This would seem an almost unnecessary sub-head under this general chapter. It cannot but be admitted that the man who loses his head in a game is the man who will probably lose the game at a critical moment. It often occurs that an opponent makes use of a proficiency in sly banter for the very purpose of getting the other fellow "going." While tactics of this sort are not ideal in football, they are often presented in the general problem that the player meets. People on the sidelines do not appreciate the continual struggle going on in the individual player to control himself. To conquer an inclination to "get even" is a manly victory. If the resolution to accomplish this is fulfilled in the first game, it comes easier in the next contest, until it finally becomes second nature not to get "rattled." Nothing is better preparation for a young man to meet the plays on life's real gridiron without "losing his head."