change that rule!

It’s a complaint heard from spectators of many sports – sometimes when their teams are losing, but also when they’re frustrated when they see something on the field that they perceive as contrary to the spirit of their sport, or at least not a legitimate part of it.

This blog aims to explore what constitute the fundamental aspects of individual sports, how sports can change their rules to improve what we see, how these changes reflect prevailing cultures in sports and the societies which surround them, and how attempts to change can go awry. Continue reading