jcs17
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Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 3:21 pm

-Skating on a pond in my hometown in Connecticut with my dad. Playing hockey with friends in the afternoon.

-In the same town in Connecticut, he was our house-league baseball coach, and I'd always get annoyed at him if he would put me at 2nd base instead of the outfield.

-On our way back from 4:30AM hockey practice, we'd always stop at the local deli, I'd get a bagel or a donut, he'd get a coffee and a NY Times.

-Seeing at least one of my parents at everyone of my football games, even though they knew that I probably wouldn't get a chance to kick (I played in 11 of 38 varsity games).
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 7:29 pm

Quoting JCS17 (Thread starter):
-Seeing at least one of my parents at everyone of my football games, even though they knew that I probably wouldn't get a chance to kick

Kick? Bro, you know the rules. Kicker is not a position nor is it actually playing football. When you wear Bermuda Shorts, Sandels, have frosted lettuce, a beer in one hand and a heater in the other...that is not playing football.
 
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 9:29 pm

junior bowling league every Saturday morning .. mom and dad drive me to bowling center .. they watch me bowl .. after bowling friends come to my house for fun and to watch pro bowling on TV ..
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 9:45 pm

Going to OU football games in the mid 1960's. My dad taught, there.

Moved to Houston in 1968, and we went to a lot of Oilers, and Astros games in the Astrodome.
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 10:04 pm

While some people debate whether Marching Band is a sport, it was *my* sport.

My parents attended every game that I marched at through middle school and high school. They also attended about 1/2 of the home games and both away games that I played at while in college. I didn't usually meet with them during the high school games, but I always found them during the third quarter break time when I was in college. They had to travel 250 miles (r/t) for every college game they attended.

However, I did play one season of soccer, and my parents made it to about 1/2 of my games. Unfortunately my games were during Dad's work hours, and Mom worked part time afternoons so she couldn't make it to all of them, either.

I can't recall much about the summer I played softball (a children's community league) but I think my parents were both there for every game.


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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 10:25 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Kicker is not a position nor is it actually playing football.

Exactly! Dude our kicker never even practiced with us. He went over to the regular field and kicked and went home. The closest he ever came to getting hit was when he put the ball on that little stand thing in practice. I don't even remember his name. THe only cool kicker ever is Darren Bennett becuase he was a rugby player.

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
When you wear Bermuda Shorts, Sandels, have frosted lettuce, a beer in one hand and a heater in the other...that is not playing football.

ROFLAMO!
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tristarenvy
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting Redngold (Reply 4):
While some people debate whether Marching Band is a sport, it was *my* sport.

Excellent! I should have included my marching band tenure in the Dulles High School Viking Band and "The Boldest Sound From The Oldest Town" Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack Band, too....

Oh yeah, I did play baseball in third grade. We were the leauge champs, and got to go to AstroWorld for the day. Most of my team mates were picked up for shoplifting. Nice, huh?
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 10:37 pm

The most unique sports memory I have with parents is ski team in high school....

Parents would have a rotation being gatekeepers, and one week, my Mom had her first experience with setting the course and drilling the holes for the gates.

It hadn't been too awfully cold at all yet, but that night was blowing like mad, freezing like a sonuvabitch, and here's a few dozen high school race teams almost ready to go. My Mom is out there, the snow is whipping past her going UP the hill, she's battling through it, and I'm wondering if I should go help her.

Our coach skiied down to assist and it was cool.

On the drive home, she looks at me half serious and says she regrets the day when she first took me skiing as a 3-year old!  Smile

We laugh about it to this day...
 
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 10:57 pm

My mom went to all my home football games (in highschool)..My dad came to the ones I'd play in (we knew that week of practice if were going to play).

My mom came to one rugby game, she didn't like it. She said she's never seen me so violent, and didn't like me talking shit to the opponents, so she left the game early.


I saw a bumpersticker that says 'yes mom I still play rugby.' says it perfectly.
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Fri May 06, 2005 11:03 pm

Mom and Dad were at every Little League baseball game I ever played. Dad coached for a couple of years, and Mom was the Team-Mom. Sorta like me and the wife are for our son now....  checkmark   thumbsup 

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jcs17
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Sat May 07, 2005 1:32 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Kicker is not a position nor is it actually playing football. When you wear Bermuda Shorts, Sandels, have frosted lettuce, a beer in one hand and a heater in the other...that is not playing football.



Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 5):
Exactly! Dude our kicker never even practiced with us. He went over to the regular field and kicked and went home. The closest he ever came to getting hit was when he put the ball on that little stand thing in practice. I don't even remember his name.

That's why kicker was the best position in football. In practice, we would kick while the team was running and stretching. After that, practice was over for us and the coach would tell us to go to the weight room. Yeah, we'd go, but most of our time was spent talking to the girls soccer team.
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RE: Memories Of You, Your Parents And Sports

Sat May 07, 2005 1:42 am

-Going to my first baseball game with my Dad, totally amazed at the smells - fresh cut grass, boiled peanuts, hot dogs grilling, the sounds...everything.

-Sitting around the TV with my Dad, watching the Pirates in Game 7 of the NLCS when Barry "One of the Five Best Players of All Time" Bonds failed to throw out Sid Bream...thus beginning my eternal hatred of the Atlanta Braves.

-Playing catch in my backyard

-Taking Dad to his last ballgame before he died - an afternoon game at Capital City Stadium between the Capital City Bombers and the Charleston RiverDogs. I remember talking to him and he talked about how much he'd love to go up to Pittsburgh to see PNC Park now that the Pirates had a park they could be proud of again. Unfortunately, he never made it.

-Going to hockey games with Mom and listening to her heckle the Quebecois players en Francais
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