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    SPORTS

    The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test. Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?"

    A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, "A basketball coach?"

    Bits & Pieces, April 29, 1993, p. 22.


    If sports were supposed to be good for you, how come athletes are over the hill at 31?

    Bill Vaughan in Kansas City Star.


    A fishing enthusiast thinks that fish should bite on a fancy lure just because he did.

    Quin Ryan in "Line o'type," Chicago Tribune.


    You may not have noticed but Golf is Flog spelled backward. The Webster definition of Flog, in case you were wondering, is "To beat or strike hard and repeatedly with a cane."

    Brett Blair, Sermon Illustrations, 1998.


    The late Paul Hunsicker of the University of Michigan attempted to discover the answer to the question "What's the toughest sport?" by taking 41 physical activities and gauging their demands in each of the following areas: coordination, endurance, flexibility, agility, balance, intelligence and creativity. His answer? Ballet.

    Chris Wood in Denmark, Wis., Press, quoted by Helen Cordon in Milwaukee Journal.