TMQ: I Can Do the Throwback Thing Too

TMQ: I Can Do the Throwback Thing Too

Against the Rams, the Giants just passed as many times as they rushed. Have they no sense of tradition, of the essence of football? The Giants and Rams combined for 210 yards rushing,and 574 yards passing. Talk about pass-wacky! What's next, indoor football? Guys in the barbershop are gassing about quarterback Charlie Conerly as if some skinny cat tossing the pigskin is more important than a fullback going straight up the middle. Mark my words, it will be the end of football's popularity if this forward-pass fad catches on. There is even a rumor -- I wish there were some way of checking rumors, other than sending mimeographed questionnaires by mail -- that a high school coach in Ohio named Glenn Ellison just debuted a formation he calls "the spread." There are four wide receivers, no tight end, no fullback, and the quarterback stands far back behind the center! This will never catch on, of course. Three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust always will dominate football. Still, the very idea of four wide receivers is upsetting to Tuesday Morning Quarterback -- which now arrives in the mail on Saturday afternoon. You dig me, Daddy-O?

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