April 19, 2008

Miller's tale

There used to be a joke that an intellectual was somebody who could listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of the Lone Ranger. Perhaps a more contemporary version would be somebody who can hear the words The Crucible without thinking about snooker.


At April 19, 2008 6:48 pm, Blogger Sean said...

Certainly not Stephen Fry, at the Crucible for a reading of The Ode Less Travelled. The first thing he did was launch into an encomium to the game, in a place, he said, where "elements are forged."

I feel quite moist that Hazel Irvine's barely a mile from where I'm sat right now.

At April 25, 2008 1:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year, the World championship coverage tells us snooker's iconic venue is about to close for a refit or even rebuild. But it never does, possibly because the sport is even more skint than Sheffield City Council and can't afford anywhere better.

Although with so many Chinese players in the draw this year, perhaps they should follow other sports eastward. Shanghai now has a cricket league with interest in occasional Pyongyang friendlies, according to yesterday's Telegraph.

Guille Tomas

PS any chance of the Spanish FA having a last minute brainstorm and pulling out of Euro 2008?

At April 28, 2008 2:38 pm, Blogger Sean said...

Not so, Guille. The Crucible did indeed close last year, whilst a new roof was fitted to the building. It will close again, after the finals, for a comprehensive refit inside and will reopen in time for the 2009 championship.


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