Archive | December, 2008

Silence was broken by a dog barking outside the packed stadium

“This was one of those sporting occasions which transcends a game and makes bolder statements about humanity……………….during one of Donald’s earlier, and also crucial, kicks, the silence was broken only by the barking of a dog from outside the stadium.” This is an excerpt from an extraordinarily well written piece by a Kiwi, Martin Moodie, […]

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Not that You Won or Lost but How You Played The Game

I found these beautiful words in my parents house in Dublin, Ireland. Who wrote these words? Does anyone know who wrote this? Grantland Rice, Alumunus Football, Only the Brave and Other Poems (1941) seems to be credited a lot however, my old graphic letters version says Newbolt (would this be Cardinal Newbolt)? I’ll post the […]

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Portuguese Players Shake Englishman’s Hand After He Scores

A BBC Radio interviewer asked the late Cissy Charlton (mother of Bobby and Jack) about the 1966 England v Portugal World Cup semi final (which England won 2-1), she said: “22 good sports men. They played football as you like to see it played. And the crowd was good. They were a really good crowd. The English […]

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Welcome to The Great Moments of Sportsmanship Club!

Dedicated to sportsmanship. Immerse yourself in sportsmanship. Read about it. Watch it. Talk about it. Share it. Tell your story. Get other stories. Be part of the next edition. Join the club that appreciates and encourages sportsmanship. Definition of Sportsmanship sports•man•ship Pronunciation: -ˌship Function: noun Date: 1745 : conduct (as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and […]

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