My high school is having a reunion for alumni who played in the football team. I can’t make it, but they asked for humorous stories so I contributed this one:
One season I decided to join the football team to see what that was like, even though I knew nothing about football rules or how it was played, having grown up in Venezuela. Of course I was always on the bench, but one evening, Coach Brown decided to put me in for a play. I have no idea what position I was playing, or even whether it was an offensive or defensive play, but all I remember is that the play started and everyone started moving, and I had no idea what to do. I just stood there, looking around to get a hint of what to do. But it was hard to see with that helmet on! I certainly didn’t see what felt like a train tackling me from the side.
Later, people told me that upon that tackle there was a big gasp from all the moms on the stands.
Needless to say, Coach Brown kept me on the bench the rest of the season. But I appreciated the opportunity to have played in a football game! 🙂