Words and draws by Russ
You are so brave! I never would have guessed you would have done this. Very cool, especially the part about having burgers with your Dad. I love how you drew that. -Cin
I can see football being a really arduous journey for you. The only thing that seems comforting about this is the burgers with dad. The rest took a lot of guts. ~Maryoxox
And: I weighed about 90 lbs & was very short ~~that part made me cringe...like Cin said: You are so brave.I think Cin & I may be your groupies.
Did they teach you how to give wedgies when you made the team? :)
This is one of the most charming things I've ever read! Everyone's right--you were so BRAVE to do that!Wish I had a similar story but I fractured my leg in H.S. and was out of gym forever!
I agree with Cin & Frank et Mary... my first organized sport was hockey and that netted me all of zero cred in school!The f*cks in my neighborhood would not let me join them playing football... I would later ask my self how badly did I want to play because I never pressed my Mom about it the way I did with hockey...Did you ever ask your Dad about what he thought playing football? I have a boxing story in me today to share but when it comes to what my peeps thought, I never had any real idea... they'd come to some of my fights and do whatever... Still no matter what position you played that was such a brave thing... I think it is cool that you played ball..!
in highschool, i wanted to be the one to wear the jersey; the guys would give their jerseys to their girlfriends or cheerleaders to wear on game day. for a brief time, i was the girl, and i thought that was just awesome. til i actually had to put up with that football player, sigh, then i was glad to give the jersey back and his ring and just be the girl that i was instead of the girl i thought i wanted to be. at least in that regard.
Our colors were blue and gold and the mascot Panthers. You were indeed very brave to be on that football team. Great story, and wouldn't you love one of those hamburgers? We used to have a cafe down from our school with the best burgers from one of those shiney flat grills. yum.
No worries. My little nephew played football the same exact way. He totally dug the uniform, but he had no idea what the rules were. How do I know this?... He's 38 years old, and still doesn't know. LOL
I did one year of high school football, it did not help my social standing. I was still a brain and a nerd.
Brave indeed. Cool story.
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