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On a happier note, we think your all-round diving over the stack and lunging for unimportant extra yardage looks about as close as you can ever hope to come to perfection.
You have truly shone in ignoring the blitz, which is your most vital role. And as long as the general public remains unaware that picking up the blitz is one of the center's major responsibilities, you will continue to be one of the unsung heroes of our game.
We do ask one thing. Try not to snap the ball quite so high over the punter's head on fourth down when so desperate a measure is called for.
Sorry about the new rules this year, gentlemen, but something had to be done to take the heat off our zebras. All the new rule means, of course, is that you will be able to hold on every play—and we hope you will do so as flagrantly as possible.
The more flagrantly you hold, the better it will look in case you have been isolated on camera for a replay, and this happened to be the moment when our zebra urgently needed to call holding to stifle a rally.
Just reminders. Continue to play as hard as you wish, for you have learned that the offense can score as often as it cares to without your help.
Keep up the cheap shots. We aren't as opposed to them as we publicly state. The fact is, cheap shots not only add authenticity to the drama, but also breed rivalries and stir up fan interest.