Category Archives: Sport

An Australian golfers priorities

A Catholic priest, an Indian doctor, a rich Chinese businessman and an Australian professional golfer were waiting for a particularly slow group of golfers in front of them. The Aussie fumed, ‘What’s with those blokes? We must have been waiting … Continue reading

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Peter Crouch: Stoke City superstar

“…Peter Crouch is essentially a humorous player, a 6ft 7in (2 metres) centre forward made of elastic bands and old deckchair parts who resembles less a real-life Premier League all-star than a satirical cartoon of an English footballer produced by … Continue reading

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The MCC, social-class and English Cricket in the 1960s

The MCC* ruled English cricket with an iron fist in the 1960s. County cricket administrators were a version of the MCC, using their social-class and status as Gentlemen to control cricket. Professional cricketers were regarded as social inferiors because they … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods on white male golfers

“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.” Chris

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Paolo Maldini: a great Italian defender

In football, successful defenders can be a nightmare for [gambling] statisticians. During his playing years for Milan and Italy, Paolo Maldini averaged one tackle every other game. It wasn’t because he was a lazy player; it was because he didn’t … Continue reading

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Peg Solitaire

Such a childish puzzle Jumping pegs over the nearest neighbour Guessing, muddled wrong moves Whatever possessed Mum to persevere? Sheer determination I guess, Whilst we’re watching TV Mum had the Solitaire board on her lap. There was much frustration. After … Continue reading

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Two Yeshiva Jews celebrate a goal

“it was only when he heard one mutter to the other, ‘I don’t like it Myer- they’ve scored too soon’ and the other reply, ‘I know, I know’; that he understood the significance of their sitting hunched and quiet amid … Continue reading

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