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Discussion: Classic Spring Training Challenge

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Dec. 8, 2008
Elmo
Men's 50
69 posts
Classic Spring Training Challenge
Seems the senior players From the other 49 states are going to play the seniors from Florida in a touch football game at spring training in Jacksonville. Should be easy seeing as how they know very little about football in the sunshine state. All seniors going to training and are interested in beating the brakes off this bunch are welcome.
Dec. 8, 2008
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Elmo
count RT and myself in on this game, a good change of pace. Are you sure Audie and Curt can find football players in Fla.
Don
Dec. 8, 2008
misty23
Women's 40
12 posts
Elmo: This Spring Training for the guys only? Is there a website I can review? Thanks.................
Dec. 8, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
It's for guys and gals. There are a few gals there. Try

www.classicspringtraining.com
Dec. 9, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
where can one of us texans get in on this game,:):) even tho i'm a joe pa fan.
Dec. 9, 2008
misty23
Women's 40
12 posts
Thanks 4X4. I checked the website and it looks like a great time. Unfortunately for me that is our ladies weekend in Vegas and I can't pass that up. So, maybe next year since I see this is an annual event.
Dec. 9, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
This is going to be like taking candy from a sleeping baby! Football!, we're talking football. This isn't a game, it's football. Lets see, how many years has it been since Georgia beat Florida? Somebody hand me a calculator!

This should be a blast as the Florida seniors pound the rest of the country into submission.......again! Bring it on girls!
Dec. 9, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Yeah - - - - - - Maybe you Florida guys CAN catch a larger ball...........
Dec. 9, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Pete, I hear the Georgia boys are looking for a fast tight end. I think you are the guy. Maybe after the slaughter we can make it back to my house for some BBQ! Yahoooooo, the south will rise again!
Dec. 10, 2008
Elmo
Men's 50
69 posts
Audie, If your old worn out, has been football team beats us I will get up in front of the Banquet and say I am not as good as a Florida Gator! That said, I guess you took the bet on the case of beer? Course, that will only get our U.S. team started. Mcmahan can drink that many by himself! Looking forward to beating your team into a coma. Oh, Dandy Don is quarterbacking for us. Better get some speed because all those pitchers and catchers you call a softball team ain't gonna make it!
Dec. 10, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Dude, it is true that the first string on the softball team averages 6'3" and 258 pounds. But, our second team that you haven't seen is known around here as the midget mafia and averages abut 5'6" and 145 pounds. That being said, the BBQ will be on me and the case of beer and the egg will be on you! ;)
Dec. 10, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
ok audie don't let your GATOR mouth overload your hummingbird arse. LOL
Dec. 10, 2008
Elmo
Men's 50
69 posts
Audie, why don't you recruit some of the Jacksonville jaguars. They'll fit right in on your team. The way they play we want even check to see if they're over 50. The only way the beer will be on me is if you spill one when your opening them for us.
Dec. 11, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
yeah go get del rio (:0) he might help ya as he is doing nothing for that team he is coaching.:):)
Dec. 11, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Elmo and Mad Dog, two things you need to consider. First, none of the Jags are good enough to make my team and second, why would we bring in Del Rio who is a California guy so obviously he has no abilites or football understanding.

Nah, I'll stick with my geezers. By the way, do either of you girls want to play in the prison game if we can pull it off?
Dec. 11, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Audie - any chance we can get Gary D to join in. He really got it going last time around.
Dec. 12, 2008
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Gary is definitely an original. Lets see, after we get through security and a pat down he whips out a cigar and lighter he concealed in his shirt sleeve. Then they ask us to stay together on the field for security reasons and I lose Gary. I spot him a quarter mile away talking to a group of black inmates and walk over and Gary's got a hundred dollar bet on the game and that he will hit more home runs then their entire team!

So i tell him you can't do these things and he says, sure i can, I was in here with some of these guys dads and relatives. It's all good. I finally get him back to the group and then he starts challenging several of the inmates to bets on who can hit the furthest, etc. and pretty soon we have 1,100 prisoners against us and wanting the locals to kick our butts.

Friction is building and we are totally surrounded so I ask the one guard. Do you have a gun. Nope, but I have a radio. Great, and how long will it take for backup to get here. About 5 minutes. Gee, thats re-assuring. However, once the game begins tempers settle and we proceed to pound them into submission.

The opposing players were very respectfully and appreciative of us being there. Now, the other 1,100 didn't seem to like us but all knew Gary by the time we left. Bottom line is we had a great time and it certainly makes you appreciate freedom!
Dec. 12, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
not sure if we should now that u relate the gary story.i play with steve butler over every now and again when he goes.do you still have my info from 2 yrs ago.would this interfere with your butt whupping in the football game.we need to take a closer look at this motive elmo.
Dec. 12, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Yeah - I remember when Gary made a point of showing us to defeat the metal detector - then did it.

He had no qualms about giving those guys some trash talking. It was fun aiming for the concession stand/shack behind the 2nd fence.

I think you hit one to their 3rd baseman that he knew was a mistake to catch as soon as it hit his glove. They had youth and their shortstop looked all world but we trounced them 22-7? Something like that.

Then Gary broke out the white lightning in the parking lot.

It was quite a day.
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