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Into the field
all the flowers gone
freshmen struggle

Haiku : Richard Jodoin
Haiga composition : Richard Jodoin

Picture extracted from the documentary Vietnam by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, 2017
Production : Florentine films / ARTE France / PBS/ WETA
Country : USA

And an anthology of classic vietnamese rock 1968-1974

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©Richard Jodoin

Background photo : photographer Andrew Love in 1946.
North High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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View From The SkyIllustrator : ???
The original cover, here.
Thanks to the University of Idaho.
Yours Idaho Vandals Football Program Covers Collection is enjoyable.
This one especially dating from 1934.

Haiku : Richard Jodoin

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Haiga of football 50

Running Deep SouthOriginal title «O.J.Simpson breaks for daylight» The Modern Game
1969 History of College Football Chevrolet sports art by Arnold Friberg
To see the original painting and the three others paintings of the set, here.

Beautiful work of Arnold Friberg (1913-2010)
Official website, here and also a biography there.
Thank you very much Monsieur Friberg.

Haiku & Haiga: Richard Jodoin

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If you need a little help to understand the haiku, please read the following excerpt
from an article of the University of Texas History Corner.

« While a few players strapped nose guards over their faces, most went without any protection. Instead, they grew their hair longer, and at game time wrapped bandages around their heads and over the tops of ears (to prevent ears from being pulled and torn), which pushed the hair up into a mop. The mat of hair was supposed to be sufficient cushioning to prevent severe injuries.»
And… The name of this mat of hair : chrysanthemum-haired.

The complete article, here.
And a humorous cover of  Puck magazine at the Library of Congress, there.