Sunday, November 2, 2008
On Thursday, the team had gotten very, very bad about quieting down to listen to me give instructions. So, on Friday, Halloween, I put on my best black cape, got a long, grey wig, and went to practice as Coach Viola Swamp (remember the books?). Coach LaRiviere, I said, had gone on an extended leave of absence to Tahiti. I, Coach Swamp had been called by the temp agency and would be filling in, but would accept no nonsense.