Pookie at the 50, the 40, the 30…he could…go…all…the…way!!!!
Number of Pax: 16
Pax Names: Panhandle, Garfield, Cricket, Pookie, Spock, Ann Arbor, Title Max, 8-bit, Chancellor, Wild Thing, Good Hands, Bo Peep, Fuzzy, Aqua Man, Ditka, Vespa
Warm-O-Rama: Mosey down to the field.
10 Weed Pickers
10 High Knees
10 Butt Kicks
The Thang: My twist on Football.
Split into two teams. Rules of the game: 5 sec count before rushing. 2 completed passes to get a first down. Any contact after catching the ball the ball was down at that spot. The receiver then becomes the QB. The defender who tags the receiver runs off the field to do SSH until the next completed pass. If ball is turned over on downs, the off field player becomes the QB. If the ball is intercepted, that player becomes QB and the passer of that intercepted ball runs to the sidelines to do SSH hops until next completed pass. The team who scores runs back to the opposite side of the field, while the score upon team does 3 Burpees (three more are added each time another score happens). Max-18 burpees, which did happen today.
Score finshed at 5-5 including the Soccer like stoppage time added at the end.
Good Hands survived a nasty head to mouth collision early on defense. Fuzzy is aptly called Fuzzy because his legs move so fast when he is running that they are blurry and fuzzy when you look at them. By the way, I had previously never been chased down by a white guy that was not a cop before. That is what happens when you try to live a peaceful life: you lose any speed you once had.
MVP for sure though was Pookie. He intercepted a tightly thrown spiral across middle in stride and was off to the races. Chancellor gave a valiant effort to catch him but Pookie was not to be denied. He even Deion Sanders like high stepped towards the end zone, followed by a full on Chad Ochocinco flip into the end zone (just kidding)
COT: Sometimes we don't share what we are dealing with our M's, or even those in our small groups at our places of worship. Either because of pride, embarrassment, fear, or timing. But these circles, early in the morning, with guys whose reals names, if we were asked, we couldn't guess half of them, are a place for acceptance, encouragement, trust, security, grace, and advice. Maybe that is the joy of sometimes not knowing our real names: the name Vespa doesn't mean squat to anyone outside of this group.
Naked Man Moleskin: I needed you guys today. Thanks for hearing my prayer request and encouraging me afterwards. We've got a mealtrain going. Here is the link if you feel lead: https://mealtrain.com/487k16