Saturday, October 4, 2008

Football Saturday: Injury and Irritation

Update: Egads my grammer was terrible! I fixed a glaring error and hope that you forgive me.

So not only did we lose, I rolled my ankle during the first drive. It didn't end up hurting until later. I am ok. Ibuprofen, ice and a nap seems to have made it so I can limp around. When I got home, I couldn't put weight on it at all.

Anyway, what really sucks is that we should have beat this team we had 2 really bad calls against us. What was worse was it was because the ref clearly did not know the rules well enough and it has to do with what constituted a 'girl-play' (play where a woman is involved, either has to catch, qb or run the ball forward). I then was asked to sub in a game because a team did not have the required number of women to play (you have to have at least 3 out of 8 on the field at all times). Anyway, they didn't utilize their women correctly, rendering them useless and making them window dressing for their team. It makes me so angry when this happens because I am good. The women I play with are good AND the purpose of co-ed play means that you work as a whole team. I am looking forward to playing against this team because we will pick them apart if they play this way.

These are the teams I love to beat because they are so unaware that women can be athletic. For awhile we had a team that was mostly women and a full time woman quarterback. It made me so angry when other teams and even refs sometimes would act like we were doing something wrong. It totally threw the other teams off their game and we won a championship one season (and were undefeated) and made it to the semi's or the finals for several seasons. It was always such a good feeling to beat a team that looked down on us. Also, you've seen my pic. Were were not a manly looking crew. We were good looking women who just happened to be able to kick ass at football. :)

Now some of us still play, some have moved on because we don't have the time to play on more than one team anymore. Some of us are married, some are mothers. We all are football players.

10 comments:

Rhea said...

Sorry about your ankle. Ouch. Sorry you lost too.

I'm so impressed you have a female team. I think that's just awesome.

Jen said...

That is so cool that you play football. Just an other amazing thing about you.
Sorry that you hurt your ankle, boy do I know that pain.

Margo said...

So cool that you play football! Getting hurt sucks, though. Feel better!

Los said...

Ankle injuries can be tricky ... here's to hoping that (a) it gets better quick, and (b) the ref learns the rules better...

kccat said...

Girl power!! I love it. Hope you kick some butts this season. Sorry to hear about your ankle. Hope you recover quickly.

Sue said...

Sore throat and a sprained ankle? Bummer, dude.
For your ankle I recommend RICE... rest, ice, compression, elevation. The ibuprofen and vodka are a given, plus those will help your throat too.
I wish we had coed fun football teams here. I, once upon a time, kicked ass playing powder puff football in highschool.

Snooty Primadona said...

Careful with those injuries or you'll wind up like me... in total pain & agony on rainy days.

I would have never taken you for a football player... Barbie races maybe, lol. (just kidding) Actually, you just look athletic. I was once the same way.

Sorry I haven't been around... it's the back again. Yes. Can you spell OLD? This is the first day I've been allowed back on the puter in days and days. I'm slowly being allowed back online in small doses.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I love that you play football!!

Lay off that ankle for a couple of days - you'll be brand new soon.

Lula! said...

I love that you are a football player!

asthmagirl said...

Sorry about your ankle. I hope you recover quickly. Ankle rolls are the worst.

Take care!