Team USA is playing today in the soccer World Cup in Brazil. Do you have any funny/harrowing/interesting memories from a sporting event you attended, participated in, or watched?
I used to play soccer when I was a wee little kid of about 6 or 7. I played for a year or two. I guess it goes without saying…you put a bunch of little kids out there and throw a ball of any kind…it’s going to be amusing to say the least. I was a hyper little guy that didn’t really care if there was a ball in play or not. I wanted to play. If I was on the field, I was playing. Was I playing soccer? A lot less often than my mom would have liked. The ball isn’t near me? So what? I found something to keep me occupied. With a big imagination…the world is your oyster…even if there is a ball flying at you.
The coach once told us…”keep the ball going, no matter what. If someone has it….you take it from them.” I took it literally, and the first time I was allowed to be a forward….the goalie got the ball. Welp, I was told to keep kicking it and take it….So I did. That poor girl….I knocked her over and tried to get the ball from her clutches. I got benched, but that’s ok. I was just doing what I was told. Ah…to be a kid again….