Friday, March 8, 2013

The Boys of Fall

Before Marine was Maddie's Dad....

Before he was my husband....

Before he was my lover ;) ....... (lover just rolls off the tongue so smooth I had to say it).

Before he was a Marine.

Way back when he was your typical American teenage boy. Back then he was one of those "boys of fall" Kenny Chesney sang about.

Marine lived and breathed football. And from what I have been told he was pretty good at it. 

When I started dating Marine, Babbles called me and the conversation went something like this:

Babbles: "So you realize Marine is kinda of a big deal right?"
Me: "Uh.... ok."
Babbles: "I mean you do know he was like one of the star football players in high school?!"
Me: "Ummmm....."
Babbles, "He still holds 2, TWO, school records."
Me: "Wow.... ok."
Babbles: "Scouts used to come to our po-dunk town to watch him."
Me: "Wow....."
Babbles: "I really can't believe you sometimes."

Maybe I should point out again that Marine is several years younger then me. And Babbles has always been big on our towns High School sports, holding a school record herself and now being a teacher and track coach. So she can quote you about any stat. I on the other hand am clueless.

So perhaps Marine was a big deal during his day. 

Come tomorrow night I will get to see if he still has it. 

In January someone contacted Marine about playing in an Alumni football game against our school's biggest rival. 

Ever since he has been like a kid in a candy store. So excited as he heads off to practice after work and on Sunday afternoons. 

Another shot to relive the glory days. 

Our entire small town is abuzz with excitement over the game. Vixen has even dusted off the old pom-poms and organized an alumni cheerleading squad. 

I admit with all the excitement I feel like a kid in high school again. Looking forward to the big game and going and hanging out with all my friends. In high school we used to watch the game and vote on which guy had the best butt.... Oh admit it you know you did the same. I mean those tight pants? How could you not!

I for one admit I am excited to see Marine in those pants. *wink, wink*

The game is for a good cause to, with the majority of the money being donated to the two schools athletic programs. 

So tomorrow night I will don my school colors and wear Marine's high school Letterman jacket as I go to fully support my sweetheart. In high school I never really dated a jock, tomorrow night will be reliving not only those days for Marine but my chance to relive what it's like to date a hot, football player. 

Awe the boys of fall....

When I feel that chill, smell that fresh cut grass
I'm back in my helmet, cleats and shoulder pads
Standing in the huddle listening to the call
Fans going crazy for the boys of fall
They didn't let just anybody in that club
Took every ounce of heart and sweat and blood
To get to wear those game day jerseys down the hall
Kings of the school man, we're the boys of fall
~ Kenny Chesney ~


R said...

Oh now that sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. I wish I'd grown up in a town where something, any sport, was big and we could have gotten into it like that.

Mrs. Match said...

That sounds like a blast! I wish I could watch Match play an alumni game for his college lacrosse team. Apparently he was a really big deal back in the day (captain of the team!)
I miss the fun of going to a high school football game. Makes me want to go to one here in town, just for the nostalgia. :-)

phoebe said...

how fun is that?! i can't wait to hear (and see pics?) of that game! have lots of fun!!!