The Farewell Season
Eric used to think he'd live forever, but not any more. As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the divorce of her parents to see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving.
What happens when you lose the person you thought would be there forever, wht happens when your love for a sport was only the love you spent with that person while playing. The love for a game in anyone is strong but a bound and a shared love is even stronger, for Eric losing his father turned his life upside down. It seems that life moves forward and even though he present he doesn't feel like he did before. The love for football was always shared between Eric and his father and without him, something seems different Eric is different.
Going through routines, Eric sees that life might easier without football, its not until Eric meets Glynnie and interviews him for the paper that he starts to see that football means even more to him than he thought. Everything Eric sees at home though is tough for him because he sees his mom spending time with other men, his sister spending more time with his best friend. Yeah life at his house is hard, at least with Glynnie is seems easier. Its because she doesn't expect anything from him and he able to just talk. Even though he sees Glynnie as the type to not bother with jocks, she surprises him.