Maybe You And Your Team Sucks

Mogadishu Matt

I spent what felt like a stupid amount of time practicing in the hot sun during my freshman year in high school. I had already spent two other years playing football for the junior high team. To be honest with you, my first two years were marred by hospitalization and behavioral problems. I had believed that I had a small chance of turning the tide and and salvaging my football experience.

Our junior varsity team had done well win/loss record wise. It seemed that we had a grasp on our plays and conditioning. I did not see much playing time, (the anxiety ridden teenage Matt seldom could muster the “juice” to bother the coach for more playing time). I was more of a caricature at times, being known for body slamming people on special teams. Our season ended well, then our entire team was invited to suit up for the…

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