The game was hot, but chilly. Neck and neck. N’sNYC is low key good but only really showed it when they wanted to. Hoover made us game plan. Lu made us run. Luigi made us get low. Some baller low lady in a skidmore jersey slid spikes up like a baseball player from the 50s for ever low grab kept her teamnint he game. Don M emblem embarrassed me on the red line. Cotter old schooled our young college guy Dan on a deep shot (Dan got him back later tho) Alana was crushing it but humble as ever. Low #’s and not all strings attached , I don’t think we got their full POP.
Menudo on the other hand came in fulm force from far and wide. Im talking fellowship of the rings. South Bay. Pasadena, east side, west side, holiday innn. sFW. Marina del Lana del Reyes. Near and far wherever you are our disc shaped heart went on.
We played well, but N sync tools half 8-6 like Paul Mcarrtney’s band on a run.
Alas, Menudo was having too much fun to notice. College kids were having summer camp esq. reunions the old folks were reminiscing over ghosts of summer leagues past. It was a beautiful chaotic thing that all came together in a very sloppy (but beautiful) 8-3 run by menudo. Lots of late additions battled through traffic for each team to show up I. The 2nd half.
Super clean game maybe 0 foul calls? I called one on myself against Don to slow him down in the w red zone. Didn’t work he still burned me.
Menudo was def clicking. Eddie had big ups and smooth throws, Maggie was everywhere, everyplace, all at once. Box was chill as a Vermont winter (except when he wasn’t). I met a whole bunch of new young in/outta college players who just wow’d the hell out of everyone seeker, Meg, trix, snap, Jo, can all handle cut and play D, I’m truly in awe and don’t even know why I’m needed here. Jesse, pat ma’Holmes, mike, box and Ivan all got that easy East side connection going and even our new player Fos forced some turns and was seen rocking a lefty scooter!
What’s truly invigorating is our veteran ladies Drea and Nay holding down the fort on O and D Nays got the turf burn to prove it (courtesy of my garbage swing)
All and all I’m just really happy that summer league is back after a three fucking awful year hiatus. Win or loose I just hope everyone has a great time and treats each other with respect and appreciates this beautiful game in this beautiful city we live in.
If you’re reading this and looking at the blood red google maps, take it from me, just get in that sanguinary river if asphalt, go throw the plastic, and have a beer with some new friends.
You never know when it’s all gonna be stripped away from you for two- three horrible years.
Welcome back summer league.