american football - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
I played football for my college as a sophomore. My dad came to every game right from when I was little up to when I quit because of a knee injury. Now that I'm a father I go to my son's games and I watch every minute. I want to tell all those parents engrossed in their texts and cell phones to quit it and pay attention. Being fully present matters, your kids aren't some sort of irritation to your internet and phone obsession, they're your life. How are they going to understand what they mean to you if every time they do something great and check to see if your watching you've got your head down and thumbs typing furiously?
The roar of the crowd is better than any drug to me. You can keep your prozac, doc. The rush of a touchdown, the spirit of the game, a hot dog and a pop - that's heaven right there. I could never play the game though, I'm more the kind of guy you call when your computer's broken or you just downloaded a virus. I'm as tall as any player but as skinny as your kid sister, not the best look but I have my fans. So every game I pull on my jersey and join the throng, an army of blue.
They say that all that armour in football just encourages the kids to hit each other harder, you can't see the bruises but their little brains get rattled around in their skulls causing bruising and damage. I know people get a lot of injuries in rugby too, maybe that's just as concerning.