Yesha Callahan

I Hate Football

I truly hate football.

I hate it even more after having to spend 3 hours in the ER with the kid yesterday. Thirty minutes into his game, he was walked off the field practically in tears and holding on to his shoulder. Two of his teammates were trying to see if he was ok, while the coaches were too worried about the next play to see was going on. While another parent ran to the concession stand to get a bag of ice, I helped him out of his shoulder pad thing, or whatever it’s called.

This is not what I signed up for.

For the past two games, my son’s team has been out matched in both size and skill. Although the ages range from 11-13, most of their opponents have been at least 6’1+ and are far more developed than my son’s team. With an 0-2 record, you can tell a child that winning isn’t everything until you’re blue in the face, but when was the last time you heard a winning team say that?

The coach thought it was a good idea to take him to the ER, so on to the ER we went. 3 hours and $49 co-pay later (oh the hospital was so generous to give me a 2% discount because I paid at the time of service..I can now retire early) the verdict was a deep tissue bruise, whatever that is. Apparently nothing some motrin and ice couldn’t fix. The x-ray technician said seeing young players was her typical Saturday afternoon, as she rolled in a kid with a severe back injury and his parents watched in tears.

I hate football and $49 discounted co-pays.

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  1. September 5, 2010 - Reply

    I truly feel your pain. I too had little ones that played football. I had my share of trips to ER. However, they quickly got over it and developed a love for basketball. Yeah for me! I didn’t have to endure the elements any longer. I didn’t want to be the big bad wolf so I let them decide the sports they wanted to play, and supported them. Today at 18 and 21. You can’t get either of them to tose a football. The 18 yr old is writing and will graduate high school this year and the 21 yr old is an Engineer major at UT Tyler.

  2. September 6, 2010 - Reply

    I hope that your Sun/Son is okay! I personally like the idea of kids playing organized sports but I don’t like the idea of a 6 footer going up against a 5 footer!
    Stay up! Soon he will discover an even more dangerous pursuit! WOMEN and it really will be on and poppin then! 😎

    • September 6, 2010 - Reply


      LMAO @ women

  3. September 6, 2010 - Reply

    Get a receipt for the boy’s equipment!
    Football is awesome, and it’s good that he plays. He’ll be tough.

    • September 6, 2010 - Reply


      no receipt needed..he doesn’t plan on quitting lol

  4. September 7, 2010 - Reply

    I hate to hear that…that’s by far a parent’s worst nightmare with a child that’s active in sports.

  5. September 9, 2010 - Reply

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  6. September 13, 2010 - Reply

    I feel you 100%! My son is 13 and has been playing since 5 (against how I feel about football). Every year he goes back and forth on whether he wants to play and I try my best to pressure him to try his musical talents, hasn’t worked yet.
    Between the overzealous parents who swear they have the next NFL superstar, absentee parents who just drop off and leave their kids, and then there’s the coaches focused on winning, shoot I’m so over this.

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