Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by NYEagle, Sep 24, 2014.
Great to see Beaver get some worldwide recognition even if they got it slightly wrong in that it wasn't his 1st touch when scoring that memorable try in the corner near end of the game.
Lou Gerig speech after retiring due to Als is one of the best ever heard ;
"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.
When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that's something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body — it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that's the finest I know.
So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for."
The hype behind Jeters retirement is huge, wait till Thursday nights game which will be his last at Yankee stadium, nike and gatorade have already done ads around it.
It's world's apart from how the NRL do things.
That's awesome that beaver made that list! Aussie journo?
Beaver seems very popular all around the world.
but it sounds so much better this way
Well.... It was his 1st touch when he came off the bench on that occasion that he came off the bench.
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