Sport: Refugee from Football

When shaggy-maned Jimmy Conzelman coached football at Washington University (St. Louis), he frowned on slugging. Never a man to pass up the deadpanned crack, he explained: "I found biting to be more effective." In after-dinner speeches, which he makes as offhandedly as he once handled a football, he likes to describe the best player he ever had in this department, a guard named Biter Jones. "He was terrific. In one season he bit seven guards, one center and a flanker back, and was so clever at it that he was penalized only 65 yards."

There was a near riot of pro-Conzelmen Washington...

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