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mixed sports day

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Started by waking up at 730 to watch the Spurs-Brighton match, only to see a World Cup winning goalkeeper (Hugo Lloris) make an awful mistake to give the opposition team a goal two minutes later, and, even worse, start howling in pain right afterwards, to the point they were giving him oxygen as they were stretchering him off the field. Turns out to be a dislocated elbow, rather than anything broken, fortunately for him, but he'll be off the field for a couple of months at least. The team, unfortunately, went the other way, and just kind of didn't show up to play, just like they didn't show up defensively in the second half midweek against Bayern, turning in a wholly lousy performance for a 3-0 capitulation to a team that's probably going to be near the bottom of the standings all year.

And then there was the other football. Michigan's team played Iowa, and the defense was awesome. And they had to be, because the offense....how to put this kindly? Well, the offense sucked. (That's me being kind in my description, I swear!) Michigan scored 10 points by the 8 minute mark of the first quarter, gifted a field goal after an early Iowa turnover, and a decent drive for a touchdown. That was it until one half decent drive in the 4th quarter, that ended with the kicker screwing up a short field goal attempt.

Fortunately for the Maize and Blue faithful, Iowa's offense was even more atrocious, or maybe it was Michigan's defense stepping up to the challenge after being embarrassed by Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. 8 sacks and 3 interceptions were enough to help Michigan hold Iowa to a measly three points, and Michigan barely defended home turn, even though it wasn't without a lot of yelling at the TV. (That might have been me doing the yelling.)

Click here if you're curious about how I scratched myself yesterday (it's no big deal, still stings a bit, but it's fine)

Going bowling later, and I'll be awful, well, perhaps mediocre is a more accurate descriptor, as usual. I'll blame the scratch if I really suck, it's even at a spot where it's plausible that I can feel it when flexing the wrist, as one does then throwing a bowling ball.

Did some cleaning between those games this morning, and I suspect that kicking up the dust prior to, you know, clearing it away is likely responsible for the scratchy eyes I'm experiencing now. Although there's a possibility that it's because I just didn't get enough sleep, prior to waking up for the early game, and that explains the rubbing of the eyes. Wonder if there's enough time to get in a nap before going bowling?

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