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Testing the knowledge of my freshman football coach

 


I remember being at freshman football practice - all five feet, 120 pounds of me back then - listening to our coach Tom Reynolds preach to us about the unacceptable number of "grassers" we had in our last game.

He talked for at least two minutes about the subject before I turned and looked at the guy next to me and whispered, "What the hell is a grasser?"

"A grasser, Mr. Divish, is a missed tackle" Reynolds said overhearing my query. "After last game, grassers are something you should be fairly familiar with."

Ouch.

The cliche is supposed to be you learn something new every day. It was very...



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