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As ludicrous as it seems, if Ramseyer is right—and costs for the huge squads and bloated coaching staffs at the big schools keep increasing—the solution may be for major schools to readopt one-platoon football while smaller institutions stand pat.
IT FEELS SO
QUID PRO QUO
Joey Rosenzweig is eight and an autograph nut. One night a few weeks ago his father took him to the Nassau Coliseum for his first professional basketball game. He had his book firmly in hand and his priorities under stern control. He was after big men.
"Who's that?" he asked as a particularly tall Net strode by.
"Billy Paultz," his father said.
"He looks like a good one," Joey exulted and darted on court during the pre-game warmup to nail the 6'11" center. Suddenly, as he looked up from his own 4'11" height, Joey's nerve left him. He stood speechless, but after a moment he brightened.
"If you'll sign my autograph book," he told Paultz, "I'll protect you against midgets."
When Paultz could stop laughing, he signed.
THE PRICE OF PROGRESS