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Time to run and tell Mom

Updated: March 6, 2010, 3:13 PM ET
By Carl Ehrlich | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Editor's note: Carl Ehrlich, who was the captain of the 2009 Harvard football team, is in Spain to play football. He's chronicling his experiences on and off the field for ESPNBoston.com. Today he reveals the downside of competitive trash talking.

When I was a kid, my brother and I competed in the "Ehrlich Triathlon."

For the first event, we picked a sport. These ranged anywhere from stickball to basketball to, for a brief and misguided period in my athletic career, ...

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