american football - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
You could feel the adrenaline from the pitch to the stands and flowing right around the stadium. It was the sort of tension people crave, because it comes right before the elation... maybe... There is something about that, the possibility of joy rather than the certainty that makes it all so much fun. I wonder if it comes from the days of humans hunting, that when they caught their prey the joy came as an elation. And here we are, these teams giving us the chance to feel tribal, to feel the ancient part of us emerge and dance.
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.