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    Cool The Gipper

    May a "gipper" be understood as somebody that is deceitful. It's a tough word seeming coming from to gyp, but I am not quite sure. Anybody can confirm it, please?
    Not such a referential context; I can only say it's one of four nicknames for salesmen offering Bibles in a movie. "The Badger", The Rabbit, The Bull, and The Gipper. No more saying on them.

    Really grateful

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    Cool Re: The Gipper

    Any help please?

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    Re: The Gipper

    "The Gipper" was the nickname of George Gipp, who was once a star football player at Notre Dame University. Gipp fell ill, and legend has it that as he lay dying, he told coach Knute Rockne that any time the team was feeling low and seemed to have the odds stacked against them, they should get out there and play with all of their might and "win one for the Gipper."

    Knute Rockne used this anecdote as a motivational speech for his team once, and it was then later used in a film about Rockne, and has since become a cliche for anyone whose future looks bleak and they are thinking about quitting. Someone will invariably tell them to go back out there and "win one for the Gipper!"

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