Saturday, September 19, 2009
The key word here would be FLAG
Spark is trying football this fall through community ed. The 3rd and 4th graders, he is 3rd, play flag football and then when they are older they play the real deal. Well, these boys are so not interested in mamby pamby flag football. Here is their definition of flag football. They tackle who ever has the ball. Once he goes down, four other boys will jump on the pile just for good measure. A few moments later a hand will jut up out of the middle of the heap holding a flag. All the while the coaches, high school varsity players, are yelling "NO TACKLING - NO TACKLING." Well, good luck with getting 8 - 10 year old boys not to rough house, especially while playing football. They are cute out there though, running around like they are in the pros and dancing when they get a touch down.