In their day they’d have run 100ms in under 10 seconds and shot 43 points in a game. Not only that but they’d be able to tell you everyone’s stats across the PGA tour, the Tour de France, the IPL, the NRL, the Champions League, Formula One and the WBC.
If they’re not still out there doing it, they’ll be coaching it, or watching it from the sidelines, or on TV. (That’s still devotion.) On their bookshelves you’ll find Wisden right alongside every sports biography that’s ever been printed. And behind that there’ll be some autographed shirts.
So, we reckon play into their hands. Give them a gift that’ll commemorate their achievements and celebrate their passion. Howzat?!