Friday, August 26, 2011

Go Big Green!

Sweat, grass stains, smelly uniforms, and cleats are the signs of fall at our house.  The Deerslayer participates in the time honored tradition of football in Smalltownland. 


It also means a crazy  practice schedule, scrimmage games and freshman football games during the week.  I am tired, but likely not as tired as The Deerslayer.  I tried to help him out when, after washing his practice pants, I tried to put the pads back in for him.  The words, "hot mess", come to mind. 



The team is showing promise as the season has been warming up with bowl games and another one on the schedule for this weekend. 


We will be out in force supporting our own home team of green and gold.  

After the purchase of a new padded seat for those bleachers....

GO BIG GREEN!!

28 comments:

  1. High school football is a time honored tradition in small town America. Hope your family enjoys a fun, winning, injury-free season (Both your son and you. Without a padded seat those bleachers can be a pain!)

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  2. My alma mater is green and gold - those are good colors! :-)

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  3. My boys didn't play football, it was hockey for us in our house. I miss those days...

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  4. Such sweet memories of small town High School football..Enjoy!

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  5. Best of luck to their team this year! I love small town high school sports. So very fun and the spirit is fantastic.

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  6. I had to do a double take. My nephew's team wears the same colors up here in WI! We love football season. We have to drive three hours one way to get to my nephew's football games but we always try to take in a couple each year.

    Good luck to the deerslayer and the rest of his team! (And yes, definitely get yourself a padded seat, those bleachers are hard!)

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  7. YAY! Texas HS football season starts tonight too. It's a religion down here...

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  8. Go team! I HATED those days of cleaning the sweaty, muddy, practice pants every night and they used to be white... I used EVERYthing to get them clean and just gave up. Apparently someone had given up on this pair several years before... As for the pads, I pulled them out, piled them next to the door and let the kid put them back in.

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  9. What fun. We did the same routine with two scholar/athletes. Well yes we tried to keep things in proportion but football seemed more important to the boys. :)

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  10. I suppose the unie MUST be cleaned once in awhile, but you moms gotta understand, dirty is purty in football.

    I think only spring training in big league baseball might rival this time of year in sports. In spite of all the scandals, such anticipation of good things.

    Green and gold in Kentucky seems strange, but it's a good combo. Just ask the world champs.

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  11. Go Big Green! I was spared the football season as a parent, with one athletic girl and a boy-geek. Love to watch it, though. Let's hope it is an injury-free season. The rest is gravy.

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  12. Padded seats sound great! Go Big Green!

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  13. Brings back good memories of high school football games. Good luck to your son's team!

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  14. I love hearing the police/fire truck escort for the first home game here :)
    Smalltown football!

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  15. My freshman and my senior both won their first games of the season this week. It's a good week at our house for sure. The freshman won 52-8 and the senior 21-0. The eight grader doesn't start for a few more weeks, so for now I'm only on those cold hard bleachers two times a week.

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  16. I hope it will be a fun and good season.

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  17. I remember this time of the year in US specifically in Louisiana, the remaining summers in the Bayou !

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  18. Gotta love football....East Texas football totally rocks!
    Hope your team has a great season..
    Shug

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  19. Good Luck to your deerslayer and his team. Your pictures are great. I was loosing light fast and didn't do so well with mine. My boys grew up in a small town. The only thing to do on Friday night was football. I have missed it and am glad I have my grandson to watch now. Yes, get you a padded seat. You'l need it.

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  20. TRADITION!
    Let it live forever.

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  21. Tell Deerslayer I said good luck this season.

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  22. Farmchick -- exciting times watching your son play football. Had two sons that played and never missed a game! -- barbara

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  23. Good luck to your son and his team this year! :)

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  24. Go Big Green! The idea of the padding is good and practical!

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  25. I'm not familiar with this sport for obvious reasons but it promotes characteristics to succeed even though sport generally in my country mirrors a sort of local legal medieval rivalry. Best wishes to your sons team.

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  26. I remember (because I'm old) when his father and uncle started playing football. I had the honor of picking the excess paint out of the numbers on Flyboy's jersey when we were in seventh grade, back when they were made of that weird nylon mesh. You probably should also get a good blanket or snuggie, because long about October those metal bleachers get cold!

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  27. Friday nights are forging the fame and glory of the school and town. You are right for supporting Deerslayer in this small town tradition. You certainly do not want to be an outcast.

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