Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spagetti Bowl Sunday

What would Thanksgiving be without football? Thanksgiving weekend ends with an epic game of American Football.

The tradition is that the New Men play a game of flag football against the Old Men. The New Men haven't won in something like 12 years. The pressure was on us since we're the biggest New Men class since the 1960's. It was made known to us that many alumni were placing their hopes and aspirations in our chances to beat the Old Men.

The game started out good for us. The first half was an offensive battle. The Old Men came out of half-time ready to play and we simply weren't able to make key stops on the defense. It was a great game, but the Old Men were victorious once again.

Afterwards I felt exhausted. Not because of the game, but because the whole weekend was so intense. From Turkey Trot to Spaghetti Bowl with lots of eating inbetween, it was a busy weekend. As a whole it was a wonderful experience of brotherhood. As the psalmist puts it, "how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" (Ps 133:1)

Catholic New Service did a great article on the game.

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