By Chris Palmquist
SIOUX CITY, Iowa--If you were at the Sioux City Bandits' exhibition game on Friday night or watched the ABC9 SportsZone, you noticed that I was here in studio, and not on the sidelines.
But that wasn't due to a lack of trying.
After a five year hiatus, I decided to give football another shot, trying out for the Bandits.
I was excited for the opportunity to play on the team, until I got there and saw the competition.
After a combine to begin the morning, we broke into individual drills, furthering my idea that I was in over my head.
"The difference of a guy like you and them playing four years of college football and learning that technique, it's invaluable for the quarterback position in this league," said Bandits Head Coach Erv Strohbeen.
The bottom line, surprised nobody.
"I give you a thumbs up," said Jarrod DeGeorgia, Bandits Offensive Coordinator. "It's not a no, it's just a not now."
I guess there's always next year.