Montagnards & 9 yards proposal

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 26 01:25:15 UTC 2004

At 1:18 PM -0500 1/25/04, Stephen Goranson wrote:
>The text evidence already leads to Vietnam. The memory cited of Bragg in 1968,
>in this case, is merely confluent indication. I, too, have been told memories
>of the phrase, including one supposedly involving an Ivy League football game
>in the late 1920s or early 1930s, which I doubt.
Those purported links to football always struck me as dubious,
barring the unearthing of evidence demonstrating that an offense used
to need just 9 yards to make a first down, before inflation came into


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