Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Bananas?

I recently found out a soccer mom brought bananas for an after-game team treat.

Bananas? BANANAS?

I know we live in a health-conscious world where everything must be politically correct and we shouldn't encourage unhealthy habits. But I don't care. Bananas?

When Emily played for the Pink Monkeys (later Tiramisu) Quinsippi Soccer League team, the treats were always the best part. Win or lose, it didn't matter. The big question on everybody's mind was .... "WHO BROUGHT TREATS?"

Later, this phrase was thought up by Emily's mother as the single greatest Gus Macker team name ever invented. But I digress.

Anyway, the mom handed out bananas and the dad hid behind a tree and the soccer team players, I'm told, sort of stared at the soccer mom in confused wonderment.

When Emily played and it was our turn to bring treats, Connie usually got out the chocolate chip cookies of doom and everybody was happy. Coaches included.

So. Soccer moms of the world? I'm not suggesting you bring Teeth Rot Cola or Artery Clog candy bars, but c'mon.

Bananas?

11 comments:

pravoslavniye said...

Bananas would be appropriate...in big honking "I'm gonna die happy" banana splits.

Or from Dairy Queen.

Whichever.

:)

rodney hart said...

Well, that just splits my banana ....

the other dirk said...

Bananas! A great potassium treat for after a game. Get with it!

rodney hart said...

Now I know why I've been so messed up all these years - not enough potassium. And, of course, too much potassium for The Other Dirk .....

dirk jr.

Anonymous said...

Pull out the live version of the late great Harry Chapin's song "30,000 Pounds of Bananas" and enjoy !!!!!!!! What ??? You don't have it ? Well get it!!!!

Hank said...

Where you been? The hottest snack at the Bait Shop is--- Fresh Fruit --including bananas!

Anonymous said...

No wonder there's a childhood obesity epidemic. There's an adult obesity epidemic too. I don't see professional atheletes chompin' down banana splits after the game. Sports and sugar are a bad combination. Our poor kids.

rodney hart said...

Boy. Write a silly little blog entry about bananas, and watch people go .... bananas! As far as the last entry goes, PUH-LEEZ. A bunch of little girls running around playing soccer and then having a cookie is NOT going to contribute to our girth problem. Geesh!

pravoslavniye said...

Write a column about it.

Then watch the peels fly!

:)

Rocky Cola said...

I am guessing no one asked,

"Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just glad to see me ?"

I would have done it. Really. I would have.

rodney hart said...

Of course you would have done it. Wouldn't have expected anything less.