Category Archives: Sport

A Golfing Joke

Miguel and Wesley were playing golf, but were blocked by a two women. The women were great golfers, but playing very slowly. Finally Wesley decided he had to say something. “I’ll walk ahead and ask them if we can play … Continue reading

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Sir Philip Magnus School: The 1950s weekly games lessons appraised

I’ve written how I truly hated the weekly sports lessons on a previous occasion.* Summer was bad enough, with cricket and its incomprehensible rules. Winter was worse. Every week I waited, for the coach to turn up. Often I stood … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tim Harford ~ Messy: How to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world (2016)

Britain had a TV show whose catch phrase was, ‘The computer says no’ and it reflected a stifled uncreative world. It satirises the mechanistic attempt at deleting risk from everyday life looking for monochrome ‘perfection’. A hideous uncreative world doomed … Continue reading

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Velodrome Racing on ‘Walls of Death’


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A football match between God’s team and Satan’s team

A border dispute erupted between heaven and hell. God invited the devil for negotiations to resolve the dispute. Satan proposed a football match. God agreed immediately saying, “The heat must be affecting your brain don’t you know all the good … Continue reading

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A Lester Piggot* joke

Lester Piggot was discussing race tactics with his horse’s trainer. The trainer said that this is his absolutely worst horse. It had lost 23 races in a row. After the race began Lester was 30 lengths behind after a furlong. … Continue reading

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British Sporting Hypocrisy: the Zola Budd Incident and Others

The Olympic motto ‘Swifter, Higher, Stronger’ is meant to spur the athletes to embrace the Olympic spirit and perform to the best of their abilities. The Olympic Games ideal is athletes competing in a spirit of competitive endeavour. The Berlin … Continue reading

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It pays to be a slip fielder

Joe was dining in a fancy restaurant and was secretly admiring the woman at the next table. But he was nervous. Suddenly, she violently sneezed and her glass eye came flying out. He caught it adroitly and handed it back … Continue reading

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Too much information

A married couple were golfing when she asked: “Honey, if I died would you get married again?” “No sweetie.” “I’m sure you would.” “Okay, I would.” “Would she sleep in our bed?” “I guess so.” “Would you let her use … Continue reading

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Book review: Annie Duke ~ Thinking in Bets (2019)

Gambling fascinates me and I like stories associated with gamblers. Kerry Packer is an endless source of pleasure for me. He was famously irritated by a braggart in a Las Vegas casino who wanted everyone to know he had a … Continue reading

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