Thursday, March 27, 2008

Newest Elephant

DANIELA PREGNANCY UPDATE:  Davide drove her to the hospital at 4:00 a.m. where they spent about 10 hours before being sent home with the traditional first baby false labor phase of the pregnancy.  Any moment now...

NEW ELEPHANTS LINEMAN: The IFL made a slight rules change a few weeks ago that allowed each team to add one more non-Italian player to their roster.  This player could not be an American or a Canadian, i.e.,  he must have a valid European passport.  After a long search Davide Giuliano, the Elephants' Head Coach and General Manager, signed a lineman from Frankfurt, Germany with several years of experience named Franky Basting.

He arrived last night and is a big, rugged and good natured guy off the field.  I think he will be a big help to the team.

Franky Basting in the now traditional
Catania Airport arrival picture

The "Dueling Lemon"
Mascot of the 2008 World Fencing Championships

From April the 5th to the 14th, Acireale, about 5 minutes north of Malibu, will host the World Fencing Championships.  The "Dueling Lemon" mascot, currently seen at the Catania Airport, strikes fear into the hearts of any surviving French Musketeers don't you think?  We, of course, plan on buying tickets.  Who doesn't love a good sword fight!


DPLassen said...

The Elephant logo may be good, but it can't hold a candle to the Dueling Lemon!

George said...