Does anyone know of Alumnus Football: Only the Brave And Other Poems by Grantland Rice?
- johnslatLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are the lines most people recall:
"For when the One Great Scorer comes
To mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost -
But how you played the Game.
-- Grantland Rice, "Alumnus Football," last two lines, Only the Brave and Other Poems"
Click on the second link for "Vanished Country" by Rice.
Click on the third link for Grantland Rice--narrating perhaps the most famous sports 'match race' of all-time...SEABISCUIT vs. WAR ADMIRAL...November 1938...Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
Click on the fourth link for Grantland Rice's "The Four Horsemen"
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. "
Here's another poem by Rice:
"Two Sides of War
All wars are planned by older men
In council rooms apart,
Who call for greater armament
And map the battle chart.
But out along the shattered field
Where golden dreams turn gray,
How very young the faces were
Where all the dead men lay.
Portly and solemn in their pride,
The elders cast their vote
For this or that, or something else,
That sounds the martial note.
But where their sightless eyes stare out
Beyond life's vanished toys,
I've noticed nearly all the dead
Were hardly more than boys.
~Grantland Rice"Source(s): http://www.search-famous-quotations.com/sports-quo... http://www.potw.org/archive/potw374.html http://www.potw.org/archive/potw374.html http://archives.nd.edu/rockne/rice.html