Once upon a time, Eli was a young boy who dreamed of playing professional football. He practiced day and night, and his hard work and dedication eventually paid off. Eli was drafted by the New York Giants, where he played as a cornerback.
One day, while Eli was studying the playbook with his teammates, he discovered that his name had been used as a crossword clue in the local newspaper. The clue read “N.F.L. cornerback Apple.”
Eli was ecstatic! He ran to his coach and showed him the crossword, saying, “Coach, I’m in the newspaper! My name is the answer to a crossword!”
The coach smiled and said, “Well, Eli, that’s quite an achievement. It’s not every day someone’s name ends up in a crossword.”
From that day on, Eli became known as the “N.F.L. cornerback Apple” among his fans and teammates. He continued to play with skill and determination, and even inspired other young football players to chase their dreams just like he did.
And so, Eli’s connection to the crossword clue provided a small but meaningful moment of pride and recognition in his football career.