Oftentimes the word Love is frowned upon in sports as being "wimpy or not applicable". Check out what the Pope was telling the thousands of youth gathered in London:
"I ask each of you, first and foremost, to look into your own heart. Think of all the love that your heart was made to receive, and all the love it is meant to give. After all, we were made for love."
"Every day we have to choose to love and this requires help, the help that comes from Christ, from prayer and from the wisdom found in his word, and from the grace which he bestows on us in the sacraments of his Church."
"I ask you to look into your hearts each day to find the source of all true love," he said. "Jesus is always there, quietly waiting for us to be still with him and to hear his voice."
"Deep within your heart, he is calling you to spend time with him in prayer.
"But this kind of prayer, real prayer, requires discipline; it requires making time for moments of silence every day. Often it means waiting for the Lord to speak."
"Even amid the "busy-ness" and the stress of our daily lives," he acknowledged, "we need to make space for silence, because it is in silence that we find God, and in silence that we discover our true self."
Still think Love doesn't apply?
God bless, Lou--- --- ---