Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hometown boy

I read an interesting article on the Cards' official site today about Tim Crowder, a probable second or third round draft pick this year. Crowder's from my home town, and the way he's quoted in the article describing the local fervor for football is dead accurate. Just a quick point about high school football in Texas - the rivalries between teams there only serve to raise the quality of play and puts a level of demand on the players that is comparable to that of a college or pro team. High school football produces local celebrities, and they are not sheltered from public endorsement or criticism - they are so easily recognized and so much the center of attention that maybe that don't get as distracted by that stuff later...just a thought.