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Old 11-17-02, 05:18 AM   #1
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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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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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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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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.

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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!
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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...
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