October 2004 Goose Droppings
The Grand Soiree Gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to pay a little homage to the better half, you know, the one who lets you out to indulge yourself in your favourite pastime which we all know is rugby, we admit no other. We most fervently urge you to make the effort to come out to Ladies Appreciation Night in your No. 1’s. $40 per couple, 2 bottles of wine on the table, drinks are 7 for $20, cocktails at 6:00, dinner at 7:30, ah, but you know the drill. We feel we’re going to have a pleasant surprise for dinner and oh yeah, don’t forget your dancing shoes. (See Photo Album for details)
Artful Dodgers You lot that have not paid your dues ($125) or otherwise made arrangements with Terrible Turk better have the cash in your wallet or a cheque if you expect to play in any future games. Ante up!
Whispers of the Christmas Pantomime are being heard in the halls. The quiet word for the working title is, “George Bush goes to Tiny Town” but this may change between now and then and the “then” is Dec. 17, a Friday evening, at the Deep Cove Theater. More information as it becomes available. You keep yourself and the kids available.
BCRU The Rugby Union is having a lottery. The Grand Prize is a 2004 Harley-Davidson “Softtail” motorcycle (value $25,000). Tickets are $10 each. Books of 5 tickets are available for sale and the price is split 50-50 between the Union and the Club. See Murk, Pee Wee, Ian Gray or Turk for your books and get selling!
Edmonton Masters Games – Rugby They are going off in early July 2005. There has been a further modification of the age groupings. The groups now are 35-50, 51-59 and 60+. If interested, see George Cook or Dave Milne for more information.
BLRC-Burnaby Meeting Ken Turner reports a congenial meeting between Burnaby and the Burnaby Lake Rugby Committee. A 3rd rugby pitch has been confirmed and the grass will be kept long, however a request from the Committee that we be allowed to fence one field for revenue collecting purposes was turned down.BACK TO TOP
East Side Gentlemen October 17 3-1 for the Twits, Garry Henry, Gord “Zoom-Zoom” Sanderson and Chuck Jung rounded out the scoring for the Blues Bros. Scottie Dowle got out from under the black cloud that follows the SOB’s around and got a few licks in, popping Truck and Kevin Valancius back on their pratts. It was a game of squandered opportunities (I love that word, “squandered”). Wade thought Frodo would drop pass, did not score. Roger did not score but caught pass. Frodo did not score. Hulk did not score and Truck did not score…Oh well. Harry Satini, Tim Tukutau, Rob Rumley, James Copeland, Lonnie Fribance and Steve Wiles lent their considerable talents to the Gentlemen and Steve managed to keep Pee Wee in check though at some cost to his nose and a bone in his wrist. New find, Randy “Gomez” Sundher got flying around pretty good. Gomez is another one of these altitudinally challenged backs (a couple of angstroms taller than Frodo) and he got channeled into a group of chasers and I thought I heard a paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm where it goes, “Yea tho’ I run through the valley of the shadow of the big dogs…I run out of options.” and instead of, “What would Jesus do?”, one heard, “What would Don Jenner do?”. Of course then it was an over-the-shoulder there’s gotta be some support back there somewhere pass. So yea, I think Gomez‘ll fit right into the Twilighter scheme of things.
Post Game Mr. Cranston apologized for the slim lineup and thanked those guys who served with them and he also related a story about why Frank Monahan (Shoeless Joe Jackson) couldn’t make the game. It seems he was at home “stuffing a turkey” Eww, thanks Cranny. More information than we really wanted.
Round Robin Oct 24 What a turnaround from a couple of weeks previously. Twits go down to Legends, 2-1. Garry, Pee Wee and Gord could not get into the zone much less “the House”. New center, Frank Furesz scoring the lone try for the Twits. Oliver Barney had a burner on the wing making a beautiful catch. Second game against Nanaimo wasn’t much better but Ian Trevor scored to salvage a tie…1 all.
Post Game To illuminate what kind of day it was, Jennifer’s vehicle gets towed. $86 fine and tow. “Never would have happened in Mission!”, DJ roars. Collection to help pay fine raises a $1.86.
“Practice” Oct. 27 Seen on the all-weather practice “beach”. Mark “The Truck” Grigg chasing Mumoi with a rooster tail of 80 grit flying up behind. Good pursuit, Mark, good pursuit.BACK TO TOP
Valley Vintage, October 31 Scoreless first half. Roger Ruddy had a good game …for him. Ken Peace got a gash upside his nose and after Dennis Rushton got finished fixing it Peace looked like a contestant off Extreme Makeover or Nip and Tuck. Frank Furesz collected a bonk on the snotlocker and streamed some crimson. Harry Satini had a good game…for him. Baron as jumper – Threat or Menace? Milne says Steve is the onliest guy jumping who goes lower when hoisted than when jumping alone. It was a Lady Byng kind of day. Paul Cumming got boosted into touch way after he got rid of the ball. Fullerton tried to claim Hulk kicked the perpetrator but then Gary has been known to exaggerate for dramatic effect. Bruce Grist was also seen trying to dust some crumbs off some young prop’s lapels. Vintage’s Andy Iwasik scored and late in the game Frodo hoisted the Twit’s chestnuts out of the fire once again on a fine action from the 40 yd line, just eluding a Vintage attempt to shove him into touch at the 10. 1-1 final.
Post Game Burgers and brews and G. Henry modeling his Hansen Bros. “Slap Shot” hockey costume for Hallowe’en night. Where are the Fashion Police when you really need them?BACK TO TOP
Remember Adams and Wiles Junior Rugby, Wrestling and Football fundraiser/bunfight on Grey Cup Nov. 21 at the Clubhouse. $100/ticket! $2000/prizes! Hors d’oeuvres, salmon and steak! If you want a tax receipt, pay by cheque to CAWA.
Fin and for people in the market for a new car remember Subaru spelled backwards is “ur a bus”.
TTFN Snoop Dougg