Sunday, July 13, 2008

MvS Soccer Style: Marrieds Lose...Again

I wish I had snapped a pic with my cell phone, but try to picture 7v7 soccer, Singles:Skins/Marrieds:Shirts, the ladies (and those of us men on doctor's orders to take it easy for a while) cheering them on the sidelines. It's a really cool picture actually.

I love seeing the men "fellowshipping" in this way. I find that:

  1. they meet other men in the fellowship they normally would not have met
  2. they get to know the men they normally just smile and shake hands with on a Sunday morning
  3. As a side note: Men also get to show off in front of their significant other
It's so cool.

Ok I've been avoiding it, but the Marrieds lost...big time to the Singles. The Marrieds I saw afterwards at the Parents meeting couldn't even say what the score was. We had way more Marrieds there than singles, but as one married dude said, "they didn't get tired after 3 minutes of playing!"

Needless to say Soccer/Futbol is VERY popular even here on the Central Coast of California! We'll be doing this again...and we may let the ladies play...maybe.

Thanks AMac (Aaron MacFarland) for coordinating. Thanks Greg Squires for borrowing those sweet nets. I pray that God is glorified and Jesus would smile on the relationships that were started or strengthened!

BTW i just got word that the injury/ER streak continues...Nessie (Aaron Nesper) landed on his thumb in a valiant effort to get a much needed Marrieds goal. Well he's going to the ER tomorrow morning and thinks it's broken: 6 events 6 trips to the ER.

5 comments:

The Nuge said...

That was so awesome, thanks for fulfilling my need to play soccer. Now you don't have to hear me banter on and on at every marrieds vs. singles event to play soccer. You really should tell Stupar to stop talking trash at Church, it just fuels the fire, hence the 7-3 score, or was it 8-4, I'm not sure, we had so many points I lost count. :-)

CoachZ said...

Yo nuge, just a thought...

When we played MvS Ultimate Frisbee and there were 30 Singles vs. maybe 10 Marrieds I don't remember too many Singles going over to help the Marrieds out...

I do remember them rotating 10 fresh guys every 5-10 minutes or so. I wonder if we should have done the same thing for Soccer/Futbol this last Sunday?

Maybe some 5 on 5 and the Marrieds could have rotate 5 fresh guys in every few minutes? Instead I saw some of our best guys out with the Singles...

Again, just a thought...

The Nuge said...

Ha, touche'. To our account, we did only have the Marrieds over for the first part of the first "quarter." Most scoring was done in the three quarters and Wise and Dave from the Singles were the scorers in the first... debates can be made.

I wonder how many people would show for hockey?

CoachZ said...

You know I'm just messin' right?

It would be way cool if we could get even 3on3 with two goalies going! Alas I'm under Dr's orders to not jostle the back...

The Nuge said...

Of course, all in good fun, all in all, I enjoy the fellowship. guy time isn't guy time without giving each a hard time.

Until the next....