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 . 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!
On that stinkin' note, I shall now exit.