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Jan 9Liked by Football Archaeology

I used "sand" in Iron Tigers--will use "football material" in the second edition--it's new to me. The connection/contrast with "college material" is fascinating; the prejudice that most gridironers are not book smart, persists. I think studies have shown that the % of football player grads tend to run close to the figures for the general student population. I imagine for high academic schools the % is matched. Brings to mind a school with a top five football tradition and strong academic history: Notre Dame. I think it was 7 years ago that 98% of that year's senior football players graduated. Enjoy your second cup of Joe, Tim--a guy who is football history phd. material.

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Jan 6Liked by Football Archaeology

“Educated toe” - I remember that term from the 60s and early 70s (I was born in 1959). I had completely forgot about it for decades, until this post! That’s worth a coffee at least!

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Jan 6Liked by Football Archaeology

Never heard of “sand”!

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Thanks for the cup 'o Joe. I've already switched from coffee to Coke Zero, so I'll enjoy the Joe tomorrow.

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