Comments: Games..

You Marines sure do play hard alright... I'm witness to the breakage and scars from both combat soccer and just plain ol volleyball. But somehow its all good in the end cuz as we all know... chicks dig scars ;o)

Posted by Princess Cat on April 27, 2005 11:00 AM

Play hard so you can fight hard - sounds like a plan. Assuming that you survive the play ;-)

Posted by Barb on April 27, 2005 11:02 AM

I went to try out for a local rugby team once. Everything was going well, right up until they decided to play Starting XV against a mix up of the other XV.

I was heavier then and was playing inside centre, the ball flew into my hands and I did what every good center did - ran, ran like hell. The starting XV inside center tracked me, got his shoulders nice and low and tackled me round the legs.

I did what I was taught to do as a wide receiver at uni, keep the legs pumping and don't stop unless someone tells you (run Forrest!), so that's what I did. He did what he had been taught to do, hold on, so that's what he did.

I ripped his arm clean out the socket.

I didn't go back to that club...

Posted by Tilesey on April 27, 2005 11:06 AM

"how in the HELL can anyone get hurt playing duck-duck-goose?!?"

As a former camp counsellor and veteran of MANY games of duck-duck-goose, I found that line hilarious :-)

Anyway, I love the point you make at the end.

Posted by Harvey on April 27, 2005 11:45 AM

I have not thought about that game in years! Yes, it has maximum hurting potential.

Posted by justrose on April 27, 2005 12:13 PM

the CO of MATSG-21 has banned us from playing anything that starts with combat...and i noticed that just about everytime go do pt someone ends up going to medical...

Posted by oakleytexas on April 27, 2005 12:42 PM

nuther fine piece of ritin, sir. i lack yer ritin when ye make us see n feel thangs ye went thru, when ye let yer wit shine thru the tale itself. ye gut real talent, sir.

Posted by buddy don on April 28, 2005 06:17 AM

"how in the HELL can anyone get hurt playing duck-duck-goose?!?"

Cause it's a game meant to be played by 2 foot tall kids - not 6 foot tall men. Just a thought. However that was freakin' hilarious!!!

Posted by Teresa on April 28, 2005 11:45 AM