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    No sex for Sterling Moss

    Sterling Moss, the great British Formula 1/sports car driver, advocated not having sex the night before a big race. But I can't remember his reason why. Sterling had some unusual quirks. He took all his silver trophies, had them melted down, and made a heated, silver toilet seat out of them.

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    wats so strange about that?
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    dont worry be happy ????

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    Stirling is a typical British eccentric. He was the original `I'll do it my way ' He currently drives around on a 40mph scooter and yet probably has the pick of a few nice motors. Stirling and Enery Cooper are 2 of this countries all time sporting greats.
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    i saw ,Enery lose to casius clay, as he was then at the arsenal soccer statium way back when ! i cryed too !!
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    I never considered that fight a loss really. Enery had him good and proper on the canvas out for the count. And that was when Cassius was in his prime!.
    I reckon we had ourselves our first british world heavyweight champion that day and no one will persuade me otherwise.

    Hey I just re-read your post. You were actually there!?......wow I have been looking for a vhs copy of the fight for over 20 years
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    true,true,but i think it broke Henry.
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    i dont think there was sutch a thing as vhs then you might have more luck with Pathe News film footage.
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    I think your probably right on both counts. Enery was never quite the same after and his eyebrows were just about finished anyway. For a gentle giant he certainly had the killer instinct. Unlike so many of our other HW fighters ie Bugner etc.
    Re the vhs I guess you are right but I cannot believe somone hasn't put it onto vhs yet with all the other memorable fights.
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    wasnt he a green- grocer with his own shop? is he still alive? i dont follow the sport any more.
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    Yea he is still alive and looks pretty good for his age.
    He was on the tv just the other day with a new advert for something or other. The trouble is all the 30 year olds or younger say `enery who?' so I can't see him being a very effective marketing tool anymore.

    Do you remember the aftershave advert for Brut? Enery had to say ` Splash it on all over' I thought he looked and sounded so pathetic it was a tragic way to end such a fantastic carreer to be reduced to doing embarrasing adverts
    I think his brother or father was the grocer. You can't tell the 2 brothers apart and I think Enerys brother boxed too.
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    glad he,s alive & well ,good bloke ! also saw jack london fight @ wembley , same era cant remember who he fought ,but he lost , he was a fat slob, obveously just there for the purse!
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    yea there were quite a few of those in that era. After Enery we had no one of consequence coming through in the heavy weight division for many years. Even Bruno was a joke.
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    Originally posted by trmcgeehan
    Sterling Moss, the great British Formula 1/sports car driver, advocated not having sex the night before a big race. But I can't remember his reason why
    In the past, wasn't abstinence in preparation for a major event pretty common? It was felt that sex weakened or cause the participant to loose his edge.

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    yep I think it was generally thought that a frustrated sex drive would give you more energy and drive .
    Glad I'm not a top sportsman. I could give up sex occasionally but I could never stop eating Yea!
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    Originally posted by earleybird
    yep I think it was generally thought that a frustrated sex drive would give you more energy and drive .
    Indeed! Irritability and a grumpy disposition should not be mistaken for energy and drive.

    PS. I get it! Enery! as in Enery the VIII!

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    OTOH, Paul Hunter, after a bad session at the Embassy a year or two ago, went to the hotel and snogged his girlfriend between sets. He then went back to the Crucible and won his match.

    To each his own, I guess.

    Cheers...Gary

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    They used to joke that Sean Kelly wouldn't have sex in the week before a race, but that as he raced every week, he was married for 4 years before he slept with his wife!
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    screw that (literally!)...take it when you can get it boys. but admittedly, i turn down my girlfriend on race night too...
    keep the rubber side down!

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