10 December 2013
A Salute to the Football Mom!
There is no season like Recreation Football Season and no commitment that can compare to it. Not just for the players, dads and coaches but for the Moms. The “Football Mom” is the most dedicated individual on the face of the earth. If she knew nothing about the game when she started, after a couple of years, she has become the Einstein of the sport. It you don’t believe it, just ask her.
She is all in, whether she likes it or not. From September to mid-November the Mall is only a faint memory and if her husband is coaching, well, its even worst. She bravely encourages her baby boy to get tough and hit somebody! All the while hoping nobody hits him. It’s a 3 month grind where too hot becomes too cold and eventually, too much. However, the Football Mom wears the colors of her home team and cheers on her boy!
So today, we lift our glasses (of milk) to the football Moms of the UCYFL & GBYFL and say thanks for the rides to and from practice, the work in the concession stands, the refreshments for the guys, the late dinners, the listening ear and all of the love and encouragement that sticks with a young boy for the rest of his life. Football Moms, you are loved!
Keep it locked in with The Duke as we look back, look ahead and then do it all over again in the Fall of 2014, because like the Mom’s, we don’t have an off season!