Or was this already covered on Friday Night Lights? Boston has been abuzz with discussion about a recent high school football game in which a quarterback, clearly on his way to whatever is the football equivalent of a home run, made some kind of yay-me gesture that caused the ref to call a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, thus denying the kid the point and–it is argued–his team the game. There is SO much drama: Catholic school v. vo-tech; city v. suburb; the difference between triumph and taunting (as I know from the odious fist-pumping tennis players indulge in, it’s a thin line). Boston’s Mayor Menino has treated the losing local team to lunch and the QB is going to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Chris Crutcher, Mike Lupica, Bob Lipsyte, somebody: take the ball and run with it.
Crying out for a YA novel
December 21, 2011 By 5 Comments