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Tittle also tells of an experience he had more recently coaching Pop Warner football. He was looking for a player who could placekick, and with that in mind lined up his entire squad and had each boy attempt a kickoff. One 12-year-old trotted toward the ball, hesitated, moved toward the ball again, paused once more and finally stopped dead.
"Kick the ball," Tittle ordered, with some impatience.
"Coach," the boy said, "which foot do I kick it with?"
PLAY AND REPLAY
Long after the telecasts of the Montreal Olympics had faded into memory, Mrs. John A. Fisher Jr. of Memphis was startled to discover her son Charley high-jumping inside the house. Charley is four. He set a cane pole across a doorway at a height of about a foot and a half, put cushions on the far side to function as his PORTaPIT and an ottoman on the near side to give him height and spring. Then he called on his mother to come and watch him jump. He cleared the height—not once, but several times. Mrs. Fisher smiled her approval, applauded and finally turned to go.
"Wait, Mom," Charley called. "Now watch me do it slow motion."