Stamps Rookies Stick To Their Routines To Deal With Anxiety Ahead Of Cfl Debuts

Discussion in 'Calgary Stampeders Talk' started by Madman, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Madman

    Madman Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,050
    Likes Received:
    304
    Stamps rookies stick to their routines to deal with anxiety ahead of CFL debuts
    Friday’s preseason game against B.C. marks special moment for first-time pros
    Scott Cruickshank, Calgaryherald.com

    Ankles taped up, pads pulled on. Shoes knotted, helmets snapped tight. It’s just another night of football, and the routine is well-established.

    For contestants, even the lead-up rarely varies.

    Ben D’Aguilar, as he snacks the hours away, will roll through his selection of Street Fighter videos — “inspirational movies, fighting movies, all that fancy stuff.” Charlie Power will stretch in the morning, kicking off a daylong warm-up regimen. Brett Jones will make sure he’s at the stadium early, like really early.

    And Adam Berger, well . . . .

    “I just listen to music, get ready, take my pre-game pee, and get out there.”

    Football is football, the same game they’ve played since they were wee laddies.

    But for the aforementioned newcomers, the Calgary Stampeders’ pre-season clash Friday with the visiting B.C. Lions represents something eye-openingly new.

    A scrapbook moment for all.

    And, to their credit, the young men don’t try to downplay the thrill of their Canadian Football League baptism.

    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...y+Stampeders+rookies+stick/8523520/story.html
     

Share This Page

Loading...