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Mom...

January 06, 2019 11:18PM
my daughter.... has been in tears since the Ohio offer came in. Dad too... but Mom is the most emotional.

Mom is Mom... she wants what makes her son happy. she'd prefer he never play another football game... can't get hurt that way. BUT... she took all that disrespect shown her son over the years, (real and perceived), hard... watching her son weather it all yet persist. All of this, today... is vindication... for all of us, actually, but for her most of all. I tried, often, to explain, "hey, that's sports"... but it wasn't sports for her.... it was her son... fighting the battle that is life.

It was a battle she never wanted Mason to fight, but came to know that he had too. She didn't ever really understand... she just accepted it. Had Mason given up along the way it wouldn't have bothered Mom at all... probably would have thrilled her.

For Mom, for all of us actually... it all culminated today... the persistence paid off.... and with all honesty I mean that whether Mason plays another down or not. I know this will sound a little 'weak', (especially coming from me as much as I've bragged), but for all of us, (except maybe Dad), this was never about football at all. - JamesJM

P.S. Believe it or not... I think Mason may be seeing it that way himself. What I mean is... I don't know that he'll take any of the offers. I think he's ready to take the strength he's gained from football and put it fully into his education if he deems that the best way to proceed with his life.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  He got an offer, Greg.. Div II...

JamesJM102January 04, 2019 06:44PM

  just outstanding news

Deadpool34January 04, 2019 07:03PM

  Thanks, Deadpool. He's had other offers...

JamesJM29January 04, 2019 07:55PM

  fantastic

21Dog35January 04, 2019 08:16PM

  Re: He got an offer, Greg.. Div II...

MamaRAMa34January 04, 2019 08:27PM

  If I had to guess, Mama...

JamesJM39January 04, 2019 08:57PM

  Re: He got an offer, Greg.. Div II...

RamsFootballFans.com17January 05, 2019 08:48AM

  POSSIBLE offer coming in from Colorado...

JamesJM20January 06, 2019 01:25PM

  GOOD GRIEF but the politics in playing football...

JamesJM18January 06, 2019 03:41PM

  exciting times for Mason

21Dog14January 06, 2019 04:30PM

  You remember Jas Bains?

JamesJM17January 06, 2019 04:47PM

  Re: GOOD GRIEF but the politics in playing football...

waterfield15January 06, 2019 08:33PM

  Mom...

JamesJM20January 06, 2019 11:18PM

  Re: Mom...

waterfield18January 07, 2019 08:35AM

  That's awesome, Jimmy..

sstrams16January 06, 2019 04:34PM

  Thanks, Steve... as you can easily see....

JamesJM13January 06, 2019 04:53PM

  Did you get to make..

sstrams15January 06, 2019 05:17PM

  My videos are better...

JamesJM15January 06, 2019 05:26PM

  Yeah, I'll bet they are..

sstrams20January 06, 2019 05:30PM

  Man that's a TOUGH one....

JamesJM15January 06, 2019 05:40PM

  Well, I'll tell ya, Jimmy..

sstrams16January 07, 2019 03:19AM

  How well does post stabilization work?

JamesJM13January 07, 2019 04:25AM

  I haven't ever tried it..

sstrams15January 07, 2019 04:42AM

  OH yeah, that would be my guess...

JamesJM13January 07, 2019 05:01AM

  That I don't know..

sstrams13January 07, 2019 05:25AM

  Two offers now in, and we're going through a living hell....

JamesJM23January 09, 2019 05:05PM

  This is stressful.. might be headed to Cleveland this Sunday

JamesJM20January 09, 2019 07:18PM