F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Late Night Football Strategy Sessions
A century ago, Princeton University was a premiere football school. As a freshman, F. Scott Fitzgerald was cut from the team after just one day. But that didn’t stop him from calling the famed football coach Fritz Crisler in the middle of the night with crazy football strategies, one of which might very well have been fielding separate teams for offense and defense. Separate teams defines the mechanics of modern football. Of course, the two-team system might not have been his idea at all. Kevin Draper over at Deadspin looks back Fitzgerald’s place in football history.