It’s been 50 years since the Bryan Adams Class of 1962-63 competed on the courts, fields and diamonds of Dallas. They fared pretty well, too, winning the city championship in baseball and being co-champions in football. In commemoration I was asked to come up with a “collage” depicting some of the Cougar sports. One of those scrawny kids is being honored by the Dallas ISD by having the girls’ gym renamed in his honor. A well deserved honor it is since Gary Blair went on to coach several state champions in women’s basketball at South Oak Cliff High School and a national championship at Texas A&M and is in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Color pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″
The announcement of the return of the Dallas Sidekicks and local sports icon Tatu as its co-owner and general manager reminded me of a drawing I did of Antonio Carlos Pecorari several years ago. It was done for a fund-raiser but the event fizzled out and I’ve still got the drawing. It now has Tatu’s autograph on it, not shown in the image below.
Pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″
Sportscasters say a lot of silly things. Anything is better than “dead air.”
Referees hear this protest a lot.
And, while true, getting the ball first doesn’t keep it from being a foul.
I actually did a cartoon about this before (http://sircolby.com/cartoons/i-got-the-ball) but recently I came across a sketch I had done and decided I liked it and even though it might be repetitive I’d draw it anyway. The sketch, by the way, was from yet another meeting or clinic or whatever when instead of paying attention I was drawing cartoons, a habit I haven’t broken since my early school days.
One of the more important duties that come with being a youth coach is acting as an on-the-spot medic for all the afflictions, real and imagined, that crop up during the course of the big game.
This drawing comes from a photo I took during one of the soccer tournaments I used to administer. (I have to use the term “soccer” so I won’t confuse my American friends by writing “football.”)
I decided to be clever with the matting by cutting in and adding band-aids, complete with little stickers. I’m not sure it really worked but it was fun trying to do something a little different.
Colored pencil on paper, 10″X12″ (not including mat)
Dorothy, you’re not in Canton anymore.
OK, admit it. This hasn’t really happened. But every player, coach and fan in just about any sport has on occasion felt this way.