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Thursday, September 10, 2015

the latest Sunbeams....a selection

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.  --Elayne Boosler

The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It’s nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It is about doing things in style, with a flourish.   --Danny Blanchflower

The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.  --Phyllis Diller

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.   --Kin Hubbard
He’d long ago given up hope of finding a country anywhere in the world where it was safe to tell total strangers that he had no interest in sports whatsoever.    --Greg Egan, Zendegi

One cannot bring up boys to be eagles and then expect them to be sparrows.  --Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting.  --George Orwell