Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are You Guys New?

I think it was probably the worst thing ever said to our football team.

Yes it is that time of year again. I am playing football on Saturday for the next 8 weeks. This week, however, we were handed a defeat and an insult (not meant as one) at the same time. You see we are all (ok not all) in our mid 30's. We have creaky joints, trouble waking up on the weekends and some of us could stand to do a little more exercise. We just love to play and are not ready to give up the idea that we could win a 6th championship. However, we looked like we were playing underwater this week. Afterwards, it was all we could do to crawl to the beer cooler to refresh ourselves and say that it was 'only the first game', no big deal. It was unfortunate that at this time one of our player was talking to one of the players from the opposing team and they asked, 'Is this your first season?'

Oh the SHAME!

We have played together for about 5 years and also been playing in the league for about 10. We just happened to play against a team we had never played in the years past. What do you do when you have been shamed as such? It made me think. Is this what it has come to? Should I still be playing? I admit I was pretty shaken. Then, another team needed some girls to round out their team (ok, they are required to have 3 of us). It was in the Competitive division (we play in Recreational) so it was a bit scary but we figured what the hell.

We lost there too.

BUT!

My pass completion percentage was 80%.

Maybe I'll play a few more seasons.

15 comments:

Mrs Parks said...

Your thre best football player I know :)

~Sheila~ said...

Keep playing as long as you can.

I joined a co-ed kickball team and got my butt handed to me. It was fun but I was aching.

I don't play anymore...

Mama Dawg said...

You go girl. (man, I just dated myself with that one!)

FunnyGal KAT said...

I was just telling someone how I would play six or more soccer games a week when I was 23 or so... and now I play once or twice a week and have trouble walking up and down stairs the day after! Sore hips, sore back, sore knees... when did I get so old?!?

Three words for you: ibuprofen, ibuprofen, ibuprofen!

Los said...

Hang in there ... it's supposed to be fun. You'll play better.

Sue said...

80%, I think you have a better percentage than some of the NFL players!

BS5 Blogger said...

I'm sure your a regular football star! Can we see a picture of you and your team ?

kccat said...

A picture would be great to see! Stick with it. You guys will do fine.

McBöbø said...

That'll be that funny American Football, then. Perhaps you should switch to Football (aka Soccer).

Or just skip the game bit and go direct to the beer?

John Deere Mom said...

Yeah, I totally need to see a picture of this!

asthmagirl said...

That is sad! But now you have something to motivate you! Go Girl!

TSannie said...

Keep playing! It'll keep you younger longer!

KDLOST said...

rock on with the football!

p.s. i noticed you were mentioned on SITS today! kudos! :) have a great first day of spring!

NJDecorator said...

Wow and I consider it a good day if I make it to the gym.

Superwoman said...

Heck yeah girl! You still got it so keep doing it!