Snooker left behind as we all demand bigger thrills
Published 22/01/2014 | 02:30
On Sunday night, Ronnie O'Sullivan destroyed Mark Selby at Alexandra Palace in London to win his fifth Masters. The coverage it received in Monday's press did not reflect a performance for the ages in the sport's second biggest tournament.
On a Monday morning, 15 years ago, a display like this would be the talk of the water cooler. Nowadays, the water cooler is Twitter and Sunday night's timelines are dominated by more action-centric sports like the NFL.
Is it that there's more available to us, or have we changed? We are still giving over entire evenings to sport, but snooker has been left behind. In the glory days, there wasn't the option to watch the NFL, Spanish football or whatever else Sky are showing from every corner of the world.