Football is THE sport of
although some in San Antonio would
say they prefer basketball and rightfully so.
I’m not a football fan, although when I was younger I pretended to be
which was nice because I now have sweet memories of my dad driving me to the
high school football games. I sat with
my friends and he sat alone on the bleachers to watch the game. He liked football. I liked football players.
Cowboys – who hasn’t heard of them? – used to have spring training at
Edwards University Austin during July and
August. Can you imagine all that gear in
100-degree heat plus humidity? Now, they
have spring training in Oxnard, California by the sea. Much cooler.
But I did have a Dallas Cowboys sighting one morning – Troy Aikman at
Sweetish Hill bakery in West Austin.
Yesterday, I watched the movie, “Friday Night Lights” for the first time. I was aware of the TV show of the same name because it was filmed across the street from a place where I used to live in
Austin. Austin High football games were held on that
field as well. I heard the announcers
loud and clear.
The movie was very entertaining with an ending that surprised me. It’s about the Permian Panthers of Odessa, a team famous for winning. I liked the way the movie was written, directed and edited. It wasn’t predictable, nor overly flashy. The characters were developed and gave me an understanding of why football was important to those kids. They wanted out of
Odessa. A life bigger than a trip to Wal Mart.
I recommend the movie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390022/