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Applebasket Entry, 2014

Submitted by: Jeanni Blume

I always liken bridge to sports, during the Olympics I stated, "If you made a terrible mistake in bridge at least you didn't break any bones." During soccer season I yell "Scorrrrrrrre!!" when they get the big bonus. During beginner lessons I tell them, "Learning bridge is like football practice, you throw the ball, you catch the ball. Now here comes the other team, competitive bidding."

"Leads are like baseball, you pitch and the catcher tells you what to do next since he can see the field."

"If you are not keeping score it's like poker without betting, or golf on the putting green, you are practicing."