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A FATHER-SON GAME


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Rick Morrissey, Tribune Staff Writer CHICAGO TRIBUNE
1997/09/26

Brian Musso has an aversion to calling fair catches, as if someone might tickle him if he raises his arm. He sees it as a sign of submission, a Gandhi in a violent world.

Johnny Musso watches all this through his fingers, wanting to see and yet not wanting to see. It's a father's concern. He knows why his son wants to make a difference, but he also knows the solitary punt returner might be the most vulnerable person on a football field.

"I wish he'd fair catch," he said.

Uh, Johnny? This competitive streak in your son, it could have something to do with you. You are the big-time futures trader who carries a pack of playing cards with you at all times, aren't you? What's that? Oh, OK. Not in your pocket. In your briefcase. You're the guy who gave no quarter in games ...
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-09-26-9709260057-story.html

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