Most of the time, reporters aren’t around to see and hear the best part of practice.
Today, we were perched outside when one of the football program’s vehicles crashed into the metal contraption linemen shimmy under to emphasize the importance of leverage. This, unsurprisingly, had the effect of shattering a windshield.
So the story of the first five periods was watching the shovels and sunflower seed buckets and all other forms of equipment called to the scene to clean up the mess. It’s not like you can have glass just lying around on a practice field.
It probably wasn’t the only reason Ralph was extra-feisty this morning, but it probably didn’t help matters.