By: rupert.fallows | September 01, 2019
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Category: Tactical Awareness
Ed Smith, What Sport Tells Us About Life
The first thing a coach can do in any sport is to provide a defensive structure. Attack and flair, which rely more on instinct, are harder to sytematize. But defence is more a question of alignment and tactics - which means that even a quite a small degree of thinking and planning can make a big difference.
Three-peat is an amazing, radical, glorious word. It is at the same timetestimony to the malleability of the English language and to the habitof continuous invention and reinvention by the American people.For some exhibitors of sporting prowess, it’s not enough to winback-to-back victories, to repeat their success. They go one better,winning three-in-a-row, the three-peat.For me, the fact that three-peat is the addition of a suffix to a wordthat immediately conveys the meaning of the word while also conveyingthe root of the inspiration is almost too perfect.It feels as natural as the progression of billion to trillion, andbigger to biggest. It also illustrates the inventiveness of US sportingjournalism, that it can concoct these words and make new additions –like ‘winningest’ for example – to an already vast lexicon of sporting descriptors.Long may it continue, or repeat.