Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The cutthroat world of six-man football

I'm tellin' you, folks, you can't make this stuff up:
Looking back now, it should have been obvious that something was amiss about the adult football team that Texas Christian School fielded three weeks ago in Austin.

Not to mention the tattoos.

"Some of the guys had tattoos and full beards and looked like they were like 25," Not Your Ordinary School senior running back David Johnson said of his opponents that Oct. 28 afternoon. "At the time, we thought they were just sort of big.

"Now we see why they looked so old."

It turns out Johnson and his team unwittingly played a six-man team made up of college-age players, coached by Texas Christian's Herc Palmquist. The Texas Christian varsity team was told the game had been canceled and they had the night off.

Instead, Palmquist brought eight college-age players to play what he called a "pickup game," which NYOS won 28-18.

You've gotta love the coach from a Christian school who brings in 20-year-old ringers to beat up on teens. After all, Jesus loves winners and had $20 bucks riding on the outcome. Texas Christian School kicks ass!

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  1. Anonymous11:05 PM

    Texas Christian doesn't kick "A" -- I was there...the mighty Austin NYOS Jaguars were the only one's kicking any "A" that night!!

  2. That was actually a snide remark on my part. I must learn that irony doesn't carry well on the internet.