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Hands

In my story, Toothleth in Buckeye, I told you about the time Mike Williams got his two front teeth knocked out in a high school football game. In another story, Toothleth in Tekthath, I told you about me losing my front bridge, and trying to super glue it back in. In a third high school football story, The Other Toothleth Story, I told how I got my front tooth knocked out playing flag football in P.E. class. If you enjoyed those, you might also enjoy, Fight!, a story about an all-out brawl started by the most unlikely person on the team.

This story is about me, and how I became the guy who returned kicks and punts on our team. It wasn’t because of my blazing speed (hush Gary), and I know Ken is going to have something to say about me getting better as I get older, but it is what it is. I’m just relating the facts as I remember them, and I can’t help it if the truth has been stretched by time. Everybody has to have some glory days, don’t they? Read the rest of this entry »

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The Other Toothleth Story

In my story, Toothleth in Buckeye, I told you about the time Mike Williams got his two front teeth knocked out in a high school football game. In another story, Toothleth in Tekthath, I told you about me losing my front bridge, and trying to super glue it back in. This one is about how I originally lost that front tooth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Toothleth In Buckeye!

I have two stories that could go with this title, but since I mentioned Mike Williams recently in my story, Fight!, I’m going to go with one about him. Mike was not a big guy, but pound for pound, he was the meanest football player I ever played with or against. I wouldn’t even say he was a great athlete, he just had that linebacker mentality; you know–if you have the ball, then I have the right to kill or maim you; like that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fight!

Back when we were playing high school football, it wasn’t uncommon for a fight to break out during a game. Most of them were brief and usually involved a couple of players who were tired of knocking each other around. Once in awhile though, we’d have one of those bench-clearing brawls. They were never much as far as fighting goes; a lot of pushing and shoving; a few punches and wrestling matches, but nine times out of ten, nobody got hurt. Read the rest of this entry »

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He Must Need a Tune-up

In my story, Then He Lit ‘em Up, I tell about the hot rod Ford Galaxie I had the use of for a period of time when I was in high school. It was one of fastest, if not the fastest, cars in town at the time. One of the drawbacks was, it seemed every time I raced it or drove it fast, something on it would break and need to be fixed. A mechanic, I was not, so driving the hot car got expensive. It was still a time in my past I will never forget, though. Read the rest of this entry »

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