Tag Archives: Football

Boy interrupted

If you’ve studied the book of Job from the Bible, you might have been left with more questions than answers. If you haven’t read Job, here’s the CliffsNotes version. Job has a comfortable life. The devil requests to intervene and … Continue reading

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Wear the uniform

I spent my youth to young adulthood taking great pride in putting on athletic uniforms. Oddly, my sock requirements were unusually important and specific. In baseball, I had to have the high stirrup socks. Anything else was unacceptable. In basketball … Continue reading

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Tackled

Six seconds remain with your team ahead by five. The season is on the line as the championship game winds down. Your arch rival has the ball on their own 40 yard line with one play remaining. The quarterback takes … Continue reading

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#Goals

What do you want? Is there something that drives you each day? What is your motivation, your ambition, your dream? I get it. I’m a goal setter and relentless pursuer of those goals. Re-lent-less. I’ve learned something, though. As usual, … Continue reading

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Victory formation

In football, the game sometimes reaches the point where the result is no longer in question and the (soon-to-be) winning team with possession of the ball aligns in the “victory formation”. The quarterback then receives the snap and takes a … Continue reading

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Seek. Pursue. Love.

By the age of 14 I had a concrete, if unrealistic, dream. I wanted to play Division I (now FBS) football. Let me rephrase that. I HAD to play. I was consumed with desire. Desire was about all I had, … Continue reading

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A love story in three acts

Act 1 I knew she was special the first time I heard her voice. I had just transferred mid-year to a new high school and I had yet to make any friends. I was acutely aware that I did not … Continue reading

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Make him right

In football, the running game is generally won by the team with more blockers (offense) or tacklers (defense) at the ball. For this reason, it is common to rotate the coverage to get a safety involved in run support. For … Continue reading

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How to rob a bank

I’m learning something new. My understanding is still in progress, so this may not be complete. Just bear with me. As a Type-A, achievement-driven middle-aged man (that’s an attractive picture), I have spent much of my life bringing projects to completion. I spend my … Continue reading

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Eye discipline

In football, there are two fundamental defensive schemes for defending the pass (with thousands of modifications, but we’re going to keep things simple). The first is zone defense, where the defenders drop to areas on the field and defend the … Continue reading

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