December 5th, 2004

Shuffle up and deal

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I used to get upset when all the Cities & Knights players would gang up against me to try to keep me from winning. Now I take satisfaction from it, especially since that tactic has yet to work. Some people sneak up on you at C&K. surrealestate, for example, has a habit of pulling a rabbit out of a hat, coming out of nowhere at the very end to win. I don't sneak up on anyone. I come barrelling down the road, daring you to stop me. I've been known to announce, "Unless you do so-and-so, I will win on my turn." It's fun watching everyone scramble to do so-and-so, trading all their cards to one player in exchange for practically nothing, in the glimmering hope that someone will be able to pull off the impossible.

So I won again tonight. That's two in a row and two out of three in the past week or so. My last loss was to surrealestate, who once again came out of nowhere at the last moment to steal a win away from me -- but she didn't need anyone's help to do it! Pity she wasn't there to put me in my place tonight! <grin>
You can&#39;t guard me!

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We had enough of a turnout at football this morning that I was relegated mostly to doing what I do best, playing the lines. I couldn't be blocked effectively when I rushed the QB, and I gave my QB all day to throw. The highlight on defense was probably when the 3 rushers completely collapsed the pocket and arrived at the QB at the same time. The QB ended up on the ground, where we yanked the flags off him. My highlight on offense was a pancake block: the defender was chasing my QB full-speed to the right. He was completely focused on the QB and didn't see me at all. I ran over between them and lowered my shoulder. The defender went flopping and rolling onto the ground in the other direction, allowing my QB to throw a TD. I did cut my lip later in the game when I took a forearm to the chin from a big, strong guy, but I don't mind. I love getting physical out there on Sunday mornings!