Zorn on Popsicles, the Fetal Position and Twitter
A few quick highlights from Jim Zorn's daily bout of mayhem.
On hydrating during his playing days: I pre-hydrated. I came from the school of Jack Patera. We didn't have water on the practice field. Ever. Zero. So when you came out, you were definitely pre-hydrated. We worked as hard out here as our guys do, no water at all. No water breaks. Every once in a while Jack would bring out a Popsicle to taunt us. But other than that, we used to have to cheat basically, we'd get our ballboys and we'd pay them money to get ice chips. So yeah, it was something that couldn't be done today. You know, you just couldn't do it, and probably shouldn't have been done then, but we didn't have many guys fall out either, we had a lot of guys drinking before and after practice."
On teaching QBs the fetal position: "Well, every once in a while the ball's gonna be batted, or every once in a while there's gonna be a ball on the ground. So that was my fumble drill, and I was talking to them about how to recover a fumble. Because if you dive and flop on a ball that ball's probably gonna squirt out, so you have to create this cradle, this fetal position, if you will, to get a fumble. And then I was teaching themselves how to protect themselves while they were in the fetal position as well."
On Twitter: I don't tweet on the Twitter. I don't worry about [players tweeting], but we've talked about that. You know, there's so many things that players can do, that other people can do. You can Facebook, you can blog, you can tweet, you can text, you can e-mail, you can do all these things. I mean, how many things are there? You know, we're gonna do video conferencing very soon, you know, whatever that's gonna be. You're gonna be able to talk on your camera and get it out there. What a great idea. But I can't worry about that. What we do is we talk about it and we try to educate and we talk about the perils. They already know about the advantages, but you try to talk about the cautions that need to be taken most popular I don't even know who tweets."
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