Football’s Rose Colored Glasses – Is It True?
As fans, we tend to view our athletes with rose colored glasses. As parents, it’s hard to remove those and take stock of our athletes, who after all, sprang from our loins, full of unrealized promise. Is my son a good football player, or have the love goggles redirected objectivity yet again?
Arguments ensue over less. Thankfully, there are ways to pick the wheat from the chaff.
Sport is, after all, a results oriented activity. For all its other attributes, in the end, there are hard numbers to tell the tale. Success or failure? Ultimately, a look at the stats reveals the cold, hard truth. Maybe your son would be better off playing basketball, soccer, or the trumpet.
Football…… well, maybe it’s just another way to spend Saturday. Will he ever play on Saturdays, on the way to playing on Sundays? For most, that’s an eternity down the road, if they ever even sniff D1 field turf. All there is now are the numbers.
How do they stack up, really?
- 2nd Playoff Round, 3 seconds from league championship game
- Season Team Captain
- 2-Way Starter
- National FBU Tournament Team Selection
- Member of Winter 2014 League Championship IYFL Arena Football Team
- 2014 Lawyer Milloy / Bruce Irvin Football Camp – Outstanding Wide Receiver Award
Led the team in (Despite missing 2 games):
- Receiving TDs
- Receiving Yards
- Yards per Reception (for players with 5 or more catches)
- Passes Defensed
- Team’s longest play from scrimmage
- Team’s longest TD
In the beauty pageant that is football, numbers never lie.
Rose colored glasses, or player?