The LoHud Article On (12/04/21) Saturday Night’s Championship Game at Syracuse University:
How are you spending your time on your Tuesday afternoon!? As I shared in my advice post previously, I spent part of the weekend up in Syracuse to watch my son and his team WIN the New York state football championship for their division!! There was some snow but not a tremendous amount which made the trek up there not so bad. I was bracing myself for getting stuck driving in a snowstorm. I have many hours and miles of drive time in the snow and it is not my favorite thing to do. Of course we can’t leave Syracuse without stopping to get some Syracuse University team gear. It was super exciting to watch the game in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. It makes it even more special when one of your kids is on the field with his team. This road trip for the state championship game was a 4-hour ride from New York City. I left the city and grabbed my eldest son Tom after work in the suburbs. My eldest son Tom is ten years older than his little “big” brother and is an alumni Carmel Ram. I say little “big” brother since Johnny is at least 6′ foot, 2″ inches and a size 14 shoe. It is humorous when Tom inherits his little brother’s stuff that he can no longer fit into anymore. Tom was very much involved with his football practice and games since middle school. He sometimes gets frustrated that Johnny doesn’t put in as much energy as he would like for him to do so. Going to Syracuse University to play in the Carrier Dome was an absolute dream for Tom that wasn’t fulfilled. Therefore, watching his brother be on the field was rewarding for him as well. I was thrilled to see my son come running to look for his brother and I as soon as he could at the end of the game. He was frustrated that he didn’t get to play as he wanted to do so. The good thing is that he is a junior so he has another year of football ahead of him. Due to the height of the bleachers, I could only hold his hand. As promised, I’m sharing the pictures and YouTube videos that I took while I was in the bleachers watching the game. I’m proud of my son for putting in the work to join the team and be a part of a winning varsity football team. I got feedback from other Carmel Ram alumni on Facebook who said that this year’s winning Carmel Rams football team made them happy that they won. They said it put them back to their youth and made them feel young again. It was a dream of theirs that was realized this year. The last time that Carmel High School won a division title was back in 1989. No one in the entire Putnam County went to state and won a championship ever! There is a parade honoring the football team on December 11, 2021 at @11AM. It is wonderful to see the entire town give them the recognition that they earned.
The team had to be at school at 7AM to get on the bus by 830AM so they could head upstate. They took the bus as a group and checked into a local hotel. The team practiced and watched film and feasted on pasta as a team. They played Buffalo Bennett high school at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, December 4, 2021 @3PM. It was broadcasted on CBS Sports and through a private network. I heard the tape of the game is available through one of those media platforms. As they have played in the past, they absolutely dominated AGAIN in their state championship win against Buffalo Bennett!! By the end of 4th quarter, the Carmel Rams stomped out the competition with a 42-12 major win!! I must say that the Carrier Dome field at Syracuse University is huge and impressive!!! The Buffalo Bennett team did put up a great fight and was their best competition to date! I believe Newburgh Free Academy was the second best team that they faced. During this final game, the Carmel Rams were the first team to score a touchdown and a kick. Additionally, their defensive line was effective on keeping Carmel from scoring even more! Carmel set the pace of the game in the very beginning. It didn’t seem like Carmel was doing too many amazing, fake plays as they usually do. The Buffalo Bennett players were bigger and more muscular than the Carmel players! That was a detail that I noticed in the beginning. However, it didn’t help them win the game. As a spectator, we were all very involved in the game. I can only imagine how hard it was for the opposing team to lose at the Carrier Dome!! Win or lose, what an honor it was for a high school team to play on a NCA Division #1 football field!! When we were out walking to the car, we heard some Buffalo Bennett players screaming about how they lost and how upset they were for not winning. From a distance, it sounded like a group of them were cursing out the coach. I was slightly humored by the absolute disgust in the teenage player’s exchange. This was another great game! Here are four YouTube #short video clips of the field early on in the game that was held at Syracuse University at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. I will load up more of the videos today. Here are a few for now:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Syracuse University Carrier Dome- Clip #1 on YouTube:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Syracuse University Carrier Dome- Clip #2 on YouTube:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Syracuse University Carrier Dome- Clip #3 on YouTube:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Syracuse University Carrier Dome- Clip #4 on YouTube:
I was thrilled for the impromptu road trip and absolutely excited for them no matter if they won or lost. I was even happier to see them win the state Division AA title at Syracuse University. The way they have been playing, this was going to be the outcome. We had heard that Bennett High School had been dominating just as hard as the Carmel Rams have been doing all season. I heard that the game is being broadcasted on local #12 news on television. I can’t say it enough that I am happy for my son that he was a part of this amazing experience. Johnny will get more play time next year as a senior. That is if he chooses to play again next year. There is tremendous value with learning how to work together as a team that translates well in the real world. Observing Johnny evolve with growth and become super excited to play on the field was great to witness over the past few months. There was much good that came from his participation with his varsity football team. That reason alone made sitting on the sidelines in the cold very much worth it. I thank you for stopping by to read about how I’m bragging as a proud parent and member of a group of parents who witnessed our kids take it to the next level. I am sharing my (6) latest podcast episodes that have been released for The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. Short story #8 is entitled, “Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker”. If anyone has read any of my other short stories, by all means let me know what you think? I have some irons in the fire as far as some upcoming podcast guests. I even have an acquaintance who is a practicing Satanist. I figure that this subject is rather mysterious. I’m curious as to his path from transitioning from being a Catholic to a Satanist. My buddy Brian has also agreed to join me in a conversation this week. Brian is a fellow journeyman electrician who has relocated to work in California. In addition to working with the tools as a fellow “sparkie”, Brian is into photography and some creative project submissions. I will share his work in an upcoming blog post so you can check out his work ahead of the podcast episode. It’s now time for me to work on some other tasks that need my attention. Try to enjoy your Tuesday in your grind during this ongoing work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!
Here is the link to The Verbally Disastrous Store on Tee-Spring. I had a friend ask me about opening up a store to pick up some merchandise. We have a wide variety of custom Verbally Disastrous logo items available. I am open to product suggestions as well.
The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring:
Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:
Here is Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #35: Donny’s High Voltage Career Stories-Part A on YouTube:
Here is Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #36: Donny’s High Voltage Career Stories-Part B on YouTube:
Season #1, Episode #37: Part A- Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker on YouTube:
Season #1, Episode #38: Part B- Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker on YouTube:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #39: Part A-Most Random Encounters!! on YouTube:
Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #40: Part B-Most Random Encounters!! on YouTube:
I shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon recently. The latest short story is entitled: #8 Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker. I decided to write about the impact of the 2008 Recession on myself and my family. I managed to get caught up in this vicious cycle of unemployment that happened as a result of the economic recession. Boy, was that an emotionally draining part of my life! I wanted to share the story in an effort to make the reader aware of how deeply the construction industry was impacted by the actions on Wall Street. This short story is now also available as two Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.
Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (8) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!
Leslie M. Jasper
-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.
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