FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES
THE HARD LESSONS
Everybody is going to fuck up in life. We all make mistakes, trust the wrong person, and step out of line sometime. I’m sure even the Dali Lama screwed up once or twice in his life, after all the lama was a big hitter.
CHECK OUT OUR ARTICLES ABOUT FNT
When you’re an 8 old you, half the choices and decisions you make are the wrong one, but the key to this life an old thief once taught me was “Smart men try to never make mistakes, brilliant men make them once and learn from it, be brilliant in this life.”
In this episode of Tykes we saw two different ways of learning from your mistakes. The Outlaws are marching toward a championship, led by Coach Nolden’s talented son, but unlike some coaches in this league, Nolden is a parent before a Coach. When his son messes up in school he doesn’t sweep it under the rug, or give the kid a slap on the wrist. Instead he teaches his son a lesson; he makes him learn that mistakes have consequences and benches him for an entire game. Even during the game, when his son is begging to get in, he stayed firm. If I could I’d bet thousands on Nolden’s son not making the same mistake in school again.
Nolden and his other coaches might have the best team in the league, but what makes one 8-year-old team different than the other 8-year-old teams, discipline. His coaches instill it in every practice, in every speech, and one can imagine that for children at such an impressible age the true goal isn’t to build a great football player but a good man, which is much more important.
Sadly not everyone learns from his or her mistakes right away. Many are doomed to repeat the same mistake over and over again, till finally they find themselves without their wife, two children or any friends. Ah Coach Chavarria if only we could have seen your childhood, the drama and shit you must have suffered to produce the mook you are now but be breathtaking.
NFL coaches lose their wives because they spend too much time working, pee wee football coaches shouldn’t even lose sleep over their team, since we are talking about 8 year olds.
The saddest shot in the show is watching the man’s own children begging to spend Saturday night with their father, and the good old coach saying he can’t because he had to spend his time coaching other parents 8 year olds.
His team won their next game, but seriously, who gives a shit, the man lost his family for what, a chance to be the best 8-year-old coach in San Antonio?
Forget the upcoming matchup between the Outlaws and Colts; there’ll be plenty of time to break down the most anticipated game of football since the AFL-NFL merger. No if you are going to take one thing from this episode it’s in life hope you find someone like Coach Nolden to teach you how to learn from your mistakes and pray your children are never on Coach Chavarria’s team.
That Caddyshack reference was in honor of the late Harold Ramis. Most fascinating thing about Ramis is his relationship to Bill Murray. They did Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and finally Groundhog Day together, yet disagreed over the tone of that film so much that when the shoot ended they never spoke again. 21 years go by, the film becomes a classic, hewing close to what Ramis envisioned, and Ramis dies without ever resolving his differences with Murray. The lesson here, fuck Groundhogs.
This is called the anti-Urban Meyer theory. Urban, the coach of the Buckeyes practices a different sort of punishment system, using encouragement, god and football to teach his players discipline. Aaron Hernandez swears by it.
I bet Roger Goodell had a time machine and could go back and teach Ray Rice not to knock a girl unconscious and drag her down a hall or teach Darren Sharper if you need to drug the girl out cold to sleep with her, you need some work on your game.
Like our articles, topics, writers or you just think we are REALLY COOL and would like to DONATE to BLW? Click on the Thumb!!!