Nobody called it “Black Friday” then. It was just the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t know when it became the high holy day of American consumerism. [Read more…] about The Day After Thanksgiving, 1977
On defense, his philosophy was “bend-but-don’t-break.” The kids didn’t want to be bent or broken, and mostly got out of the way. The team lost its first three games by an average of forty points. Its only touchdown came after an opposing player muffed a punt. Mark’s wife suggested that he try a “punt-on-first-down” philosophy.
“That’s not a philosophy,” Mark said. “That’s ad hoc. I’d rather lose.”
And lose they did.
I wrote this story for the 100 Word Challenge #354 at Velvet Verbosity.