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My two Ferdinands

There are two Ferdinands in my life. The first, a nearly lifelong acquaintance, is a bull. Born 75 years ago, right before the start of the Spanish Civil War, “el toro feroz Ferdinando” was one of my favorite characters when I was a child.

OPINION | 09/25/2011

Football: Defense not to blame

There is plenty of fault to be had in the football team’s 10th consecutive defeat, the culmination of a full season’s worth of losses. But the defense should rank low on that list, after it was placed in an unwinnable position by a series of failures from the other units on Saturday night. In fact, the Tigers would have allowed more than the nine points they scored even if the defense had never conceded a single yard.

SPORTS | 09/25/2011