such men meet on the field, there is no
doubt as to the result of the contest.
Mind is greater than matter.
Comparisons are often made with train¬
ing crews, prize-fighters, etc. But in such
cases the training is for only a single con¬
test, while in football the training must
be for several important matches. Every
practice is not a trial, as is urged, but only
the lesser matches once or twice a week
are properly trials, and surely in but few
sports can any strong objection exist to
Another objection to the old style urged
by the new style is the likelihood of in¬
juries when men are played so much.
That is true and not true. In the long
run, there must be less injuries. Mr.
Lathrop, jn his very able article, says, " If
we reduce by two the number of times a
back is sent into the line, we certainly re¬
duce by half the chances of his being
injured." The only reply necessary is