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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Football Evolution


The McCook, NE Bison pride themselves as not only a long time dominant high school football program, but also a team that stresses academics. Want proof?  Overheard on the sidelines during the second half of the Bison’s 40-0 whitewash of Holdrege was one of the stranger conversations you will ever hear during a football game. Assistant Coach Tim Garcia approached a Bison player to attend to a hand injury. The lineman was visible upset that he could not move his sprained thumb. Garcia told the athlete to relax. “It’s a thumb,” the Coach said. “We can tape it to your index finger. You are a Lineman, you don’t need a thumb anyway.” The lineman’s agitation only rose over his coach’s lack of empathy for the injured appendage. “I have got to have a thumb,” the lineman said. “It is what makes us human. Without a thumb I am just another primate.” 

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