Friday, September 08, 2006
Friday Night Lights
I love football... football season, the sound of helmets cracking, shoulder pads smacking, the THUD when a player is tackled, the roar of the crowd...I just love football!
Fall is a wonderful season of changing colors, crisp mornings, cool evenings, and Friday night lights. We bundle up and head to the football field about an hour before the game starts to partake in the tailgate parties sponsored by our booster club and local merchants, and we always have our butts in the stands at least 30 minutes before kick off so we can watch our son run onto the field with his team.
I'm one of those screaming, excited, never-sits-down, drives-everyone-around-her-crazy fans. By the end of a game I'm usually horse, but it's so worth it! I scream, I cheer, I sing the school song - and I very vocally admonish all the sit-on-their-butts people around me to "get up and cheer, dammit!" and to "sing the school song, for gods' sake, the words are in your damn program!" I don't think they like me much, but tough tooties...I'm here, I'm a football mom, and I'm loud and proud!!!
My son played soccer for 11 years before he switched to football - he was a goalkeeper. I was just as damned excited, and annoying, at every single one of his soccer games as I am at his football games. At least now I've got a few more vocal allies in the stands with me so I'm not screamin' alone anymore. ;)
Crisp nights, changing colors, and Friday night lights....does it get any better than this!?!
Posted by Dorrene BrownButterfield at 10:16 PM