Category Archives: Sport

Book Review: Walter Tevis~ The Hustler

It’s a disappointing thing to have to say in a book review that Tevis is unknown but the film with Paul Newman is a classic. He also wrote ‘The Color of Money’ and he’s unknown for that as well. So! … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul McGrath~ Back from the brink: The Autobiography

Paul McGrath’s autobiography is a must read. It’s honest, brutally honest and oh-my-god honest. McGrath was brought up in a children’s home where discipline was ‘robust’. As a black boy, in racist Catholic Ireland, McGrath suffered tremendously. His natural athleticism … Continue reading

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Stage Winner: Tour de France

Expectation embraced him, Ethereal forward movement knowing His moment. The peloton glowed on the Empty road, a heavenly glow. A road; surfaceless; frictionless. Exquisite athleticism. Supernatural being in and on a bike Human fragilities disappeared Transcended into a new dimension … Continue reading

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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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