Philosophical Rugby

Just like music, were Tango defines Argentine identity or Samba speaks Brazil’s rythm; sports emerge from cultures expressing their influences and virtues. American Football is the american adaptation of Rugby were they’ve created a propietary version of the sport that works perfect for broadcasting TV commercials and it’s focused on technological innovation. Meanwhile, Rugby represents the european tradition of fighting with barely any protections on for the oval ball.

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Right now, the rugby world cup is being held at france. Argentina’s Pumas are this year’s revelation after beating the strong teams of France and Ireland. And the thing it got to my attention about Rugby is how it was perceived by french philosopher Catherine Kintzler:

Rugby is a dialectical activity were you must conciliate the opposites, and the opposition. The movements are opposite within them: you must pass the ball backwards in order to move forwards; and the ball must be kept close and at the same time far away: stuck to your body while running, but released if you are falling after a tackle. That means that all actions are symmetrically oppossed.

Also, unlike other sports, some Rugby teams perform amazing theatrical performances to energize their spirits before playing the game. Such is the case of the world famous New Zealand team: All Blacks and their ancient maori Haka dance. It’s not common to see the notion of Play of theater and sports united like this.

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3 Responses

  1. Hola santiago, cómo estás? Primero te quería decir que soy una gran admiradora de tu página y siempre estoy al tanto de tus acciones en el país como programador y ¿Militante? por la causa de los videojuegos.
    Sueño con algún día ser diseñadora de videojuegos, en la parte artística.
    En el momento estoy trabajando en una monografía que tengo que hacer para la escuela, y el tema que elegí es Los videojuegos y la Muerte, en donde trato de explicar por qué la muerte juega un papel fundamental en cualquier juego y más específicamente en los videojuegos. Tenés algún tipo de información que me puedas brindar? Si querés cosas tuyas o sabés de alguna fuente que me pueda servir. La materia en la que ubico el tema es filosofía.
    Bueno, espero que tengas mucha suerte y que sigamos luchando por darle a los videojuegos el espacio que merecen.
    Ah, también soy muy admiradora de las historietas de tu hermano, siempre me sacan una sonrisa n_n.
    Nos vemos!
    Con amor, Lucía.

  2. […] Philosophical Rugby: Just like music, were Tango defines Argentine identity or Samba speaks Brazil’s rythm; sports emerge from cultures expressing their influences and virtues. American Football is the american adaptation of Rugby were they’ve created a propietary version of the sport that works perfect for broadcasting TV commercials and it’s focused on technological innovation. Meanwhile, Rugby represents the european tradition of fighting with barely any protections on for the oval ball. more on gamesareart.com. […]

  3. No había visto este post.
    Creo que es meritorio compartir esto con la teleaudiencia 🙂

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