In 139 years of Scottish Cup finals, Dundee United vs. Motherwell in 1991 was unquestionably one of the most thrilling. Not simply because of the seven goals or Darren Jackson's last-minute score that forced extra time, but because Motherwell goalkeeper Ally Maxwell played with two cracked ribs and a perforated spleen.
Near the end of his comprehensive look at one of Britain's great acting clans, Donald Spoto quotes its most famous -- or notorious -- member, Vanessa Redgrave, speaking with characteristic plainness: "Interviewers continue to ask about the Redgrave dynasty. 'But we are not a dynasty,' Vanessa replies quietly. 'We are a family.'"