Editor:

I am 62 years old. I love the game of football, as I understand it. I have been around biddy league-elementary, junior high, high school, college and pro football games.

But there are things I don't understand. I have been taught right from wrong.

What I don't understand at football games -- why we, as parents, fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters, do stuff for our players, follow our players to games and watch them get tired, and exhausted -- while other teammates standing on the sideline and wait to be played.

As a parent, I think a team should mean all the teammates working as a team. Why doesn't the whole team play, not just some? We pay to watch them play a game and see them standing on the sideline? So as parents, do we want this? Or, do we want to see the team together more, working together? Or, are we going to watch them work against one another and not play?

I have never seen or heard of a teammate getting or being offered a scholarship for standing on the sidelines.

Win, lose or draw -- we should all play the game together. Together, we can do it.

Mr. and Mrs. Hershell W. Waugh

Newcomerstown