It is 5:00 pm Sunday night and I am wrapping up the weekend. My wife is out shopping and I am kind of really, well, doing nothing.
This was not too much longer after I wrapped up my chores around the house so don’t think that this I how I spent the day
I get a text message from my pal Sean who is asking
‘Hey can you play tonight at 9pm?”
Its a fill in role for a team I know nothing about = at a place I have never been to = in a league that is technically a little bit younger.
AND .. Its Sunday night
“Yep. That sounds great” was my reply
“Pick you up at 8:10” is how we ended the text
That was no different than the time I rented some gym space in the West Orange Armory’s Soccer Palace. I received an email about an hour before I was about to leave from my goal keeper.
“Sorry Chris, kids are sick… “
10 minutes later I had a friend Jeff on the phone. 30 ,minutes later we were in the Jeep on our way down Columbia Turnpike
Why do we do it ?
I am in my early 40s now and miss playing every day. Every chance I get I will get out there an have fun. I am not in college anymore, I am not trying to win tournaments, I am not trying to impress my family.
So there I was with a bunch of younger guys running around playing a game.
That’s why we do it !!!