Was a busy weekend. Had a friend who came into town Friday night, left this morning. Friday night consisted of a little bit of bar-hopping. Not exciting, really, but it was good times with good friends.
Saturday was a day of touch football. It was great to get out there and play football again, I hadn’t done that in years. I also played QB for a few sets, which was actually pretty fun. I was never very good at tracking my recievers when I was younger. Yesterday, however, i could just lock in on them. I think that’s the contacts lenses, to some degree — my peripheral vision is so much better. I’m also decidedly a short-to-midrange kinda passer. I just don’t have the height or arm to air it out there… but I was threading those short passes right through.
I was not so good at WR or coverage…. again, part of it was the height difference, I think. Lost a bit of my sprinting speed too, it seems — although, when your opponents are playing in cleats on this tall, messy grass, and you are in tennis shoes, you’re gonna lose a step or two anyway.
Woke up a little sore today, but not horrible. In addition, today was real football, on TV. As per usual, my FFL team continued in my typical string of bad luck — who’d have thought that Corey Dillon and Curtis Martin would barely compile a miserable fifty rushing yards between the two of them?
Before the football came on, I flipped back and forth between the various news programs. It annoyed me to see Rumsfield and Cheney, on different shows, trying to sell the concept of “War on Iraq”. Back in the 80s, Russian comedian Yakov Smirnov had a joke about there only being two channels of TV in Russia. Channel 1 was all government propaganda, and Channel 2 was a KGB agent telling you to “turn back to Channel 1″. Boy, that seemed kinda familiar, watching the news this morning.