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What is a football player?

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Author Unknown Between the innocence of boyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a sturdy creature called a football player! Football players come in assorted weights, heights, jersey colors, and numbers, but all football players have the same creed: to play every minute of every period of every game …

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High School Football Practice with coach

My 1964 Mercury Comet was moving right along doing 60 on the Schuylkill Expressway, heading toward Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Manayunk, Pa. It was a clear, bright sunny day in May of 1967, with very low humidity and cloudless sky. I was on my way to an interview for the …

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Emotion

Football and sport emotion stories

Emotion and Dopamine could be the secret to motivation! Last night I watched noted speaker Tony Robbins online, and he put a name to that dynamic substance that jumps into your heart and soul and tells you that you have what it takes to get the job done regardless of …

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Power of Goal Setting

While coaching at my first teaching job, we were fortunate to have gathered a group of excellent students who just happened to play football. It was the custom back in the late ’60s to take the football team to camp for the upcoming season. Well, we were settled in Stroudsburg, …

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The Essence of Life

By Jack Bottinger, retired football coach and teacher of 38 years It was the change of class one winter day in 1996, and a group of school administrators were gathered in the hall having a chat. I was on my way to the copying room and heard Dennis Foreman, the …

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