Lot 1154: Football coach (1871–1954) responsible for devising the double-wing formation. ALS signed "Pop," one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, May 22, 1932. Letter to Travis, in part: "Your letter discussing 'the results' of your spring practice experiments and your study and thoughts; was very interesting and I derived much good from what you wrote. My reaction, however, is that you are too darned scientific and if you attempted to teach your team or your quarterbacks such complicated lines of thought and generalship you are liable to get them all befuddled. You go into this game a great deal further than I believe is practical. I have never believed in using certain plays to set up other plays although I do have several plays starting very much alike and developing differently. But I don't care whether the qr. calls the reverse or the fake reverse first—or not—either one helps to make the other good." Intersecting folds, some light creasing and soiling, and trivial show-through from writing to opposing sides, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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