A play in one act and a couple of dozen scenes. Characters: Lawrence Kelley, the interviewer, and Reidy, the stage manager and off stage noises. Quotes ("up to 300 words") from the Saturday Evening Post.
Int.--What is the best thing for an athlete to have?
K--"Relaxation is perhaps the biggest asset a competitive athlete can have--"
Int.--Did you have it?
K--I was just going to say "and I had it."
Int.--Tell us about the play in the Navy game last year in which you kicked the ball and some one said it was done on purpose.
K.--"The bouncing ball just happened to strike square on the toe of my shoe in stride."
Int.--Are you sure?
K.--"It looks like a deliberate dribble in the picture, but it didn't look that way on the field. . . . I hate to spoil a good story, but they were wrong. I'm not that smart."
Reidy--Simper a little when you say that crack, L. K.
Int.--It all looks pretty doubtful.
K.--" . . . but you have an Irishman's word for it that if they had X-rayed my brain when my foot struck the ball, they would have found no deliberate intent."
Reidy--Give 'em both barrels on this next statement, Larry. Chin up, chest out, eyes flashing righteous fire.
K.--"That's my story and I'll stick to it, even though you probably don't believe me even now!"
Reidy--Why Larry, we all believe every single word you say.