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Urban_Hermit 68M
152 posts
2/27/2018 7:00 am
Grandson's intro to football.


My eldest told me a story the other day and I thought it was cute. She'd taken my eldest grandson who is 8 years old to a football game with all adults in both teams, it was 'flag football' or 'touch football'.

It doesnt involve tackling the opponents, just doing maneuvers to avoid them and if you are touched you have to stop play and I'm not sure what you do after that, whether you pass the ball to the other team, have 3 touches and then pass the ball to the other team or what, I dont know, but whatever the rules my grandson was on the sideline looking enviously at them.

These men were all from my church, one African American pastor is a huge man, a martial artist and does weights etc. He told my grandson to come and play, they were careful not to run into him and the pastor let him catch him twice, but then got a shock. My grandson got him a couple of times when he didnt want to be touched, the was fast.

On one occasion when it was time to kick off, the two teams faced each other, they stared at my grandson and he stared right back. Then they started intimidating him, trying to tease him and saying stuff like, "He's too small. We'll run rings around him" and lots of other things. He stared at them for a while and then just said, "I didnt come here to talk."

What a ! Mum was proud and the guys laughed. She was beaming telling me about it all. He wants to go back again next week. He's hooked.

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
2/27/2018 7:00 am

He hasnt got much of a backyard at all at home, he plays a few games at school but this blew his mind.

Judgement Day will be interesting.


ShakinaGlow 70F

2/27/2018 3:22 pm

"I didnt come here to talk."

That is so cute!! Your grandson means business.



Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
2/28/2018 3:18 am

    Quoting ShakinaGlow:
    "I didnt come here to talk."

    That is so cute!! Your grandson means business.
Yes. He's growing up. He told his mum he wants to be baptised a few months back. That's marvelous.

Judgement Day will be interesting.