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The grandeur and excitement of the Olympics stirred the blood of men and women across New York City.
JAZZ rhythms stirred the blood of the boys and they played with some great men including the tenor saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, but the music of their upbringing didn't roll the tills, so they switched to R&B and then the disco sound, scoring a series of big hits.
Town should be content with a point from a derby which never stirred the blood and will not live long in the memory.
But it is not the kind of revival which has stirred the blood.
A magical run of three consecutive birdies on four, five and six stirred the blood, only for a bogey on the last to rob him of the below-par score he desperately wanted going into the last day.
There he was, the archetypal amateur, peerless paladin of the track: even 50 years on, the sight of his muscle-melting, heart-searing last burst for the line stirred the blood - yes, Roger Bannister making history with the first four-minute mile.