a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Losing Sucks Eggs


We played Thayer Mo who has had football for years.  Last time we tied 8-8.  This time was different.  Thayer's coach goes to everyone games and watches.  This is a good thing for them.  I heard the coach yell, "Stop 81, keep him down!"  Four players tackled my 81 and did not ask this grandmother for permission.

This season, until today, the sixth grade had been undefeated.  Those Thayer boys were on ours like stink on shit, sorry.  They had a fumble on a touch down and the ref called it good...I don't think so.  Both sides played an awesome game, how can anyone move that has four guys hanging off.  This happened on both sides.

Final score...16 to 14...Thayer.

It was hard to see Andrew cry.

8 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I am sorry they lost, but someone has to lose..and you are right it sucks:)

Patricia said...

"......and they did not even ask his grandmother for permission." love it!...no sense of propriety there...but that's football for you.

SkippyMom said...

Sorry Andrew cried over the loss, that is hard to take. Unfortunately for our kids life is not always a 12-0 season.

Sucks. The grandma line made me smile tho' I hope he is okay.

The Green Stone Woman said...

That's too bad and then they had Andrew's number on top of that. I guess he is pretty fearsome, did you tell him that? That coach is a sneak. He ought to get a good yelling at.

Gennasus said...

At least it was a close game. But I don't suppose that makes Andrew feel any better.

His team did well, life is just hard sometimes.

Oz Girl said...

Indeed, a close game, and of course, someone always has to lose. So sorry it was Andrew's time, and that they had to pile on him. Who did they think they were, without even asking his grandma first??!!! How dare they!

Hope Andrew is feeling a little better today.

Tina said...

Ya win some, ya lose some..tis life...but the fact that Andrew is playing a team sport is wonderful. I don't think there is anything else on this earth that teaches team work and helps an individual gain confidence in himself like a sport. Those were tears for the team's effort..sometimes there are tears of joy and sometimes there are tears of defeat..but it sure teaches that no man is an island onto himself...next time Andrew..next time!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww Atta Boy Andrew. It's true. You win some and you lose some. Hang in there. The tide always turns!

~Lisa

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