Few, if any, countries have as rich and diverse a sporting heritage as the UK. The truth is that Great Britain invented many of the world’s most popular games today – including the planet’s favourite sport football. But as far as the country itself is concerned – the fooling events all deserve a place in an all time top ten sporting moments of the last half a century:
Have you ever been lucky enough to experience the fun of a San Diego sports bar while the big game is on? Well, the atmosphere is loud, fun and exciting even if the home team is losing! The other year I managed to get to the GameDay sports bar at Sycuan Casino to experience this for myself. Being from the UK I didn’t really understand the game (give me soccer or basketball any day of the week) but what I did enjoy were the people, the atmosphere, and the supporters camaraderie. Oh! And I also enjoyed all the fun American football themed things around the walls and ceiling, so I thought I would try to find some of my own…
Spreading rapidly from downtown New York through the European capitals and now looming as close to our fair city as Aberystwyth and Bristol, the social table tennis bug has already shaken the established nightlife of cities across the globe. With bars like Varsity Roath and Porters already prepping the Welsh capital for the outbreak by arming their premises with tables, we at Cardiff City Table Tennis Club believe it won’t be long before the phenomenon makes a significant impact on our city. To make sure you’re ready we count down the top ten spots around the world to find that winning combination of drinks, friends and a sport that anyone can play.
Like any such list – trying to decide who the top ten Rugby League players of all time are is a subjective business. But we’re going to have a go anyway! Who you would include on such a list will depend a huge amount on which hemisphere you’re from and how old you are. So to make matters a little more simple, we’ve decided to restrict it to UK players only. This precludes mention of players from down-under, obviously. So it’s only fair to point out that Australia is still really where it’s at for Rugby League – as much as this kind of thing may stick in the craw, somewhat, of UK fans. But the facts speak for themselves; Great Britain’s Rugby League side hasn’t won an Ashes test series against Australia now since 1970.
So a few of the great Australian names of yesteryear such as Reg Gasnier, Bob ‘Bozo’ Fulton, Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns, Frank Burge, Clive Churchill, Graeme Langlands, Arthur Beetson, Wally Lewis, Herbert Henry ‘Dally’ Messenger, and John ‘Chook’ Raper deserve a special mention. So now we’ve acknowledged the Australians, let’s have a look at what could be the top ten UK players:
Sports are for obsessed athletes to prance around for our general entertainment. Oh, and they often embarrass themselves in the process. Here are the ten best sports memes of all time.
Part of me feels a little sorry for kids growing up these days, because when I was a little brat growing up, there was something that today’s kids will most probably never get to experience, and that is youth clubs! Now it can’t just be the UK that is seeing more and more of these sorts of after school activity clubs closing down, and that is a shame because it was at one of these after school clubs that I got to play my first ever game of table tennis! But these days you can play the game anywhere in video game form, but that means people might be missing out on all these…. Continue reading
Golf is not one of those sports I have had the pleasure of playing. Despite having many different golf courses that are local to me, I have just not had any want or will to play it. But that was before I heard about the joys of “Golf Carts” You see I just didn’t fancy lugging all those gold clubs around in that heavy-looking back and can’t afford to hire my own caddy. But I might well be encouraged to join a local club if I get to drive around the course in one of these bad boys… Continue reading