Anyway, I like to go and take pictures and to make comments on the sidelines. This year only Neil and Daniel went as Kevin is in Korea and Michael finally decided he doesn't have much fun and chose to stay in bed this year. I had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. Please understand that this football game is not a typical game, which frustrates some. The intent is really to build bonds and have a little fun. Therefore there are lots of people on both teams. The tradition here has been old guys vs. young guys. Anyone over 18 is an old guy and anyone younger than 18 is a young guy. Everyone plays! There are a lot of rules that are broken and created out of convenience, usually by the old guys. Somehow the game always ends in a tie.
Some people take the game a little too seriously and don't have fun but if you looked at the over 300 pictures I took, most everyone is having fun. The game is played as a somewhat tackle/flag football game. The flag system rarely lasts long. This year some of the people who haven't played before took it a bit too seriously if you ask me. When you horse collar a kid (my kid) that's a bit much. But no fear, when Neil felt his little brother was being pushed around a bit too much, he took matters into his own hands and said it was game on. A lot of the young guys play football for the high school. They came ready to play with cleats and everything. They certainly held their own. There were some tough hits, thankfully everyone walked away with minor bumps and bruises.
I don't care what anyone says, the boys have fun and it's a great way to build camaraderie between the youth of our church and their adult leaders.
|Run Daniel Run!|
|See those gloves...they stunk up my car so bad I thought I was going to puke! Ugh|
|Neil's shirt was a victim and didn't survive the game.|
|I love how Daniel is hanging on for dear life! He was NOT going to let go.|