PittGirl’s Halloween Costume

So last night I caught another episode of “Bound for Glory” and in addition to finding “football dads” to be quite a scary, scary bunch of folks, I found what I think is the laziest high schooler ever.

The “star” (if “star” means “fumbles a lot and is lazy”) of the team is named Christian and Christian is quite good looking and extraordinarily lazy. Several times throughout the show, the coaches commented on his lack of motivation in practice. Hell, even Christian admits that when he is at practice he is just “chillin’.” His mother interviewed on camera that Christian will take the easy way out whenever possible.

The show brought in a UPMC (product-placed) sports psychologist to speak to the team about visualization.

Are you ready, Burghers? Here’s what Christian had to say about that, and this is an extremely close paraphrase:

“The sports psychologist told us to visualize winning and stuff. But see, I don’t want to do that ’cause if I visualize every night that I get three touchdowns in the game, and then I go to the game and don’t get three touchdowns, I will have visualized for nothing.”

I have nothing left to say, except that I might dress up as a football dad for Halloween. Scary shit.


  1. rob
    October 26, 2005 3:51 pm

    I sure hope the money and equipment and whatever else Montour received from ESPN is worth it, because they look like idiots. I thought last week’s Montour-Moon pranks was the low point, but the parents one upped them this week.

    As for Christian, I’d bet that he doesn’t pay attention in class, so couldn’t he squeeze in some visualization time there?

  2. pittgirl
    October 26, 2005 4:02 pm

    Yeah, the dad weeping openly because he was worried his son wouldn’t play college ball, instead of weeping openly because his son might have to have open heart surgery was, I think, very scary.

  3. rob
    October 27, 2005 12:43 am

    I forgot about that one. How does the doctor send him straight from the hospital bed to practice? I’m surprised that the father didn’t yank out the IV himself.

    On the bright side, I loved the old guy at the “Montour Alumni Bar”/fire hall who couldn’t remember who they were going to play that week. He should be a regular.

  4. Anonymous
    October 31, 2005 12:15 pm

    I guess what I can say is that the Television only runs what they want. I personally know Christian and his family and am very upset about the things being said about him. He might have a tendency to get lazy but show me a teenager that doesn’t. He is a good kid and does work hard to achieve what he wants.
    As for the show, this is a “reality” based television show and look now, the so-called “famous coach” isn’t even there anymore. There are other schools out there that are worse than Montour, look on the east side of the Burgh.