Quarter-running-full-defensive-tackle-back February 25, 2006
I don’t know much about football, but I know the quaterback doesn’t run the ball into the end zone. The kids who do carry the ball (which isn’t really a “ball”, but more like an almond or a suppository) to the other sides “goal”, don’t do it alone either. They have these big guys who shield them so they can get this almond-carrying done. If the kids who are supposed to be doing this shielding are sitting on the sidelines, or posturing in the stands, then the kid carrying the ball will get his rear kicked. If that kid, realizing that the persons supposed to be aiding safe passage are negligent of their duties, tries to take on those responsibilities himself, he may not get very far; he will not be taken seriously when he tries to play quarter-running-full-defensive-tackle-back. He will most likely get his rear kicked, and will dissipate energy in futile machination. This is just like graduate school; the kid with the ball is the graduate student.