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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...

JamesJM114January 04, 2019 06:44PM

  just outstanding news

Deadpool38January 04, 2019 07:03PM

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

JamesJM33January 04, 2019 07:55PM

  fantastic

21Dog43January 04, 2019 08:16PM

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

MamaRAMa39January 04, 2019 08:27PM

  If I had to guess, Mama...

JamesJM50January 04, 2019 08:57PM

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

RamsFootballFans.com24January 05, 2019 08:48AM

  POSSIBLE offer coming in from Colorado...

JamesJM25January 06, 2019 01:25PM

  GOOD GRIEF but the politics in playing football...

JamesJM23January 06, 2019 03:41PM

  exciting times for Mason

21Dog19January 06, 2019 04:30PM

  You remember Jas Bains?

JamesJM20January 06, 2019 04:47PM

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

waterfield20January 06, 2019 08:33PM

  Mom...

JamesJM26January 06, 2019 11:18PM

  Re: Mom...

waterfield22January 07, 2019 08:35AM

  That's awesome, Jimmy..

sstrams24January 06, 2019 04:34PM

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

JamesJM20January 06, 2019 04:53PM

  Did you get to make..

sstrams20January 06, 2019 05:17PM

  My videos are better...

JamesJM21January 06, 2019 05:26PM

  Yeah, I'll bet they are..

sstrams29January 06, 2019 05:30PM

  Man that's a TOUGH one....

JamesJM21January 06, 2019 05:40PM

  Well, I'll tell ya, Jimmy..

sstrams24January 07, 2019 03:19AM

  How well does post stabilization work?

JamesJM19January 07, 2019 04:25AM

  I haven't ever tried it..

sstrams21January 07, 2019 04:42AM

  OH yeah, that would be my guess...

JamesJM21January 07, 2019 05:01AM

  That I don't know..

sstrams19January 07, 2019 05:25AM

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

JamesJM29January 09, 2019 05:05PM

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

JamesJM25January 09, 2019 07:18PM