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Goal Post Vol. 3 #4

posted Apr 16, 2012, 9:42 PM by Peter Wallstrum

Goal Post

Vol. 3 #4, 2012

The Mother of All Coed Soccer Newsletters


Grounds for Committal

At around 5pm last Thursday, as 50mph winds scoured North Valleys and Reno High was shrouded in snow squalls, I questioned my sanity and wisdom to go ahead with the games. Those trying to put nets on the goals were certainly in no doubt of the answer to my question as were those cruising north on 395. As I write this, for many reasons, I continue to question my sanity and wisdom. But go ahead with the games we did. Enough brave souls laced and layered up to square up to the elements and force reluctant refs to blow their whistles.


Given the conditions and absentees, I suspect the first round of results are as an accurate forecaster of the season ahead as the local media are of upcoming precipitation events.


Gender Blending

It was evident that slightly chilly and windy conditions do lead to gender confusion. Never in my life did I ever think that I might mistake Tim “only one H” Erlach for a lady. But multiple layers, leggings and silly hats blended genders to the point where it was virtually impossible for referees to meaningfully apply “the rule.” So going forward the league’s dress-code sub-committee (say that a few times fast) has decided that in extreme atmospheric conditions one team in each game most go skins to assist the referees in applying “the rule.” A commemorative 3-sided coin will be minted for use at the toss – ball, ends and skins, which sounds a little like “head, shoulders, knees and toes.” On this topic I must give credit to the two “Bravehearts” on my team, Jim and Scott the Scot who stripped right down to their kilts to play. And as they say the answer to all your

kilt-related questions were literally “blowing in the wind.”


Coney Island

All things considered the turn out at Coney Island was very encouraging. However as a result of the closure of the 4th street off-ramp there are apparently a number players reported missing having failed to navigate their way through the super-imposed detours that have become such an integral part of the fabric of life in the Truckee Meadows.


For future reference the best way to reach the Shangri-la that is Coney Island is to continue on 80 east to Rock. Turn left on Rock, proceed to Victorian where you will once again turn left. Follow Victorian west until it essentially becomes 4th street and as it goes under the freeway the bright beacon that is Coney Island will miraculously appear amidst a million orange cones just to the right.


Pivoting Palermo

The results of the first week of games are shown below; the standings etc. are shown on the other attachment. But the highlight of this first week has to be Maurice Palermo’s wonder strike at Reno High. I was not there myself, but eye-witnesses swear that the always nimble Palermo went airborne about 35yards from goal and after performing a triple axel even Brian Boitano would be proud of ripped a full volley inverted bicycle kick into the upper-V that left onlookers dumbstruck and those at North Valley in disbelief.


Results April 12th

OBG 2 v 2 Chaingang

Wright Stuff 1 v 6 Blue Mooners

Bhoys & Ghirls 5 v 0 Team 6 Pack

Pink Panthers 3 v 2 Lift ‘n Pints


Schedule April 19th

OBG v Wright Stuff                          Reno

Chaingang v Blue Mooners               NV 2

Bhoys & Ghirls v Lift ‘n Pints                   NV 1

Team 6 Pack v Red Canes                NV 3

Pink Panthers = bye




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·         2 light colored wood barstool chairs w/back

·         Computer (old but fully functional with MS applications) and computer table (FREE)