Shortly after the NY Times, now the Financial Times reports about petanque in Bryant Park.
Pierre (aka Pierrot le Breton) indeed deserves cheers for his tireless efforts to convert newbies into passionate players.
The other day I got a call from a charming young lady in NY asking if I had Pierrot's phone number. She was wondering if she had forgotten her camera at the park after taking a lesson from him.
Actually, the same FT reported about La Ciotat, the Lumière brothers, and petanque last month as well.
They even used petanque in a metaphor about President Nicolas Sarkozy (paragraph 8).
There must be some serious boules players among the Financial Times' editors.