The sporting life has begun.
I’m on the Free Agent team, made up of guys joining the league who are without a team. That’s generally my story in adult sports leagues and I’m not really proud of it. I simply don’t have a bunch of friends who are awesome at sports who want to join leagues and have fun.
Adult Sports Teams in the New York Area:
Are managed poorly by individuals who are way too self important for leagues where the players pay to play.
Consist of players still hanging onto the dream of playing professionally even though they were too lazy and stupid in high school to play at the next level. If they played in college or in some sort of professional league, they didn’t have the head to stay there.
Have games that are scheduled too sporadically, so you’re never in rhythm especially as a new player.
Involve too many emotions, again, for leagues where the players pay to play.
After my first game in the NYC Flag Football League, I’m happy to say that this isn’t the typical adult sports league in my area. My team is enthusiastic, helpful, and they communicate. I caught an interception in my first game, a 28-0 rout of The Bronx Team. I’m happy with this league and I hope to continue in it, maybe on a team that plays in multiple leagues, maybe with some of the guys I’m going to battle with now.
My stamina and strength throughout the game were good, but I was particularly upset with my speed during the game and in warm-ups and my recovery. About a month into 2013, I still don’t love my training habits and my work ethic and making the things I want to do fun is all about training harder.
This league is also played on turf fields and the commissioner warns against detachable cleats on turf, so I took it to Ebay and got these gems for a great price:
It’s time to go be athletic. Why gas up and wax up the car just to show it off and never take it anywhere? This body(and yours) should be put to use.