Lyndon Johnson and Texas Football
When Lyndon B. Johnson was the President of the United States, his favorite football story was about the football player from Texas University who came to the nation's capital to be interviewed by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
"Tell us what you can do," asked the Redskins' football coach.
"Well, gentlemen," said the young and eager Texas football player, "there are pluses and minuses. The pluses are I can run 100 yards in 9.6 seconds even on a muddy field. I punt 70 yards, and I can throw forward passes more than 60 yards against the wind
'And the minuses?" breathlessly asked the football coach.
"Well," replied the young football player, "seeing as I'm from Texas, I've been known to exaggerate...."