Saturday Rugby

MS should know how much CH & I love him:  we braved the cold weather Saturday morning to watch his last Fall Rugby Game.  After his game, we told him that we weren't staying, and he said something along the lines of, "Well, yeah, it's really cold out here."  The boy's a genius, I'm telling you. 
They didn't play on the same field where they usually play; the games on Saturday were sponsored by the rugby team in the big city.  Only the game wasn't played in the big city.  It was played out in the sticks, in the middle of nowhere.  Among the trees.  The name of the park:  Possum Park.  NO.LIE.  The Rugby Team's Name guessed it...the Possums.  The name fits perfectly for their field.  I thought about getting a picture of the sign as we were leaving, but didn't ask CH to stop.  I did, however, manage to get a picture of this:
 Definitely a unique hat. Yes, that is a possum on top of his head.  Don't worry, he's not that crazy or redneck; it's not his pet, it's a stuffed animal.   Here are a couple of pictures of the game, so you can get an idea of the surroundings:

A field in the middle of the woods.  And you thought I was joking.
And, just to show you how classy of an establishment it is, check out this picture:

The final score was 54-0.  MS made 2 scores.  One of the opponents got a yellow card.  There was some cussing involved.  
Spring season starts February 5th in Tuscaloosa.  Apparently that's the real season.  I'm still learning; by this time next year I should be a pro at being a rugby mom!

**Sidenote:  For those of you missing the Random Dozen, go visit Joyce at From This Side of the Pond.  She's starting a new random; questions should be up Tuesday night (if I understood correctly). YAY, JOYCE!


  1. Looks cold! Yay for you to go and cheer. The yellow card comment reminded me of the time my son got one (which really surprised his coach and us). His offense: barking at the goalie! Crazy kid.

    Thanks for the heads up about Random Dozen!

  2. Love the name! Love the hat! (we have a Possum Lake in TX).

  3. sounds like a fun time was had by all...except of course the losers. I have never seen Rugby played. I think I would like to.

  4. does look like you were in the sticks, Mary! that is one rough game, hm? I don't get why they huddle togethe and do all of this pushing and shoving and kind of jumping and making noises before they go for the next play? And I probably never will....LOL Guys and their sports....go figure. :-) But I do really admire you and your husband's dedication to watching your sons play.

  5. Thanks for the link!

    Daughter1's bf plays rugby...they are playing now I know. It's an exciting sport to watch.

  6. congrats to the team for their win!! impressive one too! I can imagine it would be cold out there and they play in shorts! brrr! of course they are moving around the field but not all the time. Season starts early, I guess by then it is somewhat reasonable weather?

    what a cute hat!


  7. You weren't kidding! The stpry is hilarious, though!

    I like your Monday meet and I will answer your questions.

    1. What is your favorite kind of pie?
    Fudge, with a dollop of whipped cream on top. YUM!

    2. Have you ever ran out of gas in the car you were driving?
    Not when I was driving, but I was the passenger once when Fred ran out. I had TOLD him we needed to stop at the last exit. Stupid men.

    3. How many languages do you speak?
    Let's see...I can say about 50 words in Spanish; I can say three complete phrases in Russian; various words in French, German, and Italian. I understad Cajun rather well, but really don't speak it, understand Redneck VERY well, but refuse to speak it, ditto with "street."
    That English.

    4. Do you take daily vitamins?

    5. What is your worst eating habit?
    Finishing everything on my plate, which usually includes fried and creamy foods.

    Nice to meet you!

  8. You all always seem to have THE BEST time!

    Wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award. Details are on my blog.

  9. I don't understand the wearing a possum on your head thing.

  10. I feel cold just looking at the pictures. Thanks for getting the picture of that hat, what a fan!
    Isn't it still too cold in February to start playing?


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