Last year we won our first game and lost our remaining 8 (or 9, but who’s counting?).
This year we’ve started off 0-3. We got blown out week one, last week we lost by a couple of scores, but then last night we were competitive. We lost 14-6 after trailing 14-0 and then just missing on a fourth down conversion with 10 seconds left in the game after driving 2/3rds of the field. It was a heart breaker, but we were all happy that we’re starting to come around.
There is a good reason we get beaten up on a lot. Most of the teams that play in these leagues are made up of young guys trying to recapture a little bit of glory or some other nonsense. Our team is made up of mostly a bunch of older guys who need some exercise and a reason to get together to drink beer. The average age of our team is probably somewhere around 35-36 (last year we had a 50 year-old). The average age of the rest of the teams is probably around 25-26.
But we’re not complaining. We enjoy the company and the beer. It doesn’t bother us that there is a football game going on at the same time.