Pre-Game Frog Head Biting

1977: Larry Canaday, football coach at Eau Gallie High School in Florida, would inspire his players to victory by biting the head off a live frog. No one at the school was particularly disturbed by this. Parents would even give him frogs before games to help fire up the kids. But when word of the unusual motivational technique began to attract national attention, school officials told Canaday that the "frog-biting must cease."

The Bloomington Pantagraph - Oct 14, 1977

Coach Canaday, with frog statue

     Posted By: Alex - Mon May 23, 2016
     Category: Rituals and Superstitions | Sports | 1970s

Better to do frog's heads than the kid's heads I suppose.
Posted by GFinKS on 05/23/16 at 09:54 AM
Frog Lives Matter

I hope that spinless board of education got kicked out.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/23/16 at 11:18 AM
What kind of a story would it be if the roles were reversed? Just thinkin' out loud.
Posted by KDP on 05/23/16 at 05:13 PM
KDP, you mean the frog bit off the coach's head?
Posted by ges on 05/23/16 at 10:16 PM
Exactly, ges. Imagine the size of the frog required.
Posted by KDP on 05/24/16 at 10:28 AM
I wonder if anyone ever thought to slip him one of those South American frogs which whacks you out?
Posted by Phideaux on 05/24/16 at 10:28 PM
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