Is it or is it not a matter of importance that a young man starts out in life with an ability to shut his jaw hard and say, “I will,” or “I will not,” and mean it?
—JOHN WILLIAM HEISMAN, PRINCIPLES OF FOOTBALL
The air split with loud, clattering crashes. Voices bellowed quick and raw—a chorus of shouts not trained in finery. Sharp, cracking slaps of noise...