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After the game there is more revelry as the Pub Club swings back into action, making its way around Flatbush from Jolly Bull to Glenwood Rest to Grandma's, with byplay like the sound track from a Leo Gorcey movie.
Z (to Katz): Phil, they knocked you into Row 10 tonight. Meet anybody nice?
Katz: I love you, Z. You're great to push off on when I'm getting up off a pile.
Z: Yeah. Jeez. You hurt me that time.
Katz: I know. When you were out I wanted to put a tape recording of your voice in my helmet so I'd know where I was.
Macchia: Z, I don't know why people think you're crazy, just because you talk to rocks.
Z: You laugh. But I'm going to do something scientifically famous someday.
There is a rumor that the team is going to be invited to tour Japan in January. "Ah, that's a lot a wind," says Katz. "Yeah," says Macchia. "That don't turn us on. We don't play football for stuff like that. Look, Puerto Rico was nice, but to tell you the truth, when the season's over I don't want to play no more football until next year." The others agree.
"We're not Notre Dame," says Z. "We play because we want to play. We don't want the pressure. You go to a big school, you're living your life to play football. How many guys make the pros? Out of a hundred, maybe 10? What do the others have? Nothing. They wind up doing some stupid thing. What? Go around saying they played football in college? That and 50 cents'll just about get you on the subway."