It’s Like This By Bob Palmer

Game time

The fullback in the Wishbone formation ripped the ball from the quarterback’s hands and plunged into the line.

The team I covered that Friday night scored on a kickoff return to start the second half and lead 7-0. The visitors finally pushed across a TD with less than two minutes to go in the game.

The visiting coach opted for a two-point conversion, since the home team lead on penetrations.

Don’t worry if you don’t know about penetrations which have gone the way of the drop kick and single bar facemasks. In prehistoric times, however, the winner of a tie game was determined not by overtime periods, but by which team had gotten inside the opponent’s 20-yard line the most times. If the number of penetrations failed to break the tie, you figured out who had the most first downs.

Why is it, we can land a man on the moon before we could figure out how to put wheels on suitcases and OTs to determine the winner of football games?

Sorry, I digress…

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