Bloodlust.......

This article unfortunately never was published in the Galveston Wizard. Look for the first volume since the storm to come out soon!!! http://www.galvestonwizard.com/


BLOODLUST..........
I had been on fantasy island for a few days by now and had been furiously working on getting my press credentials for the arena football game. I love that! Press Credentials. Who would of thought that I would ever have a press pass! Of course with power comes temptation, and potential abuse of that power. Do I have a responsibility not to do that? Of course not! Let the good times roll....
I had never been to a arena football game and had no idea what to expect. I expected a stadium with bleachers surrounding the field and cheerleaders. What I found exceded every expectation.......

The Galveston Thunderstorm is a new team and sadly they had a rocky start to their season. The first owners ended up jumping ship, leaving these guys high and dry. Thank the lord for Cleveland Lane, he came to the boys rescue, and bought the team, just before they would have been lost forever. From what Alan said, (quarterback and kicker) Cleveland never thought he would own a football team, but he heard the boys were in trouble and picked up the reins. When Cleveland took over, the players didn't even have any equipment, and a lot of them had to use their own pads. WTF? Even the astroturf had been ordered in the wrong size and had to be pieced together with duct tape! I was scared for the players because you could see the sides sliding around and I could imagine countless injuries stemming from the wandering astroturf.


I have to thank Abe (manager at Captain Jack's) because we wouldn't have known about the game if it wasn't for him. Omar, one of the players, also works with Abe at Captain Jack's and said he could get us tickets.

I called Cleveland and asked if I could go into the locker room to interview a few of the guys. Oh yes I did!!! What I really wanted to do was see how much clout I had working for the paper, and truthfully I had no idea what to ask. One of my first ideas was to ask them what they thought about abstinance before a big game. Oh yes, I really did want to ask that , but I also knew I wouldn't be able to ask that of total (hot, naked) strangers without laughing my ass off. Of course, if they were fully clothed...... that would be a different story! Too funny!!! Brandi and I were excited because Cleveland told me he would escort us into (and out of) the locker room! I guess he wanted to make sure we escaped with our virtue intact! He didn't need to worry. Hellllooo!


I was very nervous because I didn't think I'd be able to squeak out a single word. Especially if they were only wearing towels or less!!! Just thinking about it made me shake. I'm not sure if that was from anticipation of being embarrassed and not being able to put a coherent sentence together or finding myself babbling like an idiot (which has been known to happen on occasion) in the company of all those extremely "well built" men. It turned out that the trip to the locker room was totally unnecessary........
I have to tell you I LOVE ARENA FOOTBALL!!! Football is usually not one of my favorite sports, I'm more of a hockey or boxing kind of girl. I loved Arena football because it is fast paced (the field is only 50 ft long) and you stand right on the sidelines. Right on the sidelines! If you don't pay attention to what is going on, you-will-get-mowed-into. On all four sides the field is contained by what I call "terrorist barricades". These barricades are made of plastic and have moveable joints so that when the players ram into them, they give alittle. They DO move quite a lot and I saved us from certain death a few times. We almost got our butt's killed, It was so exciting we were definitely raring to go that night!

To be continued...............

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