A New Start In the Second Week
August 30th, 2010
So after the last week from hell with the departure in talent and the lack of equipment the team is on a serious downward spiral and itís not fun like itís supposed to be, the parents are upset and the kids are upset, the coaches have no idea whatís going on and everyone is in a panic. Itís time to act and itís time to get this train on track. Iíve called everyone in person and spoken to all of the parents and all of the kids and just giving advice and guidance on getting their equipment, but itís doing very little to ease their frustration. Understandably, but realistically this has nothing to do with me.
So I get up on the soap box and call all the parents down and all of the kids to get into a semi circle and I go on to explain that ďwe donít succumb to adversity, we overcome it and we come out on the other side stronger for itĒ and how ďthe problems we have are little ones and weíre still going to be playing this game as good as we can because the game deserves it, the fellow players deserve it, the coaches and the parents deserve it, and thatís all there is to itĒ then a funny thing happened. A strange kind of jostling in the kneeling kids, the parents can see and you can almost feel it in the air, then one of my more ďliberalĒ seniors screams outs ď**** those guys that left, **** the league for this missing equipment bull ****! Be what!?Ē and all in unison we get a huge roar ďBE RED!Ē itís our motto. And in that moment, we healed and got down to doing what it is we all set out to do the previous week. The cancers were gone and it was time to pray, time to play and time to be our own little gods, if for just a little while. It was time to play football. Up next, Monday the 6th of September at 12hr00 we test our metal against the Central City Demons.
And just like that Iím loving life again and some new faces have emerged from the crowed to lead and take charge saying ďTake hold of me guys, Iím leading the way to this fist fight and Iím not waiting to get hit before I start swinging!Ē Yeah, itís going to be that kind of a game!