Originally posted on LaxSpot on 10/14/2008
Wow, what a wedding. After an hour flight, sitting in traffic, a very nice ceremony and a reception to remember, my first wedding in Long Island was definetly one that I will not forget. It was great to see some former teammates and their parents at the reception where it seemed like we picked up right where we left off in college. After a long night of celebrating the married couple, it was time to get a couple hours of sleep before driving back to Baltimore. The drive back was easy and we got in around 1. The marathon had just finished and the roads were empty, so I jumped on my bike and took a nice long bike ride to get my workout for the day. After an 8 mile ride and some lunch, it was time to finally watch some football. How about Texas coming back to beat Oaklahoma, Okalhoma State knocking off Missouri, and Florida dismantling LSU? It was a great day for some football.
Sunday started early with a walk around Patterson Park with Mason and a 30 minute drive to Genesse Valley. The scrimmages started at 10, but the teams (minus us) were promplty warming up by 930. The entire team finally strolled in around 9:40 and it was time to strap it on and play our first game against Ursinus. This game was close in the first half as we got our kinks out and knocked the rust off. We were all pretty impressed with the intensity that Ursinus played with and they came after us all game long. I didn’t get a final, but we managed to extend a lead in the second half. After a 20 minute break, it was time to strap it on again and play a Michigan team that last year went 19-0 and won the club championship. The coach at Michigan, John Paul, I have known for quite some time because we used to work the Warrior camps together when I was in college has put together an impressive team at Michigan and I wont be surprised if this team goes DI in the near future. The game was unfortunately not as competitive as the Ursinus game, but these kids did play incredibly hard which I definitely respect. Best of luck to Ursinus and Michigan both with their upcoming seasons.
That’s the recap of the wedding and the tourney, I was going to talk about my Ravens, but that will have to wait until next week when we come back from Miami with a W.
Have a good week and Ill check back in soon.