Manny’s game is nearly 40 years old, and like pickup games all over the United States, it has its own rules, code of conduct and culture. In fact, it serves as a metaphor for the nature of pickup soccer as there are games everywhere, day after day, week after week and year after year. Pickup soccer is really the game that never ends.
( Source: NYTimes.com | Goal: 'The Game That Never Ends' )
A few weeks ago, I helped organize our Sunday soccer league. It was scorching out and the humidity was thick.
Games started at 8, 9, 10, and 11. By the fourth game, I was worried that folks were getting tired and beat down with the weather but I looked around and everyone was having a great time. Laughing and having fun.
That fourth game went on longer than it should of and probably could have continued even longer.