Tuesday 4 August 2009

There is a Gid

Jrod put up the link to Gideon Haigh's address at Oxford, 'Cricket And The Media: The Pantomime Horse'

It's as good as you'd expect, and the opening point about the mediated experience of watching the modern game is superbly made.  The only defence against that experience, I'd say, is to trust the evidence of your own eyes - or at least take note of who's doing the mediating. 

NB: I actually misread the first line. I thought he'd said: 'Cricket and the media... the topic has haunted me since Bopara suggested it'. Now that would have been something...

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