Sid was sitting on two chairs. They were folding chairs. I didn't notice at first that he was using two chairs because he was big enough the chairs were pretty much invisible behind him. Big. Football big. He had tried out for the then Houston Oilers and almost made the team. He had huge hands. I'm big but my hand disappeared in his when we shook. He was solid. Lots of muscle on that huge frame.
He wasn't all that tall but he was wide.
Wider than a chair.
Have you seen those folding chairs with hooks to connect them to each other. The designers recognized that some people are wider than a chair. These wide ones might want to move their chair to create more space. Chair manufacturers seemed to favor discomfort and hooked the chairs together so wide people would just have to tough it out. Or invade the personal space of whoever was next to them.
Have you ever flown coach class? Those seats accommodate 145 pounds, max. Bigget than that and you're uncomfortable. Much bigger and you're miserable. As is your neighbor.
But church pews are better. Church pews don't pre-determine how much space you can use. They're just one long bench so a big person can take up as much space as he/she desires. And a small person as little space. Nowadays pews are even padded for comfort. That's why I love going to church - that's one place where they accept big people like me.
|I don't know the player's names. Can't find a roster|
for that year. This was a scrimmage at Waco. Outlaws #64
was occupied with a much larger opponent. She
appears to be doing fine but for the other player, being
big is a big advantage.
|Number 64 holding her own against her big opponent.|
|I like the way the Outlaw is getting low. Also the way she's getting|
help from teammates. Often the bigger player is effective even
when she doesn't make the tackle, just because she occupies
two or three of the other team's blockers.