This Actually Happened – August 27th, 2011

During the summer of 2000 I, along with a group of my friends, joined a men’s flag football league. We had several accomplished ex-high school stars on the squad, Kevin, Mizz, Dimes, T.C. among them. We are extremely confident so we expected to win our first game; our goal was to set the tone for the rest of the season! On game day, we sized up the opponent. The game was hilarious! We blew them out. (As expected, we talked-trash the entire time!) We scored on every drive! Our main offense was the triple option. Our game plan was, “Ok, it’s my turn to score!” We switched quarterbacks often, but our backfield was stacked. After one touchdown drive, we even set up for a field goal. (It was a thirty-yarder and my kick fell a few feet short, but it was on target!) The game as a blast, but the story doesn’t end on the field. After the summer, I returned to New Jersey and prepared for another semester at the Hall. I was summoned to the dean’s office and she decided that it would be best for me to prove that I was focused on education by attending a Community College for a semester. I agreed and decided to attend Roxbury Community College. Before I could sign up for classes, I had to meet with an advisor in order to pick classes. Each class had to be an equivalent to a course at SHU. I walked into the advisor’s office and was stunned! The guy was one of the players from the first team that we destroyed. We thoroughly embarrassed them and he couldn’t look me in the face. It was one of the most awkward situations that I have ever experienced! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!


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Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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