Football Days; Memories Of The Game And Of The Men Behind The Ball

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Hanford Edwards

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...dining-room, only to find that Jarvis had discarded the crutches and with some of the boys had gone out to Rhodes, then, as now, a popular resort for the students. Later, we learned that he danced several times. The next morning and X-ray clearly showed a complete fracture of the tibia. "How it was possible for a man, with a broken leg, to walk around and dance, as he did, is more than I can fathom." What is there in a man's makeup that leads him to conceal from the trainer an injury that he receives in a game; that makes him stay in the field of play? Why is it that he disregards himself, and goes on in the game, suffering physical as well as mental tortures, plucky though handicapped? The playing of such men is extended far beyond the point of their usefulness. Yes, even into the danger zone. Such men give everything they have in them while it lasts. It is not intelligent football, however, and what might be called bravery is foolishness after all. It is an unwritten law in football that a fresh substitute is far superior to a crippled star. The keen desire to remain in the game is so firmly fixed in his mind that he is willing to sacrifice himself, and at the same time by concealing his injury from the trainer and coaches he, unconsciously, is sacrificing his team; his power is gone. One of the greatest exhibitions of grit ever seen in a football game was given by Harry Watson of Williams in a game at Newton Center between Williams and Dartmouth. He was knocked out about eight times but absolutely refused to leave the field. Another was furnished by W. H. Lewis, the Amherst captain and center rush, against Williams in his last game at Amherst--the score was 0-0 on a wet field. Williams was a big favorite but Lewis played a wonderful...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...dining-room, only to find that Jarvis had discarded the crutches and with some of the boys had gone out to Rhod...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724248

ISBN - 13:9780217724241

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