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My Last Rugby Game

Okay folks, I know y'all have nothing better to do tomorrow. (And T@F folk, no worries, lillibet will be happy to cancel rehearsal for this!) So, come watch my last rugby game of the year. You can personally witness as I throw myself headfirst into guys bigger and stronger than me, lift my teammates up into the air by the shorts, and let guys stick their hands between my legs to grab my crotch!

Alas, we aren't playing for first place. We may indeed end up with more points than Hartford, but first place is determined by head-to-head. Hartford beat us last week, so unless they lose to Newport in Hartford (not bloody likely) we're playing for second place. Tomorrow's opponent, Old Gold (the other Div. II Boston team), is also 5-1. The winner of tomorrow's game will host a playoff game on November 5, and the loser will travel to the Metro New York area. (Alas, I didn't know about the potential for this playoff game and won't be able to play because of commitments to Theatre at First, so this really is my last game.) The winners of these playoff games are automatically in the national tournament in the spring.

So, this is it, my last rugby game. Come watch the reason I have been pouring out sweat and blood on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Come see the cause of all those deep, colorful bruises, the painful ankles and shoulders, the sore neck and back…. You may not understand the game, but it is a spectacle worth watching, and I would love to have some fans on the sidelines for my last heroic effort.

The game is at Moakley Field in South Boston. (Driving directions can be found here at the Charles River Rugby website.) The park is near the JFK stop on the red line. It's the field closest to the stadium, and there's plenty of parking along Day Boulevard past the State Police station. The A side game is at 12:30, and the B side game is at 2. I hope to see a bunch of you there!


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Oct. 21st, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'll be there! Alone, it looks like, but I'll be there! In fancy clothes, too.
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
jimmystagger is backing out? The loser! ;)
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
He's pretty ripshit - his mother called him LAST NIGHT to tell him about some surprise party for his father on Saturday. No one in his family has any respect for the fact that he has a life, as he detailed in the VM he left me last night.
So, I have no idea if he can come to the game but I'm guessing no. I forwarded your email to him and left him a voicemail. Needless to say, he won't be coming to the wedding with me, either. I did at least find someone (who is even in NH!) to come with me to that.

But yeah, I'm sad. and annoyed. I haven't seen him since early september. bastard!
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
He should still be able to make the game, since it's an early afternoon game. I hope he can make it.
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
... you dont know his family.
If they're driving up from NY, then he's going to be with them from when they show up until they leave. So it completely depends on when they get here. Jim's a family man. He wouldn't back out of a family gathering no matter what else he had that needed doing or how shitty the event was.
Trust me on that one. It's frustrating but it's a Fact Of The World to me at this point.
and yeah, I hope he can make it too. But I promise I can still yell really loud all on my lonesome. I've got a good set o' lungs. Unfortunately, I don't understand the game AT ALL.
Oct. 21st, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't understand the game AT ALL.

Try this very good and thorough primer for starters. You'll at least have a clue as you watch.
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I would totally come but it's my birthday, so my parents are stealing me away from the city for the day. =/
Oct. 21st, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! (Of course, I'll be repeating this tonight at your party, but it bears saying multiple times!) ;)
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