"But that is the secret, right there. Tedium is both the burden and the gift of cricket. Part of the tension is the tedium. Cricket is to other sports what the slow-food movement is to lunch at McDonald's. Its fans take the long view. They become Patience on a monument. They embrace the joys of delayed gratification. Like bad weather, Latin verbs, and the threat of succumbing to malaria while claiming parts of Africa for yourself, cricket requires the stiff-spine fortitude of the old-school Englishman."
-from The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall