Saturday, October 06, 2007

Football Pep Talks

My nephew Jonah plays football. He is six years old and he is really not loving the whole thing. They practice a lot and it is very disciplined. My sister told me about the coach's pep talk after the big game this morning and I found it hysterical.

Coach: We have got to get a handle on these tears. We can not win football games if everyone is crying during every game. If you are crying, you can not focus on tackling or scoring. We can not have every player crying during every play.

Is that too funny? Do you think that is what the coaches for the NFL teams say after their games? Can you just imagine it? Listen, we have got to get a handle on these tears.....You are getting paid a zillion dollars and you can't focus on tackling if you are crying. Too funny.


Martha said...

Poor little guys. They'd probably rather be home wrestling in their own backyard.

Come to think of it, I've seen grown men go to tears at baseball games. Not my husband, not yours, but someone's. Were you there when Felipe' told the ref to "get a real job"?

Heather said...

I don't remember that. That must have been something to see. Felipe was definitely serious about his softball.

Shelly said...

Wow.... 6 years old... at that age it should just be fun!!!