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    I am reading a Grishm book called The Bleachers and began thinking about what it must be like for those of you who played football to watch the games now. What you miss, what plays strongest in your mind now when you look back. Did any of you play for any diehard teams like portrayed in the book? What kind of emotions does watching the Rams in their sucess and failures stir up in you from your days of play? I kind of feel left out of this realm of football.
    Mods, you may need to move this to another area, I wasnt sure.

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    Pro-football doesn't really relate to my playing days. I have fond memories of playing the game from a very young age through my high-school years. I think that is what keeps me bound to the sport itself.

    With most teams headed to camp, including our Rams I am reminded of two-a-days. I grew up and played in a very hot climate during the dog days of august. Our coaches would not allow you to remove your helmet. I remember my head being so hot I thought it was going to burst. We had plenty of water, but after practice I remember it being very easy to drink a 32oz gatorade in one gulp.

    Curly ~ Horns


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      Ferter, it does apply. Like you said, with the boys going to camp, it brings back memories and keeps you intact to the game.
      The one thing you have over me is I never played. Please dont get me wrong, I didnt want to, nor do I wish I could just got to thinking about the game from the standpoint of all you who actually played in HS. The book is about a HS team, some players made it to college most didnt. One or two to the pros. Mostly it talks about the boys and what they rememberabout a hard coach.
      I know every fan loves their team and sport, but football is a passion with me. Now that the season is getting close I am so excited, but I cant feel what you all feel. My husband is the same as you on the remembrance of two-a-days and the heat but loved every minute of it.I think it has to be in your blood, you have to have a drive to be the best and keep going.


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