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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Hurricane Bowl 2008...

Dryver and his football team had a scrimmage a few weeks ago on a Saturday morning. It just happened to be the same morning that Hurricane Hannah was hitting the DC area. The storm was scheduled to hit our area from 9am through 4pm with 100MPH winds and rain/hail.

We showed up at the practice field around 7:30am, per the direction of Coach Noah. It was drizzling a little and you would never know within a few hours there would be trees blown from side to side.

By the time we got to the scrimmage field, we were in an official tropical storm. The kids seems to enjoy playing in this storm, though it was really high winds and the rain was so bad that the coaches couldn't talk to the players as it was too loud.

Here is a photo of Coach Noah in the storm, he doesn't look too happy as I am sure he is soaked, and there were over 7 turnovers in the first 3 quarters.

The game was fun to watch, and there were plenty of crazy parents there standing in the rain with their rain coats. Everyone was soaked to the core though, and it was getting even worse.

The best was in the 4th quarter when a puddle of water actually started to form across the entire field, as it was artifical turf. It was almost like the kids were playing football in a big pond.

I saw the commissioner of the football league and asked him if there was any chance the game would be cancelled. He looked at me with a straight face and said 'this is football, we don't cancel because of some bad weather.' I guess there is no level of what bad weather really means, i.e. I would think there would be a bad weather level, i.e. if there is a tropical storm, no games.

Anyway, it was fun and the kids had a good time. I will never forget this game and I hope Dryver always remembers playing in this game. He really loves football and I am really really proud of him!

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