Bingham Cup excitment, set to music

Written by a member of the San Francisco Fog, "Bingham Year" is a song commemorating the heroism of Mark Bingham and the biennial rugby tournament that honors him.


Bingham, who played championship rugby for UC-Berkeley in the 1990s, died on September 11, 2001 aboard United flight 93. He joined the Fog in its first year of existence, helping teach and inspire a small group of dedicated rugby novices that founded the club in 2000.

After Mark's death, the Fog created the first Bingham Cup tournament to honor him. Since then the competition has grown to include dozens of teams from around the globe, making it the largest amateur rugby event in the world.

The 2008 event will be held in Dublin, Ireland this summer, the latest in a line of host-cities that includes New York City in 2006, London in 2004, and San Francisco in 2002.