There are a few more vintage felt pennants from my childhood that my folks saved and gave to me when they moved out of our longtime home in Frankfort. I've posted about a few so far: First was the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football Rose Bowl '84 pennant . Then just a few days ago, I posted this awesome vintage Epcot Center 1982 pennant with Spaceship Earth and Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in their rainbow spacesuits . Today's post is about a pair of pennants that I remember very well. Both of these were on my bedroom wall. First - at the top of the post - is a Chicago Sting pennant that is primarily black and yellow with the words 'Chicago' and "Sting' in white. So, is the bee - he's black and white. Turns out, his name was "Stanley Sting ". This has the MISL logo on the tip. Here's the confirmation of Stanley Sting's name via a Google Search: Thanks , Google. The second item for this post -
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The last time I posted a #TBT photo of my youth soccer team it was the core group of guys that I played with for almost ten years . Today's photo is of the same team, technically. But it isn't all of the core boys. There are some guys like Tom, Loran, John, Ted, Matt, Chris and Russ in here, but we supplemented with a few older/different guys from what I can best describe as a 'different soccer dimension'. They were skilled players, but from a different club scene. This photo is from either my seventh or eighth grade years, so I was 13 or 14 years old and I had the pouty teen thing down, right? We're playing in Ireland in 1991 or 1992 and you can see the sign in the back reads Pike Rovers Football Club . We were representing the USA in some fashion (not officially), but we were wearing French National jerseys because they were pretty close to what the US Men's National Team were wearing at the time - but the US ones had the colors only on one should
With my parents cleaning out their place in Michigan, I have recently come across a few photos. One of them was the Dan Hampton picture I posted back at the beginning of August . And above, is another one featuring my long-time soccer teammates and coach Mike Mural. From the looks of it, we won a trophy of sorts? And, I was wearing two pairs of shorts? Was *that* a thing? Some of these guys I still see and stay in touch with, while others have faded away. Oddly, I lived with two of these guys in college?!? But, I still can name every one of them in the photo. There were a few others (Russ, Ted, Tom) that are missing, but...this is the core of the crew that I spent likely thousands of hours with practicing, traveling and playing. And having the time of my life. I can only hope that my kids find a group or tribe that they, too, can grow up with and learn the joys of playing team sports together.