Gipper

one for the Gipper

An action taken in honor of someone else. The phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." I heard your staff really worked hard to meet the last sales goal before you retired—one for the Gipper, I suppose.
See also: Gipper, one

win one for the Gipper

To do something in honor of someone else. This set phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." Let's work hard to meet the last sales goal before Jim retires—let's win one for the Gipper!
See also: Gipper, one, win
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They hearken back to his sunny disposition and his hale, hearty image as 'The Gipper'.
Welsh trainer Williams may also be among the winners at Newcastle, with The Gipper having a good chance of a hattrick despite carrying top weight in the Handicap Hurdle (3.10pm), while Philip Kirby's Northern Girl may also be able to land another of the Handicap Hurdles (4.20pm) later on the card in the north east.
'What 'the Gipper' had in mind, however,' said Peter Navarro, in his best-selling book, Crouching Tiger, 'was not decisively defeating the Soviet Union on the battlefield.
Upper Saddle River, NJ, January 19, 2019 --(PR.com)-- "We are very pleased to announce that Rodger has joined the Board of Directors, where his expertise will be a key asset," said Jerry Gipper, VITA's Executive Officer.
The five-year-old caught the eye when second to The Gipper on his handicap bow at Lingfield and can build on that effort under in-form Rex Dingle.
The Gipper can bring up his hat trick in the starsports.bet Handicap Hurdle.
The Gipper, another lasttime-out winner, boasts rocksolid credentials under a 7lb penalty in the Jim Hibbs Christmas Handicap Hurdle (2.50) at Ffos Las, where conditions are certain to be extremely testing.
When Knute Rockne implored the Fighting Irish to "Win one for the Gipper" in 1928, it was at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The star player supposedly told his coach: "Someday, when the team is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell 'em to go out there with everything they've got, and win just one for the Gipper."
He did what he could, buying individual clubs from charity shops, cutting them down to junior size and putting a mattress on the garage wall and strips of carpet on the floor so Tony and younger brother Gipper could hit balls.
We are determined to be your partner and we are intent on working closely with you in a spirit of co-operation." So with the Gipper's words of hope perhaps we can recover.
As with a lot of sports movies based on real life, it played a little loose with the facts, including that "win one for the Gipper" speech that may or may not have actually happened.
In a word, athletes -- think George Gipp (the Gipper), Lou Gehrig, Dale Earnhardt -- achieve immortality, the same elusive stuff Achilles sought on the battlefields of Troy.
VITA Executive Director Jerry Gipper says the newest efforts to manage SWaP (size, weight, and power) on boards are contributing to changes within the industry standards and vice versa.