Thursday, November 1, 2007

Havin' a blast!

This is the best time of the year for me. The weather’s not too hot and not too cold, perfect for watching football and spending time with family and friends.

I spend my Friday nights announcing high school football games in Frederick County. Sometimes my six-year-old son Robert sits in the press box with me, other times he plants himself in the stands to witness great prep action. It amazes me how attentive to the games a kid can be….to sit and not make a peep when I’m working. It also makes me smile when after the games he sits in the stands and talks about plays, describing them in great detail.

Saturdays, when the Maryland Terrapins football squad is home, we’re there at the games. The day starts several hours in advance with tailgating. We fire up the grill and cook steak, shrimp, chicken, burgers, ‘dogs, veggies, scrambled eggs or whatever else is on the menu for the day. We play catch football, carefully pin-pointing our passes as to not interrupt anyone else tailgating in the jam-packed parking lot.

After consuming a wonderful pre-game meal, we clean, pack up and head to the stadium for some exciting Terps football. Sundays are reserved for the NFL all day. We don our Dallas Cowboys jerseys early in the morning, and go outside to play football until the pre-game shows begin. These are the types of weekends I look forward to all year.

Something else I’m really looking forward to this season is Baltimore Blast soccer. What makes it even better is that I’ll be able to watch some of the team’s games on MPT. Beginning January 25, Blast games will be televised live on MPT from 1st Mariner Arena in downtown Baltimore. Now my son and I will have some competition for our football viewing! Now if I could only get some of the Cowboys to temporarily join the Blast, things would be perfect…

Jeff Wachter
Master Control Air Operations Supervisor


Anonymous said...

Go Terps! I love fall too. Didn't know that MPT airs sports... Would be cool to see local high school sports on MPT.

Anonymous said...


I love what you wrote about me. I love watching all the games on tv and at the stadium with you. I wish I could watch more games with you from the press box because we are really high up and can see everything. The Cowboys Rock! I can't wait to watch a Blast game on MPT with you. I love you daddy!

Robert Wachter

Norma Falcone said...

WOW Jeff. Sounds like a "fun football season" for you and Robert. There's nothing like bonding with your son and enjoying something you both love. I love your Blog. Keep up the good work.
Go Terps!!!!
Go Cowboys!!!