My dad didn't play many sports growing up in Brooklyn. I had to learn how to catch a baseball and how to throw a football from my grandfather. He showed me the basics, but when it came to rules of the game, I was lost. So I turned to video games. Madden taught me the rules of football. (I still don't quite understand "encroachment.") I picked a random team—the Oilers because I liked Warren Moon—and started playing. Now I understand the game and can teach it to my kids. That is, except encroachment. I'm currently learning rugby on my Xbox.
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