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Sports

For John, sports are where he dominates. John seemingly writes his destiny from an early age when he knocks his cousin down one Christmas while wearing his new football helmet. From that moment on he is known as "Crash" Coogan to everyone except Penn Webb. In some ways John's early physical actions do indeed reflect his life to come; John dominates on the football field, and he is unstoppable. He is unable to restrain himself from scoring touchdown after touchdown to the point where it is excessive and unsportsmanlike. John later explains his strengths, calling himself the Fastest Kid in his neighborhood, school, and town. Adults like the vice principal write off John and Mike's fight because they are leaders on the football team and it is expected that they will take the team far. Thus he is untouchable on the field and off. He approaches...

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