It may be preseason for the NFL but, for our city's youth football league, it was Jamboree over the weekend. Our team played 10 minutes of offense and 10 minutes of defense against 4 separate teams. It was their first taste of competition for the season.
It was my first real turn as a spectator of youth football. Not a big football fan (at all) but when you've personally invested 13 years into one of the players, it makes the game a little different. And youth football still has the innocence, the pure love of the game. It isn't driven by money or fame. It isn't filled with celebrity drama and sponsors. It is able to just be football. And then, it's not so bad.