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They Said It
December 01, 1958
Claude Gilstrap, Arlington (Texas) Junior College coach, grumbling over the 1958 points-after-touchdown rule: "It puts too much pressure on the cheerleaders. Until this season they always knew which yell to use when the other team scored. But now those poor kids don't know whether to shout, 'Block that kick,' 'Stop that pass,' or 'Hold that line.' "
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December 01, 1958

They Said It

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Claude Gilstrap, Arlington (Texas) Junior College coach, grumbling over the 1958 points-after-touchdown rule: "It puts too much pressure on the cheerleaders. Until this season they always knew which yell to use when the other team scored. But now those poor kids don't know whether to shout, 'Block that kick,' 'Stop that pass,' or 'Hold that line.' "

Murray Warmath, regretting no coaching aspect of Minnesota's worst football record ever (1-8): "If I could start this season over again there isn't a thing I would do differently, except pray harder."

Spider Webb, asked after seventh-round TKO of gore-spurting Joey Giardello, if the sight of all that blood bothered him: "Why should it, it was his."

New Mexico Supreme Court, in ruling cockfighting a legal sport in that state: "While it is true in the minds of some men there is nothing more violent, wanton and cruel...others consider it an honorable sport, mellowed in the crucible of time so as to become an established tradition not unlike calf-roping, steer-riding, bull-dogging and broncobusting."

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