The Big Picture 20 – The Boys of Fall

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The BIG Picture

BY Paula G.
Ace Sports Reporter

“The Boys of Fall”
September 19, 2010

Langhorne: Somebody once told me that no matter how smart you are or how hard you work, somebody out there is a little smarter and working a little harder. And they also said that just when you think you know “better” than anyone else how it all works, you soon find out somebody else knows it just a little bit “better” than you. Course, when I first heard all that I thought it was a little silly, and a bunch of hogwash too, and I didn’t put much stock in it at all (after all, I was a lot younger then and I sure didn’t know much to begin with).

Now that I’ve got a few years under my belt, I’ve learned that from time-to-time those words are very accurate indeed. And just recently, while I was working on this year’s 2010 scholastic football preseason article, I was alerted to a video clip called “The Boys of Fall” featuring Kenny Chesney singing a song by that title (with the story centering on football if you haven’t yet guessed). Interestingly, the eight-minute clip seemed to be a YouTube version of what I had managed to so far get up on the computer screen. But the more I watched it, the more I realized Mr. Chesney and his team had done a much better job than I was going do as far as stirring up the emotions we all feel about the sport of football; how proud we are of the “boys” that play the sport and the men that coach them; and just how much our schools, communities, families and lives really are affected by it all.

So taking a cue from that advice I got so long ago, I’m going to let Mr. Chesney and company tell this year’s story because I think they did a better job than I could have. All you have to do is click on the link below and enjoy (and I apologize for the short commercial you might have to watch as that I can’t control). And when you′re done watching, I hope it made you realize how lucky we are to have our Redskins and our very own “Boys of Fall” (and I’ll bet you’ll also realize why I never stop reminding us all how much we love them).

Go ‘Skins!