Jack Tomsky jtomsky at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Dec 16 09:19:43 MST 1997

PapaPaul wrote:
> Gosh, Some coaches and some football players are liberals, too
> >Barry Switzer, clearly upset about the Dallas Cowboy's losing record,
> >decides to find out from Steve Mariucci what his secret is. So,
> >Switzer travels up to a 49er practice and asks Mariucci, "Coach, how
> >is it that your team is so good?  What's your secret?"
> >
> >Mariucci responds by calling Steve Young over. "Steve, who's your
> >father's brother's nephew?" Young answers, "Why coach, that's easy.
> >It's me."
> >
> >Mariucci turns to Switzer and says, "That's the secret, Barry.  A
> >smart quarterback. You've got to have a smart quarterback."
> >
> >Thinking he's finally got all the tools he needs, Switzer returns to
> >Texas and the Cowboy work-out. He promptly calls over Troy Aikman.
> >"Aikman! Who's your father's brother's nephew?" Troy looks perplexed,
> >thinks a minute and says, "Coach, can I get back to you after practice
> >on that one?" Switzer (disgusted) says, "OK."
> >
> >During practice, Aikman calls over Deion Sanders. "Deion, coach just
> >asked me the weirdest question. Who's your father's brother's nephew?"
> >Sanders: "Duh! That's easy. It's me!"
> >
> >After practice, Aikman catches up with Switzer: "Coach, I think I've
> >got it. My father's brother's nephew is Deion Sanders."
> >
> >Switzer (angry): "No, No, NO! You idiot!! It's Steve Young!!!"
> >
> >

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