Project 365 – 15th May 2010

Posted: May 15, 2010 in Project 365
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Day 104 – Ladies Day

Football has a lot of interesting histories to it, it actually doesn’t refer to a game that is played by kicking a ball with ones foot, rather a game that is played on foot, as opposed to the horse-riding sports played by the aristocrats in the old days. Sports know as ‘football’ in their popular areas include American football, AFL, Gaelic, Soccer, Rugby League and Union, to name but a few. The earliest civilisations had varieties of games with footballs but in the middle ages attempts were made to ban the game in various parts. In Scotland kings thought it distracted people from practicing archery, which was needed for war.

Schools were responsible for games becoming more civilised and the advancement in transportation meant games between schools were easier to organise. This led to the modern versions of sport we know today. I have left out parts specific to the different codes but thats just a few interesting football facts!

Quotes:

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck – Don Schula

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it – John F Kennedy

If two hitherto rival football teams, under the influence of brotherly love, decided to co-operate in placing the football first beyond one goal and then beyond the other, no one’s happiness would be increased – Bertrand Russell

You really don’t want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. – George F. Will

“Before the match [against West Ham] my daughter said: ‘Beenie the horse wants to sit next to you by the drinks holder on the touchline’. It is difficult to tell a seven-year-old: ‘This is the Premiership, I’m known as Psycho and I’m a hard man’.” – Stuart Pearce

Richard Keys: “Well Roy, do you think that you’ll have to finish above Manchester United to win the league?” Roy Evans: “You have to finish above everyone to win the league, Richard.”

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society – Vince Lombardi

I certainly didn’t think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football. – James Cameron

Oh and for some footie photos from the weekend see http://www.flickr.com/photos/keating18/sets/72157624070901476/

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