Good News: We all survived last week.
Bad News: Two of our players visited the hospital and/or doctor after last week’s game and were advised by their health professionals to not play this week.
Badder News: Two of the players that were actually GOING to play were still limping from last week.
Good News: We had just enough people to play. Five on the field and one in goal.
Bad News: None of us learned how to play goalie in the past week.
Good News: We started off strong.
Bad News: After two minutes one of our forwards pulled her quad muscles and could no longer move.
Good News: Because we had no subs our injured forward moved (very slowly) to the goalie position. Because that was the only position that didn’t require actual movement.
Bad News: We already had one of the limping girls playing goalie.
Badder News: It turns out the goalie position actually does require some movement.
Good News: Our goalie did make one stop.
Bad News: Our goalie making even one stop was such a big event that our ENTIRE team started clapping when she picked up the ball.
Good News: We have all known each other for over a decade.
Bad News: This kind of closeness leads to many encouraging comments like, “Dude, where are you GOING? The ball is over THERE!” and “You have GOT to be kidding me!” and “Oh CRAP…” (from our goalie, every time the other team touched the ball, no matter where they were on the field) and my favorite, “What’s WRONG with you?!!”
Good News: The other team scored 2 less goals on us than last week.
Bad News: That’s cause we forfeited after the first half.
Good News: We can’t really get any worse than this game.
Bad News: Technically we CAN get even older by next week though…