“It’s gut check time,” Bart Bull said. “Time to separate the men from the boys. It comes down to who wants it more and who’s willing to give a hundred and ten percent.” (More)

Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break.

Welcome back to Tuesday’s Tale, a weekly feature where we collaborate to write a story. Previous Tuesday’s Tales include Some Assembly Required and I Resolve…. We follow the basic rules of the “Yes, And” improvisational game – accept everything written so far as part of the story, and add your own paragraph (or so) where the last addition left off – except you needn’t begin your addition with “Yes, and.” I’ll start the story….

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“Welcome back. I’m Will Wurdie here with Rock Peters and we’ll have the halftime statistics for you in just a moment. But first, Rock, what do you think Coach Bull is telling his players after that horrible first-half performance?”

“It’s hard to say, Will,” Rock said, and then said some more. “Obviously they have to find a way to control Hipputski on the inside rush to give Harthrob a chance. And Harthrob has to get the ball to Slawth in the open field. The bottom line is they have to score some touchdowns.”

“How are they going to do that, Rock?” Will asked.

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“We gotta get the ball in the end zone!” Bull said. “You gotta get out there and fight for every yard! You gotta fight for every inch! You guys gotta be hungry! You gotta be hungry enough to eat your own helmets! You gotta be hungry enough to eat your own jock straps! I want to see commitment!”

Harthrob leaned over to Slawth. “Someone needs to be committed.”

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