soccer memories- part 1  

toothysmile 50M
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6/9/2006 6:05 am

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soccer memories- part 1


Soccer memories- part 1

End of Junior year in high school. A total disappointment for our class's soccer team. A series of losses... An overall gloom in the locker room as we 're getting dressed for the season's last game.

"Let's win this one", our captain says. "Let's have a win before our summer vacation, keep that smile for a few months. Then next year we can do better". We all looked at each other silent. We all knew he was right. But no one dared speak. We had started games well before and ended up losing them. We are never doing well during the end of the game. A most worrisome sign for a team.

True to form. We start well. By half time we 're up 2-0. We are playing well, but we keep missing chances. Our captain misses two open goal shots. Had he scored, we would have laid the game to rest.

True to form. Our opponents are encouraged from our lack of concentration. Fifteen minutes into the second half they score. They are smiling. They feel they can turn this one around. They have a point. Ten minutes before the final whistle, they equalize. Our worst nightmare is beginning to take shape. "My God", I think to myself, "I 've seen this happen before". I know all my team-mates are having the same thought.

Come on, guys. One final push. There are only 2 minutes left. I look at my best friend. He frowns. I smile secretly...

We attack. We get a corner kick. Even though I am the center forward and my place is near the goal, I go far from of it. A strange hunch tells me the ball will somehow bounce away from the goal. I quietly step back. Go about 25 yards from the goal. Everybody else overcrowds the goal area... I am waiting.

The corner kick is taken. And sure enough the ball ricochets. Lands right in front of me, about a foot of the ground. I don't think. I position my body just right and hit it with all my might...

Time seems to run in slow motion. I see the ball fly. It goes through a forest of team-mates and opponents, just carves a path through them. It 's going in, I can feel it, but don't dare hope it. I lean forward to get a clearer view. It goes straight to the upper left corner, leaving the goalie frozen in his place...

OMG...

I raise my arms in celebration, stay fixed in my place, still in disbelief of what I have just done. My best friend runs, leaps on me, throws me on the field...
"You crazy son-of-a-bitch!... Only you could have scored this goal", is what I hear from him, as one after the other my team-mates are leaping on us, forming a pile of bodies on the pitch. I can barely breathe.

As we finally get up, our captain comes to me. He pats me on the shoulder. "We won", he tells me even though there 's still a minute left. He is right. "We 'll have a good summer...", I think to myself.

Funny how some things stay carved in your mind for so long...

...



toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/9/2006 6:09 am

the WORLD CUP starts today!


rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
6/9/2006 7:40 am

Sometimes Winning is Everything!



Oddist


HBowt2 58F

6/9/2006 11:19 am

should have guessed you would have had football on your mind...


MOfunNOWWOW 55F

6/9/2006 5:09 pm

For everything there is a season....enjoy gg! {=}


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


ArgosPlumyKooky 45F
3902 posts
6/10/2006 8:32 am

i have a very nice visual of a little toothy

cutie pie you


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 11:38 am


heavenly_
oh...
I didn't know you played goalie darling!...
~wink~
my kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 11:54 am


AnOddGirl
yes.
and sometimes it isn't.
but some moments just stay with you.
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 11:56 am


LipsSayAll
it sure is.
and at the last minute too!
kisses my sweet Lips.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:00 pm


naughtyblonde78
yes.
let's do a little celebration 'dance'.
assume position?
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:02 pm


amberabercrombie
~smiles~
3 lions on my chest!
let's go!
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:06 pm


hbowt2
football?...
no dear, this is about sex...
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:10 pm


MOfunNOWWOW
yep. sure is.
~wink~
in MO ways than you know...
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:15 pm


dysgyzed
~grinz~
thank you...
perhaps I should show you my private collection of pics?...
kisses.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/11/2006 12:17 pm


snatchmatch71
lol...
you know, you just may be right!...
kisses my sweet snatchie.


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/12/2006 5:34 am

dysgyzed
lol...
deal!...


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/13/2006 4:36 am

heavenly_
then you probably know what my favorite position is?
so...
will you please assume position?
the game is about to begin...
kisses.


Christabel168 44F

6/13/2006 6:49 am

there is nothing like that feeling... huh


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/14/2006 1:38 am

christabel168
yep. memories, memories...
kisses.


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