Social Utility reconsidered

Posted by on Oct 24, 2007 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments


A former girlfriend once suggested that men – me included, no, me specifically – would be prepared to watch any sport on TV – particularly if they can do so with other men. Today’s discovery is international beach cricket. What worries me is that people have paid good money to gather together and watch it live. And drinking so much beer that they’re doing it all again this winter…

Oh, yes, I’m watching a repeat of the Jan 07 series on Sky. Loser, like the lady said.


  1. Marty
    October 26, 2007

    I think your former girlfriend is onto something. Though I might mention that a lot of men (me included) would watch alone. In a sense we’re still part of the group as we watch (virtually)and then later recount (in person).

  2. Mark Earls
    October 29, 2007

    Think you’re spot on there, Marty. Wonder how we could check this hypothesis?

  3. Marty
    October 30, 2007

    Just keep watching sports. I think it requires many more hours of sports and beer. Many many more hours.