Thursday, January 18, 2007

Arthritic Knees and Football Glory

So, glutton for punishment that I am, after our glorious and renowned victory over the evil villains in the indoor five a side football finals, the Lady Lions have once again taken to the battlefield to defend our illustruous title.

Prior to each practice and game, my knees send shock waves through my body by emitting a series of cracks, creaks and aches, blatantly protesting the form of torture that will be meted out when I am running up and down the court seeking to deliver the little ball into the goal. I had previously pledged that 2007 would be the year that I would actually take care of my knees by doing the dreaded surgery, but my modus operandi at this point is to continue with my rabid denials in the hopes that if I should ignore it, the problem will go away Smile . Miracles do happen.

Well, the Lady Lions are back, though I am sorry to say that the team is not the same. Last season we took the field with laughter, jokes, revelry, and an incomprehensible attitude of hope and joviality after each and every loss. Now, our team structure has changed, as some players have left, and new players have joined the roster. Winning seems to be the primary motivation, and the so-called “novice” players are taking a back seat to the more ‘elite’ and "world-cupesque" players. Last season, everyone played, and a good time was had by all. Now, there is cussing (each other and the referees), back door lobbying, sussing and they are all acting like...dare I say it…girls. Once again, I am reminded of why I had decided to discontinue team sports for all time, as I no longer have the patience nor the tact to deal with the foolishness and aggravation that accompanies the diverse personalities. I am just too old for that crap.

Additionally, games are scheduled for Friday nights, and by the time I finish playing, sweating, applying the Tiger Balm and icing the old knees, no dyam happy hour for me, and I am too mash up to go anywhere later! Stoopid season is interfering with my social life. Crap! Mad

On that stinkin' note, I shall now exit.

'Ta

'Fro
Ginger






8 comments:

Abeni said...

A few wins and the bad vibes will disappear:) Or better the worlcupesque players will flop and the novices will shine through.Hmmm..I like the second option more

Stunner said...

Wow, i never knew you were a big time baller! Most sporting games now are all about winning and money, not so much love of the game anymore. All the best for the matches.

Leon said...

Thought Mad Bull was the only baller in the C'bean blogosphere! Sorry about the pain, but as they say "no pain, no gain." "Winning seems to be the primary motivation." It wasn't?

gela said...

How comes so many peeps didn't know you were a big time baller Afro? Is wha do dem?

Mad Bull said...

Actually, Afro was playing for the Lionesses before the Lions team was even formed. After watching a match the lionesses played, (their second, I believe) I thought to myself that indoor football looked like fun. I mentioned this to another guy at work, he said "Why don't we set up a men's team, and the rest is history! Anyway, I hope you get back the old spirit where people are just playing for the fun of it... Its nice to win, but winning isn't all. I would have preferred that the Lions didn't do as well as they did than that the lower level ballers didn't play on the lions, after all, I wasn't one of the best players on the side and would likely have been benched before my knees forced me to bench myself.

scratchie said...

I can tell you about the pains 1st hand. I play badminton and trust me, it is now a recreational event. I went out on court recently and after 10 points I was seeing 6 racquets and 4 shuttles and I was only watching one game. Not to mention the court that wouldn't stop moving. i use to at least try the competitions now at the mention of it I ask if you are crazy.... And whoever tell you that the pain will go away...THEY LIE!!!!!!!

Trouble said...

Bwoy, all unna ol' people do is complain...

Mighty Afroditee said...

Dyam Spammer!!!