Tuesday, July 26, 2011

To find Identity?

Lets us now discuss music. Lets say that the music world consists of Classic Music, Opera, Folk Music and Chorals. And that was it, all finito and the end?

Nope, this is not the way music looks like. Music is something that evolves over generations and by generations. If music would have been static we would not have had Jazz, Rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, Rap and so one... Music evolves over time in new forms and provides the new Young generation with new identities that defines them towards older generations.
Good stuff I think.

I say it works more or less in the same way with sports. We have a bunch of ancient forms of sports like Football, Hockey, Wrestling, Track and Fields and so on. And newer generations has brought along things as wall-climbing, skateboards, snow-boards, wind surfing or X-games. Perhaps this "cultural" development is not as fast and clear as in music? It probably depends on who and what regulates the "governing bodies" and maybe in some cases, this most likely might be rooted in the school systems we have?  Perhaps the "educational construction" has a tighter hold on sports as they have on music? Or could it be something else?

Anyway, in this particular reasoning is where we find a possible idea behind why Floorball so fast have been able to gain full recognition by the IOC. Even if many of the delegates that run the IOC perhaps are a bit more mature and belongs to another generation as many Floorball players, they are still clever enough to understand that new generations also brings along new sports. And for the sake of full interest in future Summer Olympics it is important for the IOC to catch the audience of the future too. So identity over generations is a crucial component of what this is all about.

The only matter of concern I have with this reasoning is if we now must compare Floorball too Hip-Hop too?
And is the beat in Hip-Hop fast enough?

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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!