Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday Sports Day & Movie Night

First, Benjamin's soccer. He had his first game and they won. Not sure what the score was but Benjamin had a goal and an assist and while he loves to score, he was also aware that his team needed defense so he often stayed in the back and when the other team was attacking, Benjamin made sure to defend. He's got the mind of a midfielder and is having a good time so far this Fall season.

Pregame instruction and drills

Game time!

Benjamin scores his first goal! Some of the kids were trying to figure out what to do during throw in's and corner kicks when the ball goes out of bounds. This was the case here. Benjamin saw the opportunity and took advantage. It's all for fun but it was cool seeing him score.

My star midfielder!

After his soccer session ended, Benjamin and Mommy spent the day together while I drove over to College Park MD for the Maryland-Florida International football game starting at noon. Maryland won 42-28. Here are a couple shots I took. More can be found on my Terps Football Blog, Section 19.

Terps Defense

Tony Logan returns this punt for a TD

QB Danny O'Brien back to pass

QB Danny O'Brien hands off to RB Davin Meggett

After dinner, Weena and I went to see this:

It's a sequel to the 1987 movie Wall Street. I won't spoil this for those who haven't seen it as it just opened up this weekend. It's about an ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (played by Shia LaBeouf) ahd he discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he works with with former Wall Street icon Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas), who was released from prison after serving time for securities fraud and insider trading.

Three and a half stars out of four. Good movie, we both really liked it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Maryland Football Blog

My Maryland Football Blog I created has a new address and a new look. It's now called Section 19, which has been my section since I became a season ticket holder. Pictures of the Maryland-Morgan State game are there. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall 2010 SYSA Little Stars

Benjamin had his first session with the SYSA Little Stars. We had been in a Spring league and we'll probably continue that next year but we wanted to give him some more soccer exposure. Today Benjamin got introduced to his team, worked on some basic soccer drills and then participated in a scrimmage.

He takes instruction well, knows the game and one moment I saw him explaining to a teammate the completion of a drill they were working on. Proud moment there.

His team has two coaches and a lot of support on the sidelines. I'm happy we signed him up with this league as it keeps him running and active through early November.

Oh yeah, the name of his team: The Bat Monsters. Combination of Batman and Monsters.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Redskins vs Dallas: Videos Galore

Got these from You Tube.
Redskins vs Dallas
Sunday September 12 8:00 PM
Fed Ex Field
Go 'Skins!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Old School Pictures

I was in the Class of 1980 at Walt Whitman High School. We had our 30th reunion at the end of July. One of my friends had these elementary school pictures at the reunion and I was able to get a copy of them recently sent to me. I lost my originals and these are great replacements. Click for a larger image.

I am the first person in the second row, left to right

I'm in the yellow shirt, seated in the second row, left to right

Thanks to Billy C. for the trip down memory lane. Yes, Weena and Benjamin had a nice laugh.