Saturday, June 04, 2005
We're all a little bit crazy aren't we?
It's a little worrying.
In sports news, the Calgary Kangaroos thumped the very under-strength Red Deer Magpies today. The score was in the region of 127 - 25. The game felt closer than that, but some of the Calgary players just insisted on kicking goals whenever they got their hands on the ball.
I wasn't one of them, kicking the ball straight into my marker the one mark I took and skidding the ball across the face the only time I got the ball in the clear. Thankfully, I discovered what I am good at (since it obviously isn't kicking for goal). Now I've reminded myself what playing a contact sport is like, I'm quite happy throwing myself at the ball, and opposing players. Plus, when there's no goal posts to distract me, I can actually kick fairly well. So I moved to the backline (defence) and feel like today was easily the most useful I've been to the team.
Sure, I'm never going to be competing for any award more prestigious than a certificate of participation (if they still give those out to people over the age of 18). But at least I feel like I'm doing more than just filling a jersey and getting in the way.
Anyone in the Calgary region, keep Saturday 25th June free.
The Kangaroos are organising an "Amazing Race" (teams of 4 drive round Calgary chasing clues and doing a number of cool activities). I've been sworn to secrecy about the activities, but lets just say I wish I didn't have to help out, so I could compete. $100 per team gets you a day of fun, and there's an after-party which will have barbeque, beer, and all that good stuff.
It's a bargain, plus you'll be helping Western Canada's greatest Aussie rules team to defend their title against Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle (which is pretty part of Canada).