A Rivalry is Born

Title

A Rivalry is Born

Subject

Sports rivalry and community

Description

A young man describes the thrill of playing in a football tournament and how their opponents become new rivals.

Creator

Anonymous

Publisher

Museum on Main Street

Date

September 4, 2012

Rights

Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian Institution

Format

mp3

Language

English

Location

Cozad, NE

Transcription

"I had just gotten back from Taco Bell before we were told the game was about to begin. Shivers run down my back, but I knew I was ready. As we put on our shoes, the referee passed by and told us the rules and checked our cleats. After we were all checked, we stood up to shake the other team's hands. We looked at each other wondering if this would be our last game. As we took the field, I ordered my team around to get into their places. Before we knew it, the whistle blew and the game was on. We ran back and forth on the field without taking a second to catch our breath. As the other team scored, we were devastated, destroyed. We thought it was over, but we kept playing anyways, hoping that a goal would soon come. That moment never came. When the game ended, we were all exhausted. We were sad that we had lost the game, but we still shook the other team's hands and congratulated them. We were happy and sad at the same time. Sad because we knew we had lost the tournament, but happy because we made a new rival. At the end, we vowed to come back next year and win; not to take it easy. We were determined to take their title next year."

Original Format

mp3

Duration

00:00:55

Bit Rate/Frequency

64 kbps

Files

Citation

Anonymous, "A Rivalry is Born," in Stories From Main Street, Item #334, http://www.storiesfrommainstreet2.org/items/show/334 (accessed November 23, 2014).

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