Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for November 21, 1998
FRANCIS: It was right there! Victory was within our grasp! We could have beaten Jefferson! Jefferson! The number one team in the state! But we lost! And why? Because I tapped the ball back to my goalie! A play I've done a hundred times! ...and it always works! NATE: Obviously Francis is having trouble coping with being the goat. FRANCIS: ...provided the goalie is paying attention!