Elgin Clark did not at first like American football, but he liked to think that he could appreciate the strategic nature of it.
There was, he had always thought, something inherently and particularly American about the sport. Maybe it was that he felt that they used sixty or seventy men to do a job that could be done by less than half as many. Or perhaps it was the fact that an American football game was, to him, eerily reminiscent of the earliest American Civil War battles, which were attended as though they were sporting events by socialites and their families.
In a tactical, practical,
power is information.