At first it just looked like every other pile that periodically appears just inside our backdoor. A closer look revealed shoulder pads secured inside a red practice jersey. A helmet protruded through the neck opening. I was certain other practice gear was neatly compacted inside this impromptu carrying case. I smiled because it was exactly the fashion in which we packed our football equipment back when before tossing it into the belly of a yellow hound and leaving for an away game.
August 17, 2023
Ye olde football