Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rainy Recovery Saturday

Saturday was another rainy day in Lyon. Between laundry, looking at a couple of videos that I checked out of the library, last minute game preparations and just plain being tired from the trip to Dijon on Friday, it quickly became a stay-at-home day for me.


On Sunday, the Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons (6-0) will leave their home by recliner bus at 9:30 a.m. for the long ride towards the Northeast to play the St-Cergues Bulldogs (5-1).

With only one game left on our regular season schedule after tomorrow, this game will decide the the champion of our league and seeding into the National Playoffs that start at the end of April.

The first game between the two clubs was back on February 17th in Bron where the Falcons prevailed 28-7.

On the plus side for this contest, we have had a very good week of practice.

The negatives are threefold.

The first issue is that teams in EuroBall tend to field smaller numbers anytime that they travel.

Second, we are playing at 2:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Finally, Europe switches to Daylight Savings Time late tonight.

All of these issues make me hold my breath to see who is on the bus at such a relatively early hour for us.

Here is a quick recap of our seasonal results/schedule:
Falcons 21 - @Lyon Gones 7
@Falcons 18 - Chambéry Aigles 0
@Falcons 28 - St-Cergues Bulldogs 7
@Falcons 35 - Lyon Gones 6
Falcons 47 - @Clermont-Ferrand Servals 0
Falcons 34 - @ Chambéry Aigles 13
March 31, Falcons @ St-Cergues Bulldogs (5-1)
April 14, Clermont-Ferrand Servals (1-5) @ Falcons 

Long Trip

We are heading to the Alps tomorrow.

The weather predictions are for a high temperature of 39ºF/4ºC with snow-showers. In other words . . .


As you can see on this map, St-Cergues, while in the Haute-Savoie region of France, is actually Northeast of Geneva, Switzerland. Lac Léman is known as Lake Geneva in English.

More Signs of Spring

I had to make an emergency trip into Lyon to buy printer ink as our cartridges ran dry and I had a lot of charts to print out for the Bulldogs game.

So much for a relaxing stay-at-home Saturday at The Villa.

No matter, because when it was all said and done, I realized that I only have . . .

More Days Until My Paris Weekend!!!

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