I'd guess so drs. At least with the mention of cricket too. Football (soccer) has just got so monied these days. Cricket
I could still for example remember the Clive Lloyd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Lloyd era when the West Indies
were so dominant.
I seem to get more and more doubtful about marveling about it though. Sure I would say "Wow" as say Chris Gayle crashing six sixes the other day.
But maybe if I was fit enough, I'd get more out of hiking. There are things I could not see as a child that maybe I'd appreciated more
if I'd had the right head at the right time. This particular one still does have nice childhood memories for me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuillin
I was talking just yesterday with my mother about paths we knew when we lived in Wales. How to walk down "Bogey Lane", the magnificent oak tree in Bodysgallen, how to cut across "The Nant", etc. I'm only talking a small area of a couple of miles here but there were paths you could find.
One crossing the Nant is full of bracken - sort of 6 feet tall stuff. But there is a clearing where you look down and maybe two miles away you see this place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_David's_College,_Llandudno. You can sort of think spots like that are your own secrets but of course other people know them too,and maybe more...
My mother could talk me through walking down the (I think) Hinwood Road in Westbury on the England/Wales borders when she was little. My grandmother apparently knew every flower down there. And sometimes I really do as an older person that learning just what is there in nature can be more that say pondering how someone kicks/bashes a ball.
It's taken me years but:
yet I tell you that even Solomon in all
his glory was not dressed like one of these.