• A Thanksgiving Football Canticle

    1 day ago - By Football Outsiders

    A Thanksgiving Football Canticle
    Mike Tanier 25 Nov 2021, 06:25am
    Friday night blows into town on a bracing autumn breeze, and the neighborhood around the high school stirs like a patch of fresh-fallen leaves.
    Floodlights flare to life, bathing the dying amber grass of the football field in their ethereal glow. Police officers erect traffic barricades. Coaches unlock storage sheds. Cars file into the school parking lot.
    The familiar tribes assemble. The color guard with their anime hair. Cheerleaders, adolescent aristocracy in any era, wearing team-colored warm-up gear and ribbons in their...
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