Well, the first of two Mischief 2007 tryouts happened today. I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed in the turnout. You'd think the National Champions would have tons of people trying out for the team. We had maybe 20 tryouts today. Sure, we're in the South Bay, but come on, Brass Monkey had 50 tryouts last year and had to close tryouts after one, given the number of interested people they had on the first one.
How is it that Mischief goes all the way to the top and still doesn't receive any respect? Sometimes I really hate this sport.
I played okay when I played. I didn't participate in all of the skills and drills sections. In particular, I skipped the huck drill, as it seemed too much long distance sprinting for my hamstring to take. I have an appointment on Monday to see what's up with my hamstring, why hasn't it been healing very well over the last two months. I really don't want last year to be my career ending year: I'd like to actually play in my last year.
On the sideline, I talked to Kyle, who also was sitting out some drills. I commented that I hadn't played a full Sectionals since 2001, since playing with Rippit.
In 2002, I pulled a hamstring on the first step of the first game of the second day and was out the rest of the tournament.
In 2003, I rolled ankle in our Donner Party game, which I think was on our first day of play.
In 2004, I was out for four broken ribs from my Ben squishing.
In 2005, I played some, but not fully, as a hamstring injury impaired my playing significantly. Playing on Vicodin is worse that not playing, in retrospect.
Last year, I rolled ankle at Labor Day.
I'd like to play at Sectionals this year. We'll see how this season goes.