And of course, it’s a school in Dearbornistan…Anyone wonder what type of education these kids who stay up until 4AM get?
Short story- I remember being in high school and staying out until 5AM on a Saturday night/Sunday morning.
I finally got dropped off at home after spending the night drinking tequila and coke at the Cave Creek Drive-in in Phoenix. I got home and puked my guts out, all over the bathroom floor. Just missed the toilet. But our dog Misty was there to “clean up” the mess.
Misty, even though you’re long gone, girl, I still owe you for that! Mom would have killed me!
I know y’all love my heart-warming stories. So you’re welcome! Back to the topic-
DEARBORN, MI.- A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football.
The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week.
The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban’s proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices.
It was nearly 1 a.m. when Kamel Farajthrows of the Fordson High School junior varsity team delivered a pass during practice last week.
Cutting practice wasn’t an option at football-crazy Fordson, which is coming off a one-loss season and has won four state titles and three runner-up seasons since it was established in 1928.
But nobody wanted to lessen the significance of Ramadan in the Detroit suburb widely known as the capital of Arab-America.
The moonlight practice is tailored for Adnan Restum and fellow Muslim teammates.
Illuminated by the night lights on the football field, Restum recently joined a scrum of teammates at the end-zone water fountain, taking a break from a grueling preseason football workout to guzzle a drink.
In just a few hours, he wouldn’t be able to take a sip. But the 17-year-old defensive tackle could rehydrate guilt-free during the 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. practice, and succumb to tempting boxes full of granola bars and chocolate milk, too.
“It feels really great,” said Restum, who has been fasting since he was about 10. “If we’re doing it during the day, we wouldn’t have water and it would be really hot and everything.”