Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Way

This week's objet d' eBay, the July 1973 Sports Illustrated celebrating football coach George Allen with its "Play It My Way" tag line, precedes by decades Allen's son's attempt to resuscitate his own career using his dad's football success.

Young Allen — George Felix, to distinguish him from father George Herbert — rode his dad's reputation to the Virginia senate seat. Then came the "macaca" meltdown. Now, just like daddy would have advised, he's back to the play that worked for him so often before as he sets himself up for his next political run with a book tour promoting What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports.

Politics. Sports. Play it just like dad.

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