Owen is in the shower. He calls to me:
Mom, you know Dion Lewis?
I answer: Um. No. Who is Dion Lewis?
A sigh of exasperation. He speaks slowly, deliberately. You know, the Dion Lewis on the Patriots?
Nothing. I have no idea who he is.
He sighs again. Just search it up on google. I want to know what he’s out for.
You mean he’s injured? I ask. I am not even close to following.
YES! Just search it up and tell me why he’s not playing tonight.
You can pretty much substitute anyone’s name and team, and you have the questions I field on a given basis. Because Owen knows more about football players than I ever have known – or care to know.
(And in case you are wondering, Dion Lewis suffered a torn ACL in the game against the Washington Redskins and is out for the remainder of the season.)