When football is fun

Nov. 21, 1960
Nov. 21, 1960

Table of Contents
Nov. 21, 1960

Ski Equipment
Mother's Murder
Early Birds
College Football
  • A traveler who has tasted the pleasures and toured the palaces of four continents settles down for a family vacation in a house near Honolulu. There, to his delighted surprise, he discovers the happy paradox of the 50th state: East is East and West, too

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

When football is fun

There are no ulcerated coaches barking orders, no frantic alumni demanding victory and no cleats in the face. For these California youngsters, in fact, football is nothing but a goofy, freewheeling after-school exercise in gang-tackle pile-ons, devil-may-care line plunges, and skittering breakaways. They think football is a lot of fun, and they are wise to play it for fun while they can. Later on, when these enthusiastic 8-to-11-year-olds move along to high school and college, they will see the game change. They will learn that football is often more work than play, that it is intensive memorizing and interminable practice and that it sometimes brings the too bitter taste of defeat. They will learn above all that, for a little boy grown up, football is no laughing matter.

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