Sunday, January 4, 2009

cool fact!!!

OK, so this is waaaay random, but I saw it on my MSN homepage.....

Who invented the football huddle?

The notion of huddling up in a tight circle for a pre-snap strategy session was conceived in 1894 by Paul Hubbard, football quarterback at Gallaudet University, the world's first university for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The impetus? To keep opposing players, especially those fluent in American Sign Language, from being tipped off to impending plays by Hubbard's hand signals.

Smart guy!!!!

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