Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's the Sport of Kings, Better Than Diamond Rings, Football

I've had lots of questions in regards to the kids and how their sports seasons are going. I'm glad to say that my son is enjoying football immensely and really considers himself a football player now. The constant workouts have gotten him into good shape, his team has made him feel wlecome and his coaches have been demanding but encouraging.

His team is loaded and is certainly one of the best teams in the league. Currently they're in first place at 5-0. Their defense only this week actually gave up some points. Prior to that the only touchdown was from an interception.

The first game of the season started off roughly for the boy, but he's made progress since then. Game one began like this.
Kick to the other team.
Defense holds the other team from getting a first down and the offense takes the field. (The boy plays offensive line)
1st play for the offense, whistled dead, flags fly, False Start offense, Coach yells, "Dagromm!!!!" I sink a little bit into my place on the bleachers.
2nd play for the offense, whistled dead, flags fly, False Start offense, Coach yells, "Dagromm!!!!" I sink further down into the bleachers. The boy gets pulled and his replacement goes in.
3rd play for the offense, whistled dead, flags fly, False Start offense, I cheer maniacally for the kid that isn't mine that got the penalty. The boy gets sent back in.
4th play for the offense, whistled dead, flags fly, False Start offense, Coach yells, "Dagromm!!!!" I deflate again.
5th play for the offense, they get the play off, the running back breaks free. The defense which has by this time been lulled to sleep doesn't react in time. Touchdown.

I heard the Dagromm name yelled out about five more times that game. Not for more penalties, but for not having his shoes tied, or for failing to go on the field because he was too busy staring at the cheerleaders that were standing directly behind the bench. When the lead got insurmountable in the fourth, I finally exhaled and was able to enjoy myself.

Each week has been been better and he hasn't had a penalty the last couple of games. For anyone that would like to keep up with how the team is doing or is in the NoTex area and wants to come by and watch them play then here is the website.


He is in the 11-12 age group and his team name is the Colts. They usually update the scores from the previous Sunday late in the week, so although it says 4-0, they are actually 5-0. I think there's also a link on there somewhere to the team website, but I haven't looked for it yet.

Late addition - I just looked at the team Myspace page. Here it is for those interested in seeing some of the pics from their Homecoming this last weekend.



Gyuss Baaltar said...

This is awesome! The guy who was stalking Bice can come to your football games now.

Dagromm said...

Gyuss - Definitely. Everyone is welcome to come out. They've got nachos at the concession stand and soccer fields on the other side of the parking lot if you like to watch youth soccer. That's what I do sometimes before games.

Susan said...

I've never been to Texas. I hear football is taken seriously there and teams are actually not a horrible embarassment. Perhaps I'm just a little miffed at the local team. The football team here finally won a game last weekend....against a single A school. If they'd lost I was going to set the field on fire.

Dagromm said...

Susan - You might not believe how seriously it's taken here. When my kid had those three early penalties I thought he was going to be mobbed by angry parents. They were certainly getting vocal about it.

Churlita said...

It sounds like you all take cheerleaders pretty seriously in your family too.

Dagromm said...

Churlita - We take cheerleaders any way we can get them in my family.

Tera said...

Look here Mr. Dag-on-it! Don't come back in here thinkin' your about to post fify-leven posts and we're gonna read 'em...it's not. Going. Down!

Dagromm said...

Tera - I'm just trying to maximize the time available. If there's one lesson I learned in college it's to get it when you can get it.
If there are two lessons that I learned in college then it would be the above lesson and that convictions are hard to get without physical evidence. The third lesson is that they never have as much physical evidence as they claim, so keep your mouth shut.
I just saved everyone out there the expense of a college education. Take notes chums!

Kofi said...

Great stuff here. I'm glad things are continuing to work out.

heather said...

are there bleachers? real ones? it's been a long time since i got busted for smoking or making out under the bleachers. :-)

heather said...

oh, and beer, gotta have beer!

Dagromm said...

Kofi - Thanks, I appreciate the sentiment.

Heather - There's mini bleachers, and they're hot as hell in the Texas sun. How could you see the game from under the bleachers?

Heather - I suspect that's what's in the sports bottles that the coaches keep drinking from.

Tera said...

Keep my mouth shut huh? Make me.

Dagromm said...

Tera - "Make me" are my two favorite words.

heather said...

who the hell said i was gonna watch the game? i always went to make out, drink and smoke! lol

hell, i even did that durring the one year i was on the track team, could be why i only did it for one year. ;-)

Dagromm said...

Heather - I think that's why a lot of people join the track team.