Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

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Football Daddy Dearest

We have these area football leagues that then play each other and play other league winners and so forth. One of the league owners, it turns out, put together his league only so his son could play defense. He told the coaches of his son's team (12-14 year-olds) that his son plays every minute on defense. Well, their final league game, the coaches put the kid on offense and everybody agrees that's why they won that game and made it into the overall playoffs.

Daddy gets home from a trip and finds out his son played offense and fires the coaches. The players refuse to go to the playoffs without their coaches. Daddy says Fine. The parents back their kids. Daddy still says Fine. After a couple of days, the team is offered an unofficial playoff against one of the other teams, with their coaches, and Daddy relents. The kids are glad they're playing and with their coaches, but it's not the official playoff they could have had.

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