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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I survive!!!


It has been just over two months since my neck injury in Dallas during a rugby match. I have missed every practice except three, sat on my ass for most the two months and it showed. I played Saturday. I didn't play well, mind you; but I played. My coach penciled me in at fullback and I got to cover the deep and the wide ball. There is nothing like eighty minutes of rugby to let you know how old, fat, and out of shape you are! For comparison, the guy across the midfield line from me (the Dallas Reds' fullback) was about twenty five years old, in shape, and had his 'do dyed PINK with this cute little blue stripe from the nape on the left side all the way round to the temple. Let me tell you though! He ran. He ran. He ran, and while I was sucking wind with both hands on my knees from inertia kicking my ass all over the field, he ran some more. The Reds' threw this guy at us repeatedly. He was running blind side, he was running crashes, he was running loops around the outside center to give the wing an overload......when he felt like passing the ball. Mostly he kept it and did this nice power step cut to the back shoulder and went right by whoever was standing there to tackle him. But I played the whole game. I did not re injure my neck. And I had plenty of collisions and tackles to have enough of a chance to hurt it again. So although I think I will be alright and intend to start practicing a lot harder now; I still will be careful with my neck. For that which does not kill me, makes me stronger....but I still don't want a screwed up neck!




Ruck on brothers!

9 comments:

Diane said...

Glad your neck's better! I'm sure you'll be feeling all young and in-shape soon. Well... soon-ish ;)

angie said...

Good luck......I think?

Stu Pidasso said...

I don't know about the young part, but I am working on the in shape thing!

Thanks, Angie. I hope I don't need it, but I'll take it!

Drama Mama said...

STEWEY! Sooo glad you are feeling better!! Get out there...and kick some buttt!!!

Drama Mama said...

Is that you...in that picture??

Drama Mama said...

I am getting you back for last weeks comment attack on my blog! hahahahha!!!!! Just Kiddin...you can leave as many comments as you want!

Drama Mama said...

A man had a ticket for the Rugby World Cup Final but was seated in the upper, nosebleed seats. As the match begins, he notices an empty seat down near the pitch on the midfield line. Taking a chance, he makes his way down to the empty seat and asks the man next to it if anyone is sitting there.
"No", says the seated man," That seat is empty."
"This is incredible," says the other man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the World Cup Final, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?"
The seated man says "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Rugby Final we haven't been to together since we got married in 1987".
"Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else - a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?".
The seated man shakes his head. "No. They're all at the funeral."

Stu Pidasso said...

That is NOT me. I have a neck and do not make the money he does for getting myself beat up. And I liked the joke......but not even I am that low. And you can "attack" my comments section anytime!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Wow! Hope you are on the mend. Rugby is the natural enemy of necks.