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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Football Baby!

I love this time of year, as football season is in full swing, both on the college level and in the NFL.

My Patriots thrashed the New York Jets, 38-14 today, in a record setting performance. CB Ellis Hobbs returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown to open the third quarter. The previous record of 106 yards was accomplished three times, but not since 1979. Randy Moss, the Patriots' much ballyhooed and controversial WR acquisition of the off season, had little impact on today's game, catching nine Tom Brady passes for 183 yards (a 20.3 yard per catch average), while Brady threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns.

While that was good, it gets even better for this proud dad.

M played his first flag football games this afternoon. Even though his team lost both games, 14-0 and 21-7, the important thing is not wins and losses but just learning the fundamentals of football and what it's like to play in an organized league for the first time. The games were 20 minutes long, with two ten minute halves. Each team was on offense and defense for one half at a time. There was a ten minute break between games.

M played well today. He played running back on offense and on the very first play of the season, M took the hand off from the quarterback and ran for 10 yards. Except for one play when he went backwards, M always got positive yards. On defense he was playing out on the edge where a corner back would play and pursued well, though he was chasing some bigger, faster kids.

If you know me you would not be surprised that I was cheering the loudest. Not just for M, but for all of the kids on his team and even when some of the other team's players made good plays.

Even the cool weather, overcast skies and misty rain during the second half of the second game couldn't dampen the fun atmosphere for the kids and the parents.

All in all it was a fun day.

Oh, yeah, the Red Sox won, today too. Icing on the cake, baby.

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8 Comments:

At 09 September, 2007 21:33, Blogger JLee said...

We do fantasy football up here at work and it always makes the games more interesting. lol

 
At 09 September, 2007 23:22, Blogger American Guy said...

That's it?!? You make us wait a week and (aside from your movie thingy) all we get is another sports post? You better have a broken arm or other such reasonable excuse for not writing more...

And we're still waiting for you to dish about that encounter with the female of the species.

 
At 10 September, 2007 07:56, Blogger DaBich said...

Hey, I was watching the Steelers and the Browns (the Browns gave the game away to the Steelers), and saw the score for New England and said "Green will be happy?" My hubby said "Huh?" LOL Oh well.

I'm glad M's football games went well, even if they lost. Way to go M on making Dad proud!

 
At 10 September, 2007 09:38, Blogger ~Autumn said...

Um, I think what Db meant to say was that the Steelers were the only team to show up for that game. Browns who? Grrr.

Glad the Pats won. But they always win. It's like Steelers in the 70's or San Fran in the 80's or Buffalo in the 90's ... you get the picture. It's easy to cheer for a team who always wins! LOL

Oh, and I'm with AG... waiting to hear about your lady friend!

 
At 10 September, 2007 17:42, Blogger ESTHER LOVES HER KING said...

Besides cheering on your special M, the other best part was that you cheered on ALL the children. If only more parents would do that at the games. Good grief! Too much drama on too many fields across America because too many parents don't have a grip on the real point of children's games. Do you offer etiquette classes for other parents? :)

 
At 10 September, 2007 23:36, Blogger ESTHER said...

Don't forget - Give some thought to that etiquette class!

 
At 11 September, 2007 09:06, Blogger DaBich said...

Autumn ~ I seriously didn't think the Steelers played very well. Their defense kept them in the game the entire first half!

 
At 11 September, 2007 09:10, Blogger DaBich said...

If Moss keeps up his game like he did, the Pats will be unbeatable!

 

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