Storey does the
cleanest dramatic writing to be found nowadays and he is unabashedly for purity
in any consideration of sport as well. Nothing nettles him more than the likes
of pseudo-experts who popularize sociological theories about sport. "Some
idiot was on television the other day carrying on about athletics as a
substitute for tribal warfare, fighting in the wilderness or something. To
blanket the whole of sport under reversion to primitivism is a romantic notion.
A lot of psychology is very sentimental and reactionary. It is an attempt to
preserve the myths of the past and make people conform to them. They call it
normal. I say that I am moved by someone who feels that life is so important
that he is driven to live it at the extreme."