\"Bluffing

Bluffing through punting skills and settling into the football culture so similar to the Gaelic games community. Photo by: YouTube

Sorting the men from the boys on a New Jersey football pitch

\"Bluffing

Bluffing through punting skills and settling into the football culture so similar to the Gaelic games community. Photo by: YouTube

By the end of the season the traveling to Newark from the Bronx took its toll on me and I "retired."  I began playing with the team to grow my knowledge of American Football, but I came away from it with much more knowledge of American culture and, specifically, a culture in Newark which many people mock or believe is non-existent.

Despite the area's many drawbacks, on-the-ground people like Coach Moss believe in its potential and have dedicated their lives to improving the neighborhood. He recently set up a college team which is an amalgamation of students from the community colleges in Newark. This means he is now able to tempt people to go back to school so they can play for him. Sport offers us a vehicle to promote values and to give young men a route out of their troubles. In the New Jersey Spartans, one such vehicle is thriving.

----

Contact Seamus on Twitter @fbspecial

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: