Losers' speeches do not generally become competitors who want to be champions.
All great sporting double acts must one day end, the magic finally extinguished by age and its degenerative impact on athletic talent.
There will be 220,000 people at this month's Cheltenham Festival, including a fair number of famous racing enthusiasts from other sports, but you will look in vain for Harry Redknapp, even though he is a long-standing owner of racehorses.
Courtney Lawes looks set to miss the rest of the Six Nations with a leg injury sustained during England training in Loughborough this week.
After the brawl, the bruises.
Keith Pelley has not taken up office as the European Tour’s chief executive yet but will already have learned the willingness of key stakeholders to offer advice.
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s hopes of returning to the heptathlon next week – in what would be her first multi-event competition since winning gold at London 2012 – are in the balance after the latest stage of her comeback offered more questions than answers.