Last night was the final soccer game of the season for Sarah. It was extremely cold and windy and I wasn’t looking forward to it. I contemplated watching the game from the car.
The team they played were some of the worst sports men, women and children I have ever seen. It clearly came from the coaches, trickled right down to the parents and the kids. I am sure in the rest of their lives these people are good people, probably people I would hang out with and enjoy their company. They just don’t know how to act on the field.
I don’t know if it was the cold weather or just that it was a late Friday night but our team responded by having a blast. We cheered for our kids, laughed, and at one point all broke out in a dance.
I have no problem with winning in a team sport. It is fun. It’s the only true test of how well you played. But I would much rather hang around with this group of losers any day.
It looks like Coach is hanging on another season, so we can get through spring and find a new coach to take over. Her shoes will be hard to fill.
It was a bittersweet loss, but one I am proud of.