I especially liked our son Phil's post called "Everything I Know About Football Strategy, I Learned from PacMan." Some of the lessons gleaned?
1 • Practice misdirection.
2 • Know your opponent.
3 • When in doubt, go for the safe points.
4 • Hit 'em while they're down.
5 • "See" the field.
6 • Going to the corners is ALWAYS a good thing.
7 • Speed is good, reaction time is better.
8 • Use your blocks.
9 • Small points add up.
10 • Big points come few and far between ... capitalize when the opportunity to make them presents itself.
Memo to Football Coaches of America: Dudes, if you want a winning team, turn the weight room into a PacMan Arcade. You're welcome.
I've started contributing to Dylan's blog as a roving fashion reporter, because although Phil has learned a lot about football by playing PacMan, I have learned a lot about "what not to wear" by watching football. It's true!
Who knew, right? But it's true! Here are a few observations:
1 • If you want your gams to look longer, you should make sure your shoes and socks are the same color. Everybody knows that white socks and black shoes break the line of the leg.
2 • Tight pants do, in fact, make your rear end look bigger.
3 • Which isn't always a bad thing.
4 • It all depends on who's wearing those tight pants. Obviously!
5 • A fussy print can be an eyeful.
6 • Witness Maryland's new jerseys in their season opener against Miami, for example.
7 • On the other hand, I personally thought those jerseys were kind of awesome.
8 • Even if they made all the players look like French harlequins.
9 • Really, really ripped French harlequins.
10 • But then who doesn't love a ripped French harlequin?
11 • I liked Maryland's cleats, too.
12 • But then who doesn't love a cleat that dares to be both bold and sassy?
13 • People who say you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day are wrong, wrong, wrong. (College football teams everywhere do it all the time.)
14 • On the other hand, belly shirts are never a good look before OR after Labor Day.
15 • The same can be said about brown polyester. Sorry about that, University of Wyoming!
There's more I could say on the subject. Much more. But hey! There's that game thing starting in Utah County soon, so I'm signing off for now.
See you in the bleachers.
Ann Cannon can be reached at email@example.com or facebook.com/columnistcannon.