Great White Hope


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Great White Hope

1910 personification of white peoples’ aspirations for a white heavyweight champion. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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GREAT WHITE HOPE Durham and England star Ben Stokes
Coral have cut the odds against the new Great White Hope of British tennis winning Wimbledon this year from 300 to 250 to 1.
IT says something for the future of British tennis when one of the commentators gives your Great White Hope a good whupping.
After inadvertently injuring boxing world title contender Pete Wright, he's sensationally installed as the new great white hope.
Scotland's Great White Hope, desperate to prove value for a new deal, still can't quite believe how he blew a gilt-edged chance in the midweek FA Cup replay victory over Bolton.
All this sniping represents a touching bit of nostalgic bluster that one would have thought the Afrikaner opinionmakers had been disabused of by now: namely, that they "coulda been contendahs" if only their Great White Hope had the cajones to do what was needed.
As for the Great White Hope thing, I've not really thought of it like that, to be honest.
Already heralded as the great white hope, Gray's explosive running game and all-round skills have set him apart from a young age.
Enter protege Tommy 'Machine' Gunn, played by John Wayne's great nephew and real-life great white hope, Tommy Morrison.
State Of Play is now a 12-1 chance for the Gold Cup and his trainer warned: "Maybe he will be the great white hope of Wales coming up the Cheltenham hill.
Jones is well known for his stage and film roles as well as voice work in notable projects including "The Lion King" and "Star Wars," and performances in "The Great White Hope," "Fences" and, most recently, "On Golden Pond" on Broadway.
Unbeaten Larry Holmes' defence of his title against great white hope Gerry Cooney was on at 9.