Cliche of the Week 59 – Legend

August 22, 2011 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Legends, the essence of brave histories, are created daily in the worlds of sport, music, motoring and civil society.

Globally, legends are reported about 1800 times a month in music, soccer, gold, baseball and in the cinema. Australia and New Zealand have legendary status across rugby, soccer, cricket and horse racing.

Legendary Test five-eighths Mark Ella and Stephen Larkham believe Wallabies selectors cannot afford to leave Matt Giteau out of the 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.” (The Northern Territory News, August 17)

“The team have entered both Roly Dixon and Kiwi rally legend Mike Marshall, who is making his first-ever off-road race start.” (The New Zealand Herald, August 17)

“She (Poppy Olsen) relished the opportunity to ride with American skate legend Tony Hawk.” (Wentworth Courier, August 17)

Soccer: “The rebirth of the New York Cosmos, a once-glamorous American institution, brought us legends Pele and Eric Cantona.” (The Straits Times, August 17)

“It’s been 29 years since the psychedelic soulman (Sly Stone) last made a record, but one spin of “I’m Back! Family & Friends” establishes that the funkified 60s legend is still relevant.” (The New York Post, August 16)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.


 Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale, a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008


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