Saturday, January 06, 2007

Who Says You Can't Go Home Again??

Well, the journey continues. I'm about to make a commitment to a fourth team in my seven year career. I started out playing ball in 2000 with the Badger State Vikings ( now called the Kenosha Vikings, I think ), and after one season, I left them to help start the Milwaukee Travelling Circus. At the outset, of course, we didn't think it would be such a circus.

( on an unrelated note, Lids tells me today that they have ousted from the Circus the man that is responsible for the phrase "Know What I Mean?", and that they've demoted the Bitch Slappin' Coordinator. More posts on this once I have some details. )

I was with the Circus for four and a half seasons, before joining the Muskego team in the IFL. I was with them for the last two seasons. Although, it was almost like my time with the Muskego team was really with two different teams. In 2005, everything went very well. So well, in fact, that Willy even came on board. 2006 saw a much different team, attitude, and level of play on the field, and about the only similarity to the prior year was the uniforms.

So due to a situation that doesn't need re-hashing, I now find myself about to join another team. Part of me is really excited for a new opportunity... but it would have been nice to find a home by now. I'm being actively recruited by this team, and everything I've been told has been promising so far. But three other teams have taught me that honeymoons are short in football. I can't fully believe everything they are telling me now - which isn't fair to them, but I'm getting pretty tired of false promises at this level, or even worse, just telling me what I want to hear.

But maybe this time it can be different. It better be, or it's the end of the road. The positives I have going into this year are that they've said they're not happy with the previous QB play... current players have told me that the staff is pretty good about playing the better player, regardless to how long someone has been on the team... and then there's the playbook. I already know it. That's going to make mini-camps and preseason A LOT easier. And that's what the title is about... going back to an offense I know... NOT going back to the Circus.

So I'm looking at an 'and one' situation. If it works out, I'll be back for a 2008 season. If not, maybe there will be another picture like above. ( props to Fuzz for snapping that picture btw, but he needed help from the love of my life to notice that it was a good picture opportunity ) Patrick is on me to continue playing baseball, but it's too time consuming to do both. The sad part about it all, is that I'm a better baseball player than I am quarterback. But I have more fun playing football. Baseball is easier for me, but there's something about the six seconds... the three right before the snap, and the three after. That's another post sometime too.

And yes, I know it's only January, and I'm getting excited for the upcoming football season. Why can't I have a normal hobby, like Nort and his AJ Hawk fetish, or Will and his midget porn?


At 4:54 PM, Blogger Nort said...

Ah jeez... not this sh*t again!!

That is a pretty nice pic tho.

At 6:10 PM, Blogger ptg said...

I agree with Nort on both counts.

But do spill any info you have on the Circus, because that shit never fails to make me laugh!

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Will said...

Because you're not as smart or as good looking as either myself or not.

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Matt you are right about the circus. Got some women on the board now and trying to right the ship or completely sink it because the rats are all jumping.

At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Momwoman said...

What Nort said......
Love, Momwoman

At 11:43 AM, Blogger clids32 said...

Matty, you do what you need to do. I've always had your back and if you still can play the game without injury, find a way to keep doin' what you love. Most people your age would love to give it a shot, but their bodies won't allow them. Prove it to yourself and those doubters that Kuflax is still the real deal.


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