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By Jose M. Romero / @RomeroJoseM
I used to work with a guy who played center and long snapper on his high school football team.
“Wanna take some snaps?” he would ask in the middle of the afternoon when he needed a break from writing his golf column.
I would look at my hands, knowing that any failure to catch the ball correctly might result in a broken finger.
“OK. I’ll take a few,” I would say, not wanting to show any weakness.
The co-worker would bend down to hike the ball. Suddenly the ball would zoom toward me in a tight spiral, and I had no choice but to stick my hands out in front of me and make the catch. Sometimes the spiral would be so tight it would be like a throw.