*********** My son-in-law, Rob Love, an attorney in Durham, North Carolina, went to Duke, where he met my daughter.
He’s originally from Montclair, New Jersey, where one of his classmates, whom he visited while he was in Portland recently, is the daughter of the great Jerry Izenberg.
As with its European counterparts, there was never a lot of interest in the game - among players, coaches or fans.
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.
He is one of only three people to have covered every single Super Bowl.
*********** Strange fact: An agent named Jimmy Sexton represents 11 of the 14 SEC coaches.
*********** In World Cup Soccer, they call it the Third-Place Match.
In Suomen Amerikkalaisen Jalkapallo (Finnish American Football) they call it the Bronze Medal Game. From 1960-1969, a time before playoffs, when the NFL championship was played by the champions of the two divisions, the second place teams met for the supposed third place in what was originally called the Playoff Bowl.The establishment instead insists on telling Americans that up is down, black is white, and girls can have penises. No wonder the Normals have gotten militant…” Kurt Schlichter, *********** The University of Louisville, a proud academic institution - if you overlook the occasional use of whores to recruit illiterates to play basketball - has taken the high road and removed the name “Papa John’s” from its stadium. Just like that, the guy’s a racist, which means anything and anyone having anything at all to do with him becomes radioactive. To show you just how racist the guy is - why, he even objected to NFL players’ kneeling during the national anthem.If you hadn’t heard, John Schnatter, founder of the Papa John's pizza chain, dared to use the “N-word” - in quoting someone else who used the word. (Which I suspect is what made him a target of the “who’s a racist?Its news is politically slanted (and to the left, it goes without saying); at least half of its front sports page typically consists of photographs - usually one large one - no doubt because it saves them from having to pay writers; the writers they do pay seem to have slept through the part of journalism school where they taught about sentence structure; and they are severely lacking in judgement when it comes to what to write about. This past Saturday night, the annual “Freedom Bowl Classic,” a local all-star football game featuring the graduates of our county’s 17 high schools, took place.But you’d never have known it if you depended for your news on the Columbian - which, unfortunately, most people in the county do.Until Friday - the day before the game - not a thing was written about the game.