Lasting Impact by Kostya Kennedy

Lasting Impact by Kostya Kennedy

Author:Kostya Kennedy
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Liberty Street
Published: 2015-07-24T20:30:00+00:00

1 These traits help explain why Jasper is often called “grandpa” by teammates. Dylan, you may recall, is half of Tweedledum and Tweedledee with his twin brother Tyler. The nicknames, in feel and sense within the context of the team, are not so dissimilar.

2 An array of hangers-on and sycophants populates the sidelines at all levels of football. Take a look at a major college sideline some Saturday afternoon and ask yourself, “Are all those men really needed down there?” The answer is definitely “No.” Having so many vassals, though, is part of the cultural agenda and provides a circular benefit: They are happy and proud to be there, close to the action and feeling in the know, while at the same time their presence elevates the apparent importance of the mission at hand—the attempt to win the game—as well as the stature of the coaches who are doing the actual work. Said Steve Young good-naturedly during the John Jay game, “Hmmm, I think we have just about all of our 47 assistant coaches here tonight.”


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