Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tim Tebow and the Return of the Single Wing

NFL teams have been dabbling in the Single Wing with what they call the “Wildcat” offense. But none has implemented a complete offense… only 3 or 4 plays. Watching Tebow terrorize the Raiders with his running threat, then seeing McGahee shred silver and black gets me excited about the possibilities.

Bill Walsh had this to say about the Single Wing:

Howard Cosell wrote, in his 1991 book What’s Wrong With Sports, “One thing I have found very interesting in my conversation with (Bill) Walsh is that he regretted he never tried the single-wing formation with the 49ers. He felt that Steve Young could have run the formation to perfection, and that the league’s defenses would have had a difficult time stopping the old formation.”

And Vince Lombardi said this:

“What would happen if someone came out with the single-wing offense?” he asked. “It would embarrass the hell out of us.”

Enjoy the deception and power of this wonderful, forgotten offense:

Teddy Roosevelt Would Have Played Youth Football

…If youth football was around, then…

Are you aware that Teddy Roosevelt, one of the greatest men to have lived, was quite the sickly, asthmatic child growing up? As explained in “Lessons in Manliness from Theodore Roosevelt,” his father was aware of Teddy’s conditions but was determined to not let his son languish in these frailties. He pulled his boy aside and told him, “Theodore you have the mind but you have not the body, and without the help of the body the mind cannot go as far as it should. I am giving you the tools, but it is up to you to make your body.”

His father’s advice became a blueprint for Teddy’s life – he went on to live every day with conviction and vigor, constantly pushing his body and mind to the limit. As he pushed his body further, he felt more comfortable pushing his mind further as well. Think about it, after fighting lions and climbing mountains, you think running for President scared him?

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