Was it REALLY a good game?

Cartoon of two soccer players. One is beaten up. The other holds out his hand and says, "Good game!"One of the best moments in sports is when competitors shake hands after a hard-fought game. Sportsmanship is what makes games great. Whenever I see a player take things too personally, the fun goes right out of the game for me.

Who knows which player was on the winning team in this cartoon. What matters is that when you have played a challenging game, you leave your aggression on the field, pick yourself up and make a friend or two on the opposing team. When that happens, no matter who won, it really is a good game!

That Old Football Injury

Cartoon of two guys. One has a football shaped bump on his arm. He says, "That? Oh, it's an old football injury."I’ve heard so many guys complain of football injuries, I’m starting to question if they really played football in high school. I don’t remember every single guy but me being on the football team. Come to think of it, high school is really big in my hometown. Maybe I was the only guy who didn’t play football in my town after all.

Does backyard football count? I suppose it does if you have an injury to go with it.

Cartoon: That Had to Hurt

Cartoon of two guys. The older one has a strange shape on his back. He says, “That?  Oh, it’s an old football injury.”

One nice thing about football is you have heroic injuries to show for it. It’s not nearly as awesome when I say I got a reed injury from playing the clarinet in marching band.

Racing Gear

Cartoon of  two racers. One of them is wearing motor racing gear. The other says, “I get the feeling one of us is wearing the wrong racing gear.”

I’ve ran twice in the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon. One of the highlights is you get to run around the Indianapolis Speedway. It’s amazing to know you’re running on the same track where race cars go over 200 miles per hour. So I’ve thought of this idea more than once as I’ve been jogging around the 2 1/2 mile oval.

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “racing.”

Tense Negotiations

Cartoon of a boy and a bully

Cartoon of  a boy meeting a bully. The boy says, “Why don’t you channel your aggressive energy to something constructive; like football, rugby or macrame?” Continue reading “Tense Negotiations”