Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Soccer Life - Brandon Cockrum

It's time, once again, to ask some folks the basic questions about their Soccer Life and this week's responses come from some of my fellow Indy Eleven bloggers from Bloody Shambles. First up is Brandon Cockrum, also known as the former writer of Brew Wallace. Like some of the other Soccer Life participants (I'm looking at you Brad Hauter), soccer isn't the only thing in Brandon's life that is interesting. Turns out that Brandon helped generate the Bringin' Home the Bacon scratch-off ticket for the Indiana Lottery, which "was chosen as a nominee for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries' 2015 Scratch-Off Game of the Year." It never ceases to amaze me on the things that people do when they're not watching or playing soccer.

Thanks for participating Brandon!

1. Name:
- Brandon Cockrum

2. Role (Player, Parent, Coach, Referee, General Spectator, All of the Above, None of the Above, Other):
- Player, Parent, Coach, Spectator

3. Soccer-specific Nickname (and any story behind it):
- Cock. First part of last name. One of my coaches called me that because it gave him an excuse to yell an obscenity.

4. Age became interested in soccer:
- 6

5. First recollection of the game:
- Playing in neighborhood with friends

6. Highest level of play achieved:
- High School

7. Honors/Awards
- IU Soccer Camp All-Star (x2). Lol

8. Last competitive match – Date (if known) & Level of Play
- Indy City Futbol Canal Derby on May 24, 2017
Editor's note: in what has become a bad trend for me, it has taken me two months to post Brandon's responses. I'm sure he's played a game since May...

9. Position:
- Right Mid or anywhere needed

10. Jersey number:
- #8

11. Coaching experience:
- High school and U6

12. Refereeing experience:
- 1 season, terrible

13. Most memorable moment(s):
- Run to IHSAA state finals; Scoring 2 goals in final 5 minutes of club tournament game to get win; Scoring 4 goals in a soggy club tournament game

14. Least memorable moment(s):
- Skying first ever PK shootout attempt; quitting competitive soccer in teens

15. Favorite World Cup moment(s):
- Watching Spain vs Bolivia at Soldier Field, US late goals in 2012, Germany stomping Brazil 7-0

16. Favorite team(s)
- USMNT, Indy Eleven

17. Favorite Historical player:
- David Weir

18. Favorite Current Player
- Don Smart

19. Indoor vs Outdoor:
- Indoor

20. Grass vs Turf:
- Grass

21. Other sports played (and to what level):

22. Other Comments:

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