Τρίτη, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2012

ΔΙΑΣΗΜΟΙ ΦΙΛΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΡΑΓΚΜΠΥ / FAMOUS RUGBERS:Τεντ Κέννεντυ / Ted Kennedy




Τεντ Κέννεντυ. Έπαιξε για το Χάρβαρντ. Σύμφωνα με τον Τζακ Όλσεν στο βιβλίο «η γέφυρα στο Chappaquiddick» , σε ένα παιχνίδι του Χάρβαρντ ενάντια στον Σύλλογο Ράγκμπυ Νέας Υόρκης, ο Κέννεντυ το παράκανε και ενεπλάκη τρεις φορές σε τσακωμούς και αποβλήθηκε. Μετά τον αγώνα, ζήτησε συγγνώμη από τον διαιτητή.

Ted Kennedy: Played for Harvard. According to Jack Olsen in his book, The Bridge at Chappaquiddick: "In one of Harvard's rugby games, against the New York Rugby Club, he carried his own 'little extra effort' a few steps too far, getting into three fights and being ordered to the dressing room. After the game, he apologized to the referee." From the ytedk.com site, this: "Once back at Harvard, Teddy made the rugby team. During one match in 1954, Ted got into three fistfights with opposing players and was finally thrown out of the game. According to referee Frederick Costick, Teddy was the only player he had ever expelled from a game in thirty years of officiating. "Rugby is a character-building sport," Costick said. "Players learn how to conduct themselves on the field with the idea that they will learn how to conduct themselves in life. When a player loses control of himself three times in a single afternoon, to my mind, that is a sign that, in a crisis, the man is not capable of thinking clearly and acting rationally. Such a man will panic under pressure."

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