I think people are sick to the back teeth of actors and have a deep need to see the real thing. Blokes fighting for money with, as one commentator put it, "No mercy!!" under fairly humane conditions due to the modern audience being a bit squeamish.
That might be the visceral attraction of porn. Campaigners against porn have just found a respectable way of studying a lot of it.
In our snooker a Chinese guy getting into the last 8 creates a 300 million audience in China. They go off the scale if he gets into the final.
Some of us are dreading England reaching the final of the World Cup. We fear the population might go mad. Not that there's much chance but the team hasn't been chosen yet and the hysteria has already caused the Prime Minister to bang his fist on the table forcefully.
I loved that first snap. It happening while I was still giggling over the coin toss debacle was endearing. Did you catch Manning's expression as the ball went past his right ear.
The score was the equivalent of a 7--1 at a Wembley Cup Final. Which, I think, is unheard of.