It was a great run yet again on Sunday. We welcomed some new faces and missed those that were not able to make it. Terry, I hope you were able to deliver on your promise of a romantic weekend to Tina. Lord knows she deserves it. The weather was all we could ask for even though it did seem a bit warmer than the 85 degrees that was advertised. Anna and Tiff showed up again. Tiff brought her daughter and was happy to watch from the shade and Anna came out for a good run until the pace necessitated a rest in the shade as well. We had some new fellas arrive to the pitch. Jared, who is new to the area, gave us a good Coach John impression as he played without shoes for quite a bit. Viking Andrew, who you might recall from the Thursday night competition, brought his brother along for a good run also.
Young Kalmus Griffin joined us after taking a break due to injury. He brought some flash golden cleats and the glint from the sun helped him to evade some defenders. Chris P was quick to point out after one particularly shifty run the Kalmus will never be as a good as his brother. Chris then threw a wild pass between his legs like a long snapper on a punt team to no one in particular making his argument irrelevant.
Kill showed up with his camera after a nice vacation and left the ref whistle at home. It was good to have him back a nice to see that the whistle wasn’t required to maintain an acceptable level of play. Quite a few folks have commented on the pace and overall quality of play that is being diplayed each and every Sunday. I think you can all give yourselves a nice pat on the back for it and I couldn’t agree more.
We ended up playing till about 12 noon. The sides appeared to be fairly even. 6 vs. 6 with 3 or more subs for the best part of the day. With the new folks not quite used to the activity level and some folks taking their time getting ramped up after a period away form the pitch the subs were coming in and out regularly. We learned that Mullets trump Beards in manliness and tries as Shaggy was able to touch it down on several occasions.
I would love to write a lot more and live up to Kane and Joaquin’s standard but I have to go so I will not get fired.
We need to either makes ome good plans for this Saturday or blow it off. It is my wife’s birthday and she has agreed to do something fun with all of us. Her and I are gong out regardless. We woiuld ove to have you all there or go were you will all be.