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 is...you 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!