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Rev. Charles Kinyon, Pastor of Flagler Baptist Church of Flagler, Colorado sent in this quote from James Dobson’s book Emotions: Can You Trust Them? Dobson tells the story as related to him by his mother about the high school she attended in 1930: It was located in a small Oklahoma town which had produced a series of terrible football teams. They usually lost the important games and were invariably clobbered by their arch rivals from a nearby community. Understandably, the students and their parents began to get depressed and dispirited by the drubbing their troops were given every Friday night. It must have been awful. Finally, a wealthy oil producer decided to take matters in his own hands. He asked to speak to the team in the locker room after yet another devastating defeat. What followed was one of the most dramatic football speeches of all times. The businessman proceeded to offer a brand new Ford to every boy on the…

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