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Richard Deitsch
October 28, 2002
With a master's degree in English history from Harvard, the Hall of Fame coach is one of the most formidable minds to ponder over "Should we go for it or punt?" At 77, and five years out of the game, he writes a weekly column on
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October 28, 2002

Q+a [marv Levy]

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Levy: I had only two rules. Don't be late. And be a good citizen. I would try very hard to educate him not to do that, but I wouldn't fine him.

SI: Would you want to coach in the NFL again?

Levy: Probably so. I would not close the door on it.

SI: If you had to bet whether a team will make four straight Super Bowls, as your Bills did, what's your call?

Levy: First, commissioner Tagliabue will not allow me to bet. And, yes, but only if I coach it.

SI: Do you think of 83-year-old Andy Rooney as an old codger?

Levy: The people who decry what Andy said as a prejudicial remark always come back to "He's an old curmudgeon" or "It's his generation." They are being more prejudicial and age-biased in their criticism. I think [ageism] is the one prejudice people still accept.

SI: Any advice on how to stay so energetic at 77?

Levy: Age is inevitable. Aging isn't. I exercise a lot. And I try to keep my mind working by answering questions like these.

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