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Tegnapi BSG rész:  Sam, aki profi sportoló volt,  egy riporterrel beszélget még Capricán.

You’re on pace to land in the hall of fame some day. But you still haven’t won a championship and now the c-bucs are in a rebuilding year. If you don’t get to hoist the cup before you retire, will you consider your career to be incomplete?

Well, right now, I’m just, uh, focused on getting stronger and helping out the team any way I can. Um, I… Yeah.  Hmm. Look, you want to know the truth? I don’t really care about the stats or the cup or the trophy or anything like that. Um, in fact, even the games aren’t that important to me.  Not really. Is the perfect throw, okay? Making the perfect catch. The perfect step and block. It’s perfection. That’s what it’s about. It’s about those moments when you… When you can feel the perfection of creation. The-the beauty of physics. The wonder of mathematics. You know, the-the elation of action and reaction. And that is the kind of perfection that I want to be connected to.

Mondom én, hogy creeepy. Lehet, hogy RMD Fed-fan 🙂

Csakhogy értsük, hogy miről van szó, Fed interjú, 1996-ból:

“I know that I can’t always complain and shout because that hurts me and makes me play worse,” he said. “I hardly forgive myself on any mistakes although they’re normal.” He looked in the distance and said almost to himself—“One should just be able to play a perfect game.”

Playing a perfect game—that’s what motivated him. He didn’t want to just defeat opponents and win trophies, even if he liked the idea of becoming rich and famous or both, as he admitted. For him, instinctively, the journey was the reward and the journey involved hitting and placing balls with his racquet as perfectly as possible. He seemed to be obsessed with this, which would explain why he could become frustrated even after winning points. He didn’t want to dominate his opponent in this rectangle with the net that fascinated him—he wanted to dominate the ball that he both hated and loved.

Kár, hogy elérni a tökéletességet sokkal nagyobb feladat, mint legyőzni az ellenfelet. Samnek is félig robottá kellett válnia, és bele kellett repülnie a napba, hogy elérje azt.

Ööö, őszintén remélem, hogy Fed egyiket sem tervezi 🙂