QUestion from Funambulist 4/8 10 :37 pm:

I have never heard you mention an affinity for any team sport, yet team sports constitute an important element in some of your work. How important (if at all) do you think sports, or athletic competition, is in general to human society?

Jack's answer:

I cant answer that question specifically, I dont have an opinion.
Personally, I used to like college football; was very much interested in it. In the 20s and 30s, college football really had some romance to it, with the coonskin coats, guys with ukeleles, hip flask pockets, you know, and flappers-
I like baseball, but I dont like professional football, or basketball, or professional games of any sort..

Question:
Do you think team sports provide an outlet of some sort?

Jack's answer:

I think that amateur team sports, well, even the professional ones, provide a focus for the district which they represent, but I dont have any really original theories about this, everyone else probably has the same notions
I invented a couple of games, for fun, hussade, particularly- one time I was told that up at the University of Washington someone was going to start playing hussade! But nothing ever developed ... Ive heard a lot of half-hearted references to getting the game in motion, but again, nothing has ever occurred.'



Question:
Do you think that sports are inevitable, in a certain sense, because of something in the make-up of any human society?

Jack's answer:

I dont have any real theories, in this regard I wouldnt argue one way or the other.