Tuesday, February 05, 2013

P.S. to Cal Tech sports

In our first game, the Cal Tech freshman football team, of which I was QB, scored twice in a 52-12 loss to Occidental. We broke a record by scoring twice in one half (the first)! Our future looked bright. We didn't score again for the rest of the season, ending in a mud bath 85-0 loss to Whittier College, Nixon's alma mater. We got so bored in the mud we tried a 75 yard field goal, much to our coach's chagrin, who thought we were making a mockery of football. He threw a temper tantrum on the sidelines.

I kicked it. It fell about 50 yards short. It was a nice try, though. I got the impression we were the only ones on the field who thought so.

In truth, we all had a blast playing football for Cal Tech! You never heard so much laughter in a huddle in your life.

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