This is Texas, and that means football. If football is much like a religion in Texas, then religion could learn a lot about becoming more of a part of the fabric of life in America. Football seems to inspire more loyalty on Friday nights than churches do on Sunday. Lots of people will tell you who their favorite team is, whereas most Christians are a little nervous about saying anything about Jesus. (I’m just sayin’)
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I had two games to shoot this week - one on Friday, then another on Saturday night in the same stadium. (Two high schools in the same school district.) Its named “Tom Landry Stadium" because Tom Landry not only played his high school ball in Mission, Texas, but led the Eagles to a 13-0 season in 1941, ending with the regional championship. (There was no state championship in those days.)
I was a lot like the athletes - during the first half of the game, I could tell it was my first game of the season - kinda rusty.
But - the ladies are back in action too. Volleyball actually starts earlier than football. The girls have one week of practice before they start playing for keeps. In my opinion, volleyball is one of the most difficult sports to take photos of. Not only does the net cause the camera to focus in front of the players (there are work arounds) but the athletes are so very quick.
And - this is the beginning of a new year for my selling photos too. I don’t make a lot of money from RGVSportsPix.com, but its enough to buy some new toys with and have some fun.