I used to play pool now and again, but not snooker. Did have a go on a table once, but it struggle to even get a ball to reach the other end of the table. I used to watch Pot Black on BBC2 in black and white, where snooker heroes were first formed. All odd characters – but not as larger-than-life as wrestling.
I don’t really know why I like watching snooker. I suppose, like cricket, it slows you down, adjusts the internal pace at which we live our lives, which is a good thing. We tend to overclock*.
Jesus did say ‘take my yoke upon you’ and went on to say ‘for my burden is light and my yoke is easy.’ When he said it, I thing there was more than a hint of Isaiah’s observation that ‘those that rest in the Lord shall renew their strength… and rise on wings like eagles.’
Read it for yourself. I think it is not a suggestion, but an order. The same as insisting on the sabbath.
There you have it. Almost a scriptural imperative to tune in to the Masters at The Crucible.
* Wikipedia definition: Overclocking is the process of making a computer or component operate faster than specified by the manufacturer by modifying system parameters.