November 16: Moment of impact. A header can be an effective weapon in soccer. But a facer, that's certainly gonna hurt. And according to Newton, the ball is smashing the player's head as much as the player is smashing the ball. Ouch! We're still waiting for the ball to come down. Until next time, be… Continue reading Newton’s third law of motion.
November 14: The Agony of Defeat Always Accompanies The Thrill of Victory. ABC Sports and Jim McKay were right. In the opening of the ABC Wide World of Sports McKay would say "the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat…the human drama of athletic competition." This simple phrase, along with the opening sequence of videos… Continue reading Jim McKay was right.
November 7: Back in the saddle after a week of no posts. Well, did ya miss the posts? Did something not seem right just like the right leg of the soccer player in the photo above? I was out of commission for almost a week. First, I was bed-ridden following a vaccine booster shot and… Continue reading Something weren’t quite rite, needed a respite.
November 1: A runner never got to second by always standing on first. As I mentioned in the last post, it's playoff time for fall sports at the local schools. And as planned, I made it to the First Flight soccer match against Rocky Mount. Playoffs are a special time so I decided to try… Continue reading Try new things, get out of your comfort zone.
October 26: Sometimes it's over and all you can do is watch... They did what they could do. Time has pasted for action. Now, the keeper and two defenders can only watch as the ball swooshes into the back of the net. Do what you can do, all that you can do, and watch as… Continue reading Enjoy the little things in life, for some day you will realize they were the big things.
October 12: Could've gone either way. Sometimes you give it your all and it's not enough. The keeper for Manteo High School was challenged all match long during the battle against rival school First Flight. He was either diving headlong into the grass or leaping as high as he could to stop the ball. He… Continue reading “Missed it by that much…”
October 2: Help me understand (caution: photographer griping-zone ahead). Yogi Berra had a lot of great sayings. He was either a philosopher or a very confused ball player that got plunked a little too often. One of my favorite Yogism is "the place is so popular that nobody goes there anymore." There's a lot of… Continue reading “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra