Monthly archives for January, 2014

Sports Fans: A look into the rules of...

Sports Fans: A look into the rules of Fandom
  As the Superbowl is coming up this Sunday and my Chargers are not in it I am left with a conundrum of whom to support in the game. This has caused me to reflect on what it is to be a fan. From badminton to football, every sport has its fans.  They are the people, who love, root, cheer and even bleed for the team of their choice.  We a [...]

Daddy Ball

Daddy Ball
  Picture this scenario: It’s a beautiful Saturday spring afternoon and you are at the local youth baseball fields. Your son has a baseball game against a rival team and his coach has the best infielders playing except for one, the shortstop. This is a kid who needs a cutoff to make it to first base and fields grounders so badly the lef [...]

The End of Youth Football

The End of Youth Football
My son and I were driving home from his game on Saturday.  We had just lost a close one that would have put his team in the playoffs. This, of course, means his season is over. It was the first time in his football life his team will not play in the post season but 5-2 is still a good season by any stretch. The drive home was unusually quiet [...]

The First Day of Practice

The First Day of Practice
The sun is starting to descend in the late afternoon sky on this August day.  It’s hot and the dust from the Texas ground reflects the sun like golden flakes in the air as it is kicked around by a multitude of little feet. In the background you can hear the distinct shrill of whistles and men barking orders.  There is not a parking spac [...]