Friday, September 5, 2008

Ready to Fumble! (NOT)

Am I in an alternate universe, where there are now two suns? Or is this Two Moons over Miami? No -- even better than that, it's football season! And how's this for an unidentifying photograph?

Best sideline quote tonight: "I don't know what just happened, but [Coach] sure is angry. What happened?"

What happened was that we intercepted the ball, but our player was ruled out of bounds so there was no interception. This was in the fourth quarter, coming down to the end of the game. We lost.

After the teams exchanged greetings and the other guys sang their school song and did a happy dance, our players dispersed and the coaches and wives started chatting. "How are you? Did you have a good week? It's nice to see you again!" I was tallying up the numbers in the scorebook, and at first it struck me as odd that the adults seemed so happy. We LOST, darn it! But the game is the kids' game. The coaches did everything they could do tonight, and our boys didn't come up with a win. They will have films to watch and practices to run before next Friday, but for now we have lives to live. We might as well enjoy the company of friends, right?

I wonder what new tricks the inflatable mascot will invent for next week.

2 comments:

lindayezak said...

How refreshing! You mean the parents didn't cuss out the refs and create a stink? Seems we hear a lot about overzealous parents these days.

Loved the post, and the oragami post too!

Katharine said...

Thanks, Linda! And about those parents? Well, there are a couple of reasons why I prefer to stay on the sidelines to do the scorebook. First, I concentrate better (see my posts about marching bands to understand this.) Second, I am far away from the crowd, so I hear NOTHING except a general buzz.