It's 250 pages long, with more than 150 plays, and more than 150 photos of drills and plays. But they weren’t playing it the way the French insist it be played.CONTENTS I also include and explain my wristcard-based play-calling system - it streamlines teaching and makes memorization obsolete, eliminating as much as it's humanly possible the need for kids to memorize plays. As they headed into the final game, their coach was repeatedly criticized for his team’s stodgy play, with its heavy emphasis on defense.The story was about a kid who’d suffered three of them since eighth grade, and had finally decided that that was enough.Now, according to the story, he “got proactive about his health and well-being.” He decided to turn down a scholarship to play football at NAIA Montana Tech. Now, I was pretty pissed at the idea that with maybe 70 kids, each with stories of their own, they had to go negative.A sports writer for the Newark Star-Ledger since 1951, Mr.Izenberg has won the Red Smith Award, presented by Associated Press sports editors in honor of the legendary sports writer, and he’s a member of both the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Hall of Fame and the Boxing Hall of Fame.For those coaches who might want to adopt my system, the playcards are already in the book, prepared and ready to go. Since I have been running your system for so long now, is there much value added with this one or is this for people just beginning? This is certainly designed to help the first-timer get up and running, but it's also a major upgrade for the hard-core Double Wing coach. Hey coach, Does your new doublewing playbook have any plays from shotgun or any pistol or is it all from under center? One reporter, accusing him of wasting all the talent at his disposal, compared him to a man driving a Ferrari at the speed limit.
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As with its European counterparts, there was never a lot of interest in the game - among players, coaches or fans.
Despite the NFL's best efforts, it came to be called the “Runner-up Bowl.” Or worse: In a team meeting, Vince Lombardi expressed his lack of interest in playing in it by calling it “A sh— bowl…
Perhaps this explains their lack of success in war.
*********** Gerald Eskenazi, long-time New York Times sportswriter and author of 16 books, wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “I chuckle when I hear an American announcer give the result of a 1-0 soccer game as “1-nil.” Does he take a “lift” instead of an elevator in his office? ” *********** Our local newspaper, the Vancouver Columbian, is a poster child for why American newspapers are dying.