Flashback Friday: Sports Day

As a elementary/primary age schoolboy growing up in England, one of my favorite days of the year was “Sports Day”. It consisted of various fun events like the three-legged race, the sack race, the egg on a spoon race, etc. But the grand finale was always the 100m dash, where the fastest kid in the school was crowned for each grade level. Currently, residing in Texas where I am raising my 8 year old daughter, they have their version called “Field Day”. Pretty much it is a chance to do water slides all day since it is stinking hot here at the end of the school year. But as US Thanksgiving just passed here, the school did have an event called the “Turkey Trot”, which is a mile race around the school and positions and times are recorded. So, while this does not give you the fastest kid in the school, I guess we could say the best runner is awarded. Right about now you are probably thinking that I am going to tell you about how my daughter followed in my footsteps and cruised to victory (bit of foreshadowing there), but alas she has my wife’s genetics as far as distance running goes, 😳. Well selfishly then I will have to tell you about my 100m dominance that was scandalously cut short. Ok, let’s warp back to the early 1980s, Wybers Wood Primary School, Grimsby, England. read more

Crown (Winter I 2016) Game 4 Recap


Crown took on Black Ops in a matchup of teams with identical 2W-1L records so needless to say it was an important game as we hit the midway point of the season. And they would do so without the services of Mark, Jeremy and John so the bench was looking pretty thin but at least Alex was able to sub, but at kick off he was nowhere to be seen.

Crown started quickly in this one as Brian gave them the lead with a nice solo effort finished off with a delicate chip over the keeper. The half continued to be a close battle which was typified by this pic of Keith going toe to toe in a tackle: read more

TDA Bulls (Winter I 2016) Game 3 Recap

After a week of indulging in mass quantities of food 🦃 and booze 🍺🍻🍾🍷🍸, the TDA Bulls returned to the field to take on Genesis in a matchup of two undefeated teams with big goal differentials, so it was a game that had the potential to have a bunch of action. TDA were without Phil so Brandon “The man without a team” Barker was asked to sub, but in a shocking turnaround he was immune to our advances and chose to play against us for Genesis 😱. Actually it was not all that surprising since his special lady plays for them and we all know how that conversation went…so after all the drama was over it was time to settle it on the field. read more

Crown (Winter I 2016) Game 3 Recap


Crown were coming off of a week off, courtesy of the Thanksgiving holiday break, when they took to the field on Tuesday night to take on the Little Kickers. Crown split their opening two games of the season so they were looking to get themselves back over the .500 mark. And they would have to do so without a couple of defenders as Shawn and Josh were unavailable but Micah was able to sub.

It was a tight, even start with both sides having scoring chances but it remained scoreless until Phil kick-started a run of goals that led to a 4-0 halftime Crown lead. Included was a hat-trick by the aforementioned Phil with two nice shots and a pretty sick determined solo effort, plus a good finish by Brian. Crown keeper Rodney was rock solid at the other end and seemed buoyed by the team’s offensive prowess, so he decided to show a little skill of his own, faking an attacker out of his shorts that had Eddie and Simon with these eyes 👀 on the bench: read more