Unseen Academicals - Discworld, Bk 37 Author:Terry Pratchett The wizards at Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things -- wisdom, magic, their love of teatime -- but athletics is most assuredly not on the list. So when Lord Vetinari, the city's benevolent tyrant, strongly suggests to Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully that the university put forth a football team composed of facult... more »y, students, and staff -- or lose the funding that pays for their nine daily meals -- the more-than-usually-at-sea UU wizards find themselves in a quandary.
To begin with, they have to figure out just what it is that makes this sport of foot-the-ball so popular with Ankh-Morporkians of all ages and social strata. Then they have to learn how to play it. Oh, and on top of that, they must somehow win a football match without using magic.
And the thing about football -- the most important thing about football -- is that it is never just about football.« less