How can I possibly explain this? Most of you who visit my blog will understand because you are from Texas or grew up here and you....and well, you know what I'm talking about! There's nothing quite like Texas high school football. It's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, where it is common to find multi-million dollar stadiums with jumbo Teletron scoreboards and 10,000 plus screaming fans ( this happens to be Beth...with blue false eyelashes and Carter w/a rubber 'eagle'...tar'd & feathered),
on Friday nights in every city dotted throughout the state. It's BIG! It's CRAZY! It's TEXAS Football!!! So what's it like to love a football coach? It is breath taking, hair raising and foot stomping!
It's the most thrilling, frightening roller coaster ride you can imagine. ..and lonely...oh, I can't forget the lonely. Five months out of the year, a Texas high school football coach works an average of 110 hours a week and that's not including the extra hours spent traveling to out of town games! This year our team will drive: a 2 hour drive to San Angelo, 2 hours to Big Spring, 2 1/2 hours to Odessa, 2:45 min.'s to Lubbock, 3 1/2 hour's to Garland and 4 hours to Planview ...and that's just one way! After each nail biting competition we have to turn around and drive back home. CRAZY! Sometimes they don't get home until 2:00 in the morning and even though they are absolutely EXHAUSTED they can't sleep because their on a adrenalin high and already plotting and planning their next opponent or they lay in torment, 'fitfully' replaying every play that led to their defeat. Which feels similar to lying in bed next to someone who is wrestling a large alligator! Neither provides much opportunity for rest but winning is 100 times better than losing. Losing, is to a coach...death. It's the worst.
P.S. Coaches wives have lots of time to make crafts! (We are clever lot! Very resourceful..making a lot out of a little, wearing many hats, juggling husbands, children, finances, schedules, repairs, homework, responsibilities and relationships,all on a 'shoe-string' budget)