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MSU Football

I told my sister today during our excursion to the MSU football game that the one thing I really miss about living outside the US was attending sports games.  My family has always played or watched sports, and its been such a part of my life since I was young.  Going to Detroit Tiger, Piston, Red Wing, and Lions games were highlights for me.  Then in college all my ASU games became a staple…I even went to a few Phoenix Coyotes and Suns games while in Arizona.  For anyone who is a sports fan, going to live games are just so much more than watching them on TV.

So, when my mom called up and said she had scored 2 free tickets to the MSU football game this afternoon, I couldn’t turn it down.  No….MSU is not my team, but since I went out of state to Arizona State for college, I feel like I have free reign on rooting for all the Michigan teams without betraying my own (I equally root for U of M as well).  My sister and I went and had a great time.  The seats weren’t the closest, but we could see just fine. (I think I got too spoiled by sitting right on the sidelines at ASU)  I’m just glad I had an opportunity to go to a game before I have to leave again…..Go MSU!!!  (by the way, they won 42 to 10)


Bleachers

Yesterday I finished the book, Bleachers, by John Grisham.  I have read all his previous books, mostly being law-related; but this one is totally different.  It’s actually about football (American Football) in a small town where high school football is everything.

It reminded me so much of Marysville, my high school town, that it was scary.  The story literally could have been about lots of the guys I grew up with and the people in our city.  The similarities were uncanny.  I’m sure its the same with most football towns, but it freaked me out a bit.

I enjoy Grisham’s writing style, so the book was an easy read for me.  I probably enjoyed it more because I could relate to it.  

One image I loved was that of the bleachers.  It foreshadowed life in many different ways.  We can be content to sit in the bleachers, and watch others live life to its fullest; or we can get up and begin living life ourselves.  Even if your “glory” days in the spotlight seem to be over, start making new glory day memories. Don’t continue to live in the past.  Let it go and live for today and tomorrow.  

4 out of 5 stars


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