The loose end: An old man teaches his grandchildren about football | Guest View
Last updated 12/24/2019 at 11:16pm
While visiting my daughter Amy, her husband Sean, and their three young children – Owen, Katy, and Jack – I found the children watching a professional football game while their parents were out shopping.
As I entered the TV room, they asked me why there was a tight end but no loose end on the team. I was flattered. I explained that football players (fans, too) became very tense when playing or even watching the game.
Being tense is similar to being uptight; hence the term tight end. I explained that loose ends only play when the game is almost over and the outcome is known.
They must ha...