Ireland play England in the Six Nations rugby championship tomorrow. I'll probably be watching it in McGann's near North Station here in Boston, with a (late) full Irish breakfast, coffee, and a pint. The alternative is to watch it on a laptop screen for free via my VPN connection into Ireland, as I watched Ireland versus Italy, but that is not the same type of experience.
It’ll be the last time England play at Croke Park, unless Ireland annexes England, makes it into a county of Ireland, and then England field a Gaelic Football or Hurling team which reaches the All-Ireland final. I don’t think that’s going to happen.
[Of course, London does play in the All-Ireland championships, but London is not the same as England].
The Economics of Empathy
1 week ago