As we left Chance's game this morning, we saw two friends walking away from another field, opposite of us, heading for their car.
"How'd it go today?" he asked.
After a pause, "It was a learning experience," answered Matt.
"We had one of those today, too!" he answered with a slight chuckle.
And, that's just plain how we have to look at it. A learning experience. So, I'm sure you're begging to ask the age-old question - What did you learn at
- There should be some cosmic force that steps in and does not let cheaters win the game. But there is not.
- Cheaters will often win in this world, on the football field and off.
- That doesn't make it okay to be a cheater. Ever.
- Grown men/dads who call 5th graders "losers" from the sidelines are Grade A
- A pinhead on the sidelines does not, cannot, define who you are as a person.
- It is up to you to make sure that they don't.
- Being on the losing team and still having morals is way better than being a cheater on the winning team.
- It is very hard to convince a 10-year-old boy of this fact.
- But it is the most important lesson he can learn in football.
- Especially if football is life. Or at least something like it.