The playing wall of Eton

Waterloo was won here. Via Oxblog.

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  1. Sounds about as exciting as the NBA has become, with not much less scoring.

  2. Add players on broomsticks, and you have Quiddich.

  3. The author’s last point is essential: “Boys like rough games.”
    My brothers and I used to play a game called ‘touchdown.’ Basically every play was a goal line stand. In effect, we started off crouched face to face and then collided like rams. A score was for the offense to get by the defense (though, really, the score didn’t matter). The teams originally were my two brothers v. me (when I was a teenager and they pre-teen), later we graduated to one on one.

  4. F. L. Olmstead - The Curmudgeon says:

    The author of the article speaks of the outcome of the game being primarily “mud, toil and sweat.” How reminiscent of another sturdy Brit who could only offer “Blood, sweat, toil, and tears.” Would there were still more of Sir Winston’s ilk on both sides of the pond today. Though it sounds as if the game might tend to breed the type.

    The Curmudgeon