This post over at Lawyers Guns and Money descends into awesomeness in the comment thread, as the great generals of history get characterised as football coaches.
What, Ghengis Khan’s record doesn’t count just because he was in the Eastern Conference?
On the other hand, when Alexander played the sport was integrated: Europeans, Africans, Persians, Indians – all got to take part. Napolean was facing a more circumscribed talent pool
Not true – Napolean famously played away games in Egypt and Syria, and wanted to play in India but those stuck up Brits wouldn’t let him.