Grin and Bear It

I had zero expectations for the Chicago Bears before the season started.  We have Green Bay and Minnesota in our division, after all, and those two teams are pretty good.  Then, right before the season started, we picked up Khalil Mack.  I honestly didn’t know who he was before we got him, but it sounded like he would be an impact player.  People suddenly began to whisper that, you know, maybe the Bears could do something.

I didn’t get my hopes up.

But then I watched that first game with Green Bay, and even though we lost, wow, I became a believer right then and there.  Between our intense defense, the refreshed offense, and Nagy’s general leadership, we seemed like a totally different team.  A confident team.  A capable team.  A championship team.

We had some silly losses along the way, but I truly believed we’d make it through a round or two in the playoffs.

Well, that didn’t happen.  I’m not getting into the double doink fiasco.  It still seems statistically impossible, but that’s football.  For better or for worse, football always finds a way to surprise you.

I have no idea if we’ll be as good next season.  It seems like we should be, but things can change quickly in the NFL.  Every team is just an injury away from having their hopes dashed.  Our powerhouse defense will certainly have to adjust now that Vic Fangio has left to coach Denver.

Whatever happens, I want to thank the Bears for giving me great happiness this season.  Their fire, competitiveness, and athleticism were a joy to behold.  Thank you for making NFL football fun again, Chicago!

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“Why We Won” – A Story About Football, Winning, and Brotherhood

Do you have football on the brain?  Do you enjoy short stories?  How do you feel about having your heartstrings pulled?  If you answered all of these questions in the affirmative, I hope you’ll check out my piece of flash fiction entitled “Why We Won.”  Just scroll down for links to Kindle and Nook and download for only ninety-nine cents!

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After five years of winning football state championships, a quarterback laces up for his last game. He and his team are brothers, and they know how much rides on each and every game. For them, winning is very much a matter of life or death.  (Family Saga/Sports)

5 Quotes That Prove I’m In an Unhealthy Relationship With Jay Cutler

  • “People just don’t understand him.”
  • “He’s under a lot of pressure.”
  • “He may not show it, but he really does care.”
  • “He’s got so much potential, he just needs time to find himself.”
  • “It’s going to be different this time.”

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(Did you enjoy this article?  Check out Scott William Foley’s short stories HERE!)

 

Looking For a Short Story About Football?

Looking for a short story about football before the big game?

Check out “Why We Won” by yours truly.  Here’s the synopsis …

“After five years of winning football state championships, a quarterback laces up for his last game. He and his team are brothers, and they know how much rides on each and every game. For them, winning is very much a matter of life or death.”

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Ready For Football? Check Out This Short Story – “Why We Won”

I love football, and I love to write short stories.  Why not blend the two?  A while back, I did just that.  Now that football season is upon us, I’d like to remind you that “Why We Won” is available for download to your Kindle for ninety-nine cents.

Though very short, I’ve been told that it punches the reader in the gut by story’s end.

Here’s what it’s about: After five years of winning football state championships, a quarterback laces up for his last game. He and his team are brothers, and they know how much rides on each and every game. For them, winning is very much a matter of life or death.

Read it now by clicking HERE.

“Why We Won” – A Short Story

Since football playoffs are now in full swing, I thought this an opportune time to share my short story, “Why We Won,” for the very first time.  It is available through the Amazon Kindle for only $00.99.

What is it about, you ask?  After five years of winning football state championships, a quarterback laces up for his last game. He and his team are brothers, and they know how much rides on each and every game. For them, winning is very much a matter of life and death.

I do hope you’ll give it a read.  Do so by clicking the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Won-Scott-William-Foley-ebook/dp/B00GI9RBA4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383880702&sr=8-2&keywords=why+we+won