Simon Barnes wrote his last column for The Times last week and it is one of the best pieces of sportswriting I've read in a very long time.
Barnes discusses the meaning of sport; why we play it and why we love it. It's one of those articles you really need to read in its entirety to fully appreciate how excellent it is.
If you don't have a login to The Times, a quick search of 'Simon Barnes' on Twitter will quickly find you what you're looking for.
In his piece, Barnes tells an anecdote about playing cricket with his son and concludes:
Make sure to read his full piece.