Monday, June 9, 2008

Cap Question

We got a comment on our board (thanks AdamK!) about "caps" and where they come from. Well, who better than Urecognized Academic Source Wikipedia to explain!

This is excerpted from the entry on Cap (sport) on Wikipedia:

"A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap (meaning an item of headgear) to every player in an international match of Association Football; however, the act of awarding a cap is now international and is applied to other sports ...

Actual caps are not usually given any more (caps for friendly matches still exist, and each player gets one cap per international competition), but the term "cap" for an international or other appearance has been retained. Thus, a cap is awarded for each game played and so a player who has played x games, for the team, is said to have been capped x times or have won x caps."

To see some caps in action, you can check out our video from last year about DaMarcus Beasley at Rangers - he talks about the caps around the 4:29 mark:

Parts 2 and 3 still to come!


AdamK said...

Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated.

Terrence said...

I hope part 2 and 3 are coming out soon! I never forgot that I never saw them. Any chance on giving us a date on when?

Alejandro said...

Yo blogger. Stop confusing the people with false information. Part 2 of the Beasley thing did come out (shortly after part 1). It was part 3 that was never aired (since he got injured right before it was going to).