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RFL133 Winner, The

RFL133 Winner, The

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I was watching some littlekids play soccer. These kids were only five or six years old,but they were playing a realgame, a serious game. Twoteams, complete with coaches,uniforms, and parents. I didn’tknow any of them, so I wasable to enjoy the game withoutthe distraction of being anx-ious about winning or losing; Ionly wished the parents andcoaches could have done thesame. The teams were pretty evenly matched. I will just callthem Team One and TeamTwo.Nobody scored in the firstperiod. The kids were hilari-ous. They were clumsy andearnest as only children canbe. They fell over their ownfeet, stumbled over the ball,kicked at the ball and missedit, but they didn’t seem tocare.—They were having fun!In the second period, theTeam One coach pulled out what must have been his firstteam players and put in thescrubs, with the exception of his best player, who he left atgoalie. The game took adramatic turn. I guess win-ning is important even when you are five years old, be-cause the Team Two coach
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left his best players in, andthe Team One scrubs were just no match for them.Team Two swarmedaround the little guy at goalie.He was an outstanding athletefor five, but he was no matchfor three or four who wereequally as good. Team Twobegan to score.The lone goalie gave it hisall, recklessly throwing hisbody in front of incoming balls, trying valiantly to stopthem. Team Two scored twoquick points in succession. Itinfuriated the young boy. Hebecame a raging maniac,shouting, running, anddiving. With all the staminahe could muster, he finally  was able to cover one of theboys as he approached thegoal. But that boy kicked theball to another boy twenty feet away, and by the timethe young goalie reposi-tioned himself, it was toolate. They scored a third goal.I soon learned who thegoalie’s parents were. They  were nice, decent-looking people. I could tell that hisdad had just come from theoffice, tie and all. They yelledencouragement to their son.I became totally absorbed,
The Winner
Thoughts on a soccer game

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