November 19, 2006

Time to bulk up.

Right now Ktreva isnít speaking to me. Sheís very upset at a decision Iíve made. Today the Rock River Raptors are having open try-outs, and after much deliberation Iíve decided to try out. For those of you that donít remember, the Raptors are the local United Indoor Football league team that I support.

Every time I watch a football game I see guys on the field and I think to myself, I can block better then that. Now I know the NFL players would kill me, but this is the UIF. These are the guys that werenít good enough to make the NFL, CFL or even the AFL. I actually stand a chance against these guys. So Iím going to try to get a position on the line, offensive or defensive.

Sure I havenít played football in 17 years, Iím out of shape and have some medical problems, but next year I will be too old to try out. If Iím going to do it, this is the year. In about two hours Iím going to head down to the MetroCentre and try to walk onto the team. Right now Ktreva is giving me a laundry list of reasons for why I shouldnít do it. Mainly because Iím out of shape, have some medical problems, will probably create some new medical problems and Iím just too old for this type of nonsense. She mentioned how I canít bounce back from injuries like I used to do. Bah! What does she know anyway?

On a slightly related note, Iíve heard from numerous people that the Raptors have a commercial with me in it. From what Iíve been told they focus on me at one point when Iím cheering the team during a game. I have yet to see this commercial, so Iím not sure how big of a dork I actually look like.

Well, Iím going to go get ready and argue with Ktreva some more. Wish me luck! And I promise to give you an update later on how I did.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at November 19, 2006 10:12 AM | TrackBack
Comments have balls

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 19, 2006 12:34 PM


I'm just sitting here shaking my head. Part of me wishes you all the luck in the world - I could buy your season tickets and trust me, I WOULD invest in a video blogging set up. Seriously.

The other part of me is sayin' WTF are you thinkin'?!?!?! That's insane.

But then I remember who I'm typing to, and just wish you luck.

On every front! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at November 19, 2006 12:48 PM

Luck with that, dude. The tryouts that is.

I promise I'll come home for your funeral.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 19, 2006 05:56 PM

With you in the commerical I am sure the dork factor is very high.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at November 20, 2006 06:32 AM

I can't decide if I should congratulate you for having the singlemindedness to go for this or help Ktreva smack you upside the head for even thinking about it... WOW!

It sounds like you're going to do it - so I guess I'll say good luck and I hope you don't get anything irretrevably broken while trying out.

Posted by: Teresa at November 20, 2006 01:06 PM


Now go get started on the extra-thick banana milk shakes -- you're going to need the extra weight to block!

Posted by: Ogre at November 20, 2006 02:14 PM

It sounds like a lot of really gooc blog Fodder to me. Both parts.

Posted by: DE 644 at November 20, 2006 02:28 PM