I awoke to a beautiful morning, ready to cheer on the flag football team. The sky was grey, the air chilly (perfect for this redhead), and the bus taking us to the Octagon Field at Roosevelt Island late. Still, I was optimistic and excited.
This past Saturday was fun filled with a caricature artist, carnival games, delicious food, and a ton of energy, the perfect complements to Marymount Manhattan College’s Homecoming Flag Football Game. The turnout was fantastic and spirits were high.
The game featured two teams: blue and white. Naturally, all players were numbered 15 which wasn’t confusing in the slightest. The white team did have an advantage, for it featured the very Kerry Walk, MMC’s new President, freshly inaugurated the day before.
From the sidelines on the Cheer Squad, I could see the enthusiasm from all the players. Our President huddled with her team, and together they created plays. Yards were gained and then lost. Passes were made and then intercepted. Though the game was not taken too seriously, all those attending could tell that everyone was enjoying themselves. While some players took the plays seriously and wanted to really show off their football skill, others broke out into dance upon the DJs playing of their favorite songs.
Though there was no clear winner, everyone left the field genuinely feeling the most important thing: MMC Spirit. Everyone, myself included, couldn’t have felt anymore pride for this wonderful college.