What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with football and flowers? What mom wouldn’t be absolutely thrilled to see gridiron monsters slamming into the walls in what has been called the “50 yard indoor war?” We are talking about Arena Football!
This Sunday at 3 PM the Texas Copperheads franchise of the Arena Football League’s af2 division will be playing host to the 0-5 Laredo Lobos at the gorgeous Berry Center in Northwest Houston. As a bargaining chip to entice Mom out on her special day, the team is offering FREE admission to all mothers, plus FREE flowers to the first 300.
If you have never been to one of these games, let me say that it is the absolute best professional sports value available. Not only are you up-close and personal with the players on the field, but you even get to go out on the field after every game to meet the players and coaches. You can take pictures, get autographs, and just hang out with the team. Plus, any footballs that land in the stands during the game (and there are a LOT of them) are your’s to keep. You may have to out-scramble the kids to grab it, but it makes one heck of a great souvenir.
Be prepared to clear a few dates on your calendar this summer because after your first arena game, you will definitely be back for more. When you come out, look for me and say “Hi.” I’ll be the one at midfield at the top of the first level wearing a headset and cheering myself hoarse for the Copperheads.