Ty's First Season of Football
This crappy page is a quick wrap-up of Ty's first year of football.
Felecia and I debated Ty's request to play football for a while. We didn't want him getting injured or whatever. So, I talked to a couple of buddies (the Poap and the Commish) whose young kids play football; they said that it was very safe because the kids are small and the pads are so big. We took their advice (whichpretty much ended up being true), and Ty was in for his first year of football.
Ty got jersey #13 and played left tackle on the O-line. He lined up just inside the tight end, Robert. Ty and Robert would talk a lot about whether they were going to double-team a guy or block separately. It wascool to see them communicating like that.
Ty's toughest thing in football was actually accepting the fact that he could hit other kids. He doesn't have a brother to slap around at home, and Holly is too old and hits back. So, Ty never really did get the hang of the "kill the other kid" part of thegame.
He was a very effective blocker, regardless. He would get in front of the defensive guy and push or grab some jersey and that was usuallygood enough. Ty was usually blocking someone larger than him, as the photo to the right shows.
The Saints O-line as a unit did extremely well. Everything seemed to click a couple games into the season. I can't remember exactly which game, but the offense was struggling. In the second half, Chad, the O-coach, came out and just ran the ball up the gut, and it worked really well. Over halftime we had somehow turned into one of those "3 yards and a cloud of dust" teams from back in the day. We lost that game because of some fumble problems, but it changed the season for the offensebecause we really started blocking people from that point on.
A couple other highlights:
Anyway, it was a lot of fun. Ty says he wants play again next year. I'm anxiously awaiting for band to start. We'll see. Enough prattling, now for the good part...
My flickr set of photos from Ty's first game:
Richard Tom Photos
Richard Tom is a professional photographer (I think) who took photos of the game. There are a tons of action photos from each game, and it's really cool. I don't know for how long this link will be good:
Since Ty was on the O-line, he's not exactly featured in a lot of action shot. So, I cut and paste some Richard Tom photos in which Ty was prominent. Go:
Four feet, five inches tall... weighing in at 60 pounds... number 13... Ty Krieger.
One of the parents also took video for each game. Here are the ones I tracked down, and again these links will probably disappear some day:
Thanks stopping by and Go Saints!
thanks... yow, bill
OK, since you're here... Ty's baseball cards from the last two years.Here's 2007:
Now, I'm really done.
thanks... yow, bill
PS - Ha! Fooled ya. Ty and I carved punkins, as you can see here:
PPS - I just got these scores off Ty's cool football DVD: