Maybe since I’m not a man I just don’t get this. I am at my kid’s eighth grade football game. I hate to confess, but sometimes being outside lulls me into a sort of daze when my son isn’t playing. Maybe it is my lack of knowledge that I don’t see every mistake our team makes.
This isn’t my son’s first football experience…but he still has a lot to learn. Even I know that. One would think though, that part of the point of pre-high school sports, would be to learn.
Some of the worst critics of the players are the grandpas!!!! If my dad were still alive, I know that he would keep his mouth shut.
I’m a pretty quiet person by nature. I’d never dare make any sort of remark about a player that wasn’t encouraging. Maybe if I was watching a Patriots game I’d make a few disparaging remarks about Tom Brady….but he isn’t a thirteen year old.
My son has had his second experience ever playing back up quarterback. Again he has a lot to learn. As it is evident to everyone else, even I can tell he has made a really bad pass. One of the grandpas makes an overly dramatic “What the hell was that…doesn’t he know how to throw the ball?” Then his daughter(mom of a player) says “Who is 54? I though so and so was going to play quarterback. Why isn’t so and so quarterback” I then said “I’m 54’s mom” and it took much restraint not to tell that guy off.
At this point I would think any criticism of my son, or rearranging of the lineup would come from the coach. I guess grandpa and his daughter don’t think so.