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.
It’s time for one of those cartoons that nobody gets. Well, nobody except maybe sports officials. Taken from the long list of “things shouted on the field” this insinuation is so old that it was probably yelled during the first game ever played.
Most of the planet is currently keeping up with the World Cup. That includes my four year old grandson who drew this soccer player for me for Father’s Day.
It’s an evening game. The colors at the top of the drawing represent another stunning Arizona sunset.
The pros make it look so easy.