Sport: Zup's Setting Sun

> A football has a funny shape and takes funny bounces. So do football games.

> An undefeated team is not always the strongest team. It might very well be the luckiest.

> An All-American back is often made by a long run, a weak defense and a poet in the press box.

> If you neglect details, you'll have the job of convincing the world that you're a hard-luck coach.

> A coach is always responsible to an irresponsible public.

These are Zuppkeisms. Last week their inventor, 62-year-old Robert Carl Zuppke,...

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