News coming out of the Microbrew League this year indicates that they are tired of being considered second class. Personally I like a good Microbrew. Some are actually much better that the large national brands. If Bud is to the NFL what Micro Breweries are to the Big Ten, then I will take the college team. College is always more fun to watch anyway. Who wouldn’t want to see Tommyknocker’s Big Butt Bock take on the Golden Pheasants of the Slovak Republic?
Of course there are High School brews out there as well. As the occasional Home Brewer I fit into this category. I would be on the JV team but I know three guys who are on the Varsity team. (Oddly enough they are each named Jeff.) Jeff O’Neal won a blue ribbon win at the Iowa State Fair this year. Congrats Jeff.
High School games can be fun to watch as well because you never really know what to expect each year. Unlike college and the NFL your average local High School is made up of kids from your local communities. These are kids you know and that makes the games more fun to watch. Chances are you’ve been watching these kids grow up right along side your own. It’s great fun to cheer on your own kid or even your neighbors each week.
This past Friday we had a home game. Our DCG Mustangs against the Ballard Bombers. I like to attend as many of these as possible and be supportive and this was to be one of those good rivalry match ups.
It had been raining all day and would continue late into the evening. Armed with our Stadium chairs, large umbrella, and most importantly our Sea World parkas we went to the game. Quarter after quarter the rain came down in a steady drizzle. The concession stand suffered a bit because few people wanted to eat in the rain. In fact for the first time ever I made it through a game without hearing the announcer hawk the “world famous super nachos” That just does not happen, after all we are talking about experiencing the ultimate in Nacho Nirvana.
The field was so wet that often an extra few yards were gained during tackles as the players slid on the grass forcing a wave of watery foam out in front of them. Receivers on both teams could not find a grip on the ball all night. As we entered double overtime the score remained 0 - 0.
We managed to finally draw blood with a running play that secured a home team win.
Here are the quotes updated with the answers.
“Whoa, Nellie! He’s wearing the white shoes” The Best of Times
Now that's what I call high quality H2O. The Waterboy
" tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper." Knute Rockne, All-American
"U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi! You ugly! You ugly! Yo momma said you ugly!" Wildcats
"You're 5 foot nothin', 100 and nothin' and you have nearly a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there with the best college football team in the land for two years. And you're gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." Rudy
"Hey, unless you're gonna kiss me, get your hands off my ass." Any Given Sunday
"I love Brian Piccolo. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him." Brian's Song
"Ladies, ever had a quarterback sandwich?" North Dallas Forty
"All right, men, now here's the play we're gonna use. I don't think the guards know this formation. It's called 'incidental punishment after the ball is blown dead.' Remember, any man you tackle gets an elbow, knee or kick in the mouth." The Longest Yard
"Show me the money!" Jerry Maguire
“The most important thing to remember is to protect your quarterback - me!” The Longest Yard
We will be perfect in every aspect. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You make a fumble, I will break my foot off in you John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. REMEMBER THE TITANS
This is national TV. So don't pick your noses or scratch your nuts. North Dallas Forty
One day, not today, not tomorrow, not this season, probably not next season either but one day, you and I are gonna wake up and suddenly we're gonna be like every other team in every other sport where winning is everything and nothing else matters. And when that day comes, well thats, thats when we'll honor them. We Are Marshall
After this it's just babies and memories. Friday Night Lights
This isn't going to work. You're playing football with a bunch of butlers! Heaven Can Wait.
Wally call me crazy but I've got a funny feeling about tonight's game. Maybe we've got a shot. Necessary Roughness
You don't know how to spell 'Mustang'? You have GOT to be SHITTIN' me! Gridiron Gang
Let's open up a can of kick ass and kill 'em all, let the paramedics sort 'em out. The Program
People don't want heart Dick, they want wins. Invincible
That's it, I'm leaving the country. I'm moving to New Mexico. Little Giants
I raised you to be a winner, so dammit boy, win! Varsity Blues