are you ready for some football?
My least favorite type of person is the alpha male.
Those guys whose insecurities lead them to be bullies or their sport history cause them to live vicariously through their children’s athletic endeavors.
So, with great trepidation yesterday, I attended my son’s first ever football game.
Due to the fact that my son has moved 5 times in his life, he never has played organized football.
Unlike our former home of Frankfort, Yorkville, thankfully, is open to allowing kids with no experience to join the football program.
Cameron’s game started late so I sat through half the 8th grade game and then all of his two and a half hour scrimmage. The youth football crowd is much different then the baseball crowd.
The football parents are serious, very very serious.
It was quite chilly yesterday and halfway through the fourth quarter of a tie game, my son’s team’s running back was dropped for a loss. The other dads around me frowned and grumbled. I quipped that I didn’t care as long as the clock kept running. The guys looked at me like I had committed treason. I would have been more popular if I had kicked one of their dogs.
I think next game, I will bring a long lens and just hide behind my camera.
© 2009 Scott Strazzante