Cartoons: Pigskin Grins

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Coach crying on his players shoulder during a losing game

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A lost football player sits next to a hobo at a camp near some train tracks
“Other players have run the wrong way but managed to live happy, useful lives.”
Lamb
November 27, 1954

 

Son tosses a football at his tired father
“What kept you? Let’s go!”
Harry Mace
November 15, 1952

 

Team doctor treats a giant football player's foot
“I dropped a quarterback on it.”
November 1, 1980

 

A thoroughly trounced football player walks back to his line coach.
“Where were you on that last play, Ferguson?”
Al Johns
October 26, 1957

 

Coaches examine a football kicker's performance.
“He’s a great kicker.”
Zeis
October 25, 1958

 

Coach directs his player to fetch him a sandwich during a game
“Chyzzinyski? Go in there and get me a ham on rye!”
Walter Wetterberg
October 25, 1952

 

Coach tells his player to get in the game
“I’m sending you in there, Bogwell, because you’re the one man on this team whose father is dean of the university!”
Gallagher
October 16, 1954

 

Coaches watch a football player piggy-backing off of his larger teammate during a game.
“I still say, Witt never would make all-American if it weren’t for Kozmeniuk.”
Bernhardt
September 25, 1954

 

Coach crying on his players shoulder during a losing game
“Coach is taking it rather hard….”
Roy Wilson
September 18, 1954

 

Coach talks to his team in their locker room during half time.
“During the first half, did any of you happen to notice that other goal, down at the far, far end?”
Ernie Garza
December 9, 1944

 

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Comments

  1. Well, this week I have to go with #1 at the top because it’s funny (and sad) but also because it’s my parent’s wedding day: 11/27/54!

    I also really like “kicker” from ’58, plus ‘all-American’ and ‘coach’ from Sept. ’54.

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