Wednesday, April 9, 2014


One of the fun things about our time coaching in Europe is the occasional hosting of old and new friends when they visit California.

The last two days were good ones as a former opponent and and also a teammate from Sicily, Arturo Sanchez, joined us with his wonderful girlfriend Yazmin.

Palermo Sharks vs. Catania Elephants

In our two games against the Sharks that year, Arturo passed for about 8,000 yards and 73 TDs in typical Italian Football League style. Somehow, we won both games that season by scores of 41-34 at home and 48-28 in Palermo, but I was still very impressed by the Arturo's poise, leadership and play.

In 2009, we got the the chance to hire Arturo to play for us in Catania at mid-season after an injury and "The Case of the Missing QB" as Dr. Watson would have named it, caused us to search for yet another QB, our fourth of the campaign, at mid-season.

Arturo answered the call, left his job in Mexico City and then helped us finish a tough season on some high notes.

 Arturo and George

With the lovely Yazmin

It was great to visit with them. GOOD PEOPLE!!!

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