Monday, June 30, 2008

The Best Way to Learn

They say the best way to learn is to involve yourself in something, so to learn the sport of cricket I invested in a 10-pound copy of Brian Lara Cricket 2007 for the old Xbox 360. Actually go out and play cricket? Perish the thought. A video game of cricket? Heck yeah!

Cricket seems like a great game in theory, much like baseball is a great game. It's the kind of game you enjoy watching live, having a chat with your friends and a beer and some unhealthy food and sitting out in the sun and generally enjoying yourself. Cricket seems like this (except a game can take five days). Plus it's subtle. It seems like a sport of subtlety. Kind of like the Go of sports, if you will. Complex and incomprehensible to the observer.

I haven't taken it out of its wrapper yet, but I'm looking forward to some quality time learning how to play the most mysterious of sports.

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