Liverpool Football Club just went out in the Champions League Final to the terrifyingly good looking Spanish team Real Madrid. I can only chalk it up to one of two things: bad luck for Liverpool, or Real Madrid’s deal with the devil finally paying off. We lost Salah some thirty minutes into the game because Ramos took him out (my brother later texted me he … Continue reading Liverpool V Madrid (being a good loser)
Things I’ve actually said to children under the age of 12: “One rule guys, when we score, we lose our minds!!!!!” “YOU need to score a bicycle kick right now!” “I need 100 goals from you in the next shift” Things children have said to me: “What’s a bicycle kick?” “I’m cold and dizzy” “Who do you keep calling Marisa? I’M Marisa!” I feel that … Continue reading I’m that Maniac Coach
Rain soccer is amazing, snow soccer not so much… Arwen is playing for Croxford this year and I just dropped her off at practice. Wouldn’t you know but it started raining the moment we arrived? And it wasn’t the soft caress of BC rain, it was more like snow. I walked across the fields to where she was playing to meet her coaches and then … Continue reading Sportsmanlike Conduct
“My body doth protest too much, methinks”. (Shakespearean-ish quote). If I hate one people group it would be fit people. I don’t hate anybody, but if I did it would be them. I especially hate fit people who don’t try to pressure me to get fit because if I was them I would definitely be pointing out to everyone how fit I … Continue reading Exercise: The Noisy Killer
Things I’ve actually said to children under the age of 12: “One rule guys, when we score, we lose our minds!!!!!” “YOU need to score a bicycle kick right now!” “I need 100 goals from you in the next shift” Things children have said to me: “What’s a bicycle kick?” “I’m cold and dizzy” “Who do you keep calling Marissa? I’M Marissa!” I will defend … Continue reading I’m that Maniac Coach
Uruguay… doing whatever it takes to win games. Luis Suarez is one of the best strikers in world football and Liverpool Football Club has him. Some major players have recurring problems with injury, confidence, or just morality. The clubs signing these players realize the risk and have to factor it in to the “deal”. You can pay a lot of money for a player … Continue reading Luis Suarez – Biter Extraordinaire!
It all began when I was in Haiti… My wife and I had taken a group of high school students from our native Canada to Haiti to do some relief work in a place where friends of ours lived when I discovered “The Beautiful Game”. I was dressed in semi-formal clothes wearing semi-formal shoes (I had been working with some of the church leaders I … Continue reading My Love Affair with Liverpool Football Club