Today, in their last game, my son’s soccer team finished the season undefeated.
It was his 6th birthday.
And when he scored his goal, he sprinted straight off the field, shouting joy, and tackled me in front of his team, his coach, his opponents, the entire kindergarten-YMCA-soccer-world.
They say winning the Super Bowl is great. I cry when my basketball favorites win the NCAA tournament. A World Series win for the home team is amazing, especially when you are in the ballpark. A victory at the Kentucky Derby, a gold medal at the Olympics… until today, they were the best moments in sports.
But nothing in all of sports will ever again beat my son tackling me after his goal the day he turned six.