Do you think it is just a coincidence they used this tactic within a week of when we discussed it here?
I don't think so. I don't believe in coincidence. I think someone from the Pack has found our blog and is stealing our ideas.
There was a great turnout. So many candidates and returning veterans that the exercise lasted nearly two hours longer than scheduled. I was there with my camera and I'll be posting photos in this blog and also on my photosharing website: dstostad.smugmug.com.
Today I'll just post some highlight photos and comments. Mostly for fun. Okay, all for fun. That's why I'm doing this blog - it is fun!
|Tiffany James taking off in her special socks. Smiling to show|
this is just plain fun.
I love Tiffany because of her smile, even when she's doing drills for the tryouts. I love her aggressive style of play - she earned the nickname, "Crash" as in crash test dummy because she kept crashing into big running backs. And I love her because of her socks - which have given me lots of material for my blog.
Welcome back Tiffany, I've missed you.
The tryout process is more than just an aptitude test to see if you have what it takes to play football. It is also an opportunity for coaches to get an idea of who you are and what you can do that might affect how you get placed on the team. There are lots of drills and exercises. Jumping was obviously fun - look at that big smile on Tiffany. Well, not everyone had as much fun as Tiffany. Still, judging by the spirit of the candidates, all the drills and tests were just plain fun.
|Come on, just one more. And one more after that...|
Some of the candidates found the situps to be a bit of a chore. Not the first situp. Or even the sixth or seventh. But when you get to forty or so situps in an couple of minutes, you begin to "feel" it.
And I'll bet some abs were sore on Sunday.
|Oh, it wasn't that bad. Was it? Well, situps after running |
and chasing footballs and stuff... wear's a person out.
|Two Outlaw wannabes having fun. Lily in the forground recording their fun for posterity.|
|Got it! Coach, I want to be a receiver.|
|You can see the size and attire advantage goes to Maile. Also|
the inertia - she was running and Lily standing still. Now if
Lily were in football gear, the result would be different. Maybe.
|Same photo but zooming in so you can see the intensity in the facial expressions.|