Friday, March 1, 2019

Another Day Teaching American Flag Football in a Local School

Friday, 1 March, 2019

With the start of our 2019 Varese Skorpions DII campaign looming on Sunday and seeing a great but definitely unseasonable Spring day outside, there was only one thing to do today . . .

. . . ENJOY American football
somehow, someway

Week #2 of the 2019 DII season
features 14 of the 19 teams in action

Four games on Saturday and three more, including our road game with theist Arsizio Blue Storms, on Sunday.

Many of the Skorpions, including yours truly, will be at Jungle Field in Varese on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. for the Monza Brianza Hammers (0-0) at the Varese Gorillas (0-0) game.

We will play both of these teams this season, so some scouting is required.

As for enjoying an American football experience, what better way than by teaching another two hour session of Introduction to American Flag Football with Skorpions DB Coach Dario D'Adelfio to one of our local schools.

This was our third consecutive Friday session with these kids who really seem to enjoy our game.

After about 45 minutes warming-up and going over pass routes in the palestra (gym), we headed out of doors to play a game on a rather small but usable field.

Opening Play

Two can play that game

It's a RUN! 


Up for grabs!

Dive Right but the classes teacher,
Luca, IS open deep

Long shadows at the end
of a great 6-6 tie game

A dozen happy American flag
football players and coaches

It was indeed a BEAUTIFUL day for American football!

Walking towards my C line bus stop,
I once again noted the statues atop
this interesting old town Varese edifice

I failed to mention that this morning I made my weekly trip to the local butcher shop to purchase all sorts of animal flesh to grill over the next week.

Giorgio Nardi had told me on the drive home from practice on Tuesday about a cut of meat that I simply had to buy the next time I shopped at our favorite butcher shop.

The cut is a breaded Milanese steak called L'orecchio di Elefante which translates to an Ear of an Elephant due to its shape.

Thank goodness that it was only
an ear of an Indian elephant 

An African elephant's much larger ear was just out of the question.

I cut off about a third of the ear and then grilled it in a pan with lots of butter.

That's healthy, right?

At any rate, it was OH, SO GOOD FOR ME and delicious to my cultured palate!

As for Saturday, it's an American football day once again with a Skorpion team BBQ at Skorpion Field for lunch followed by a full complement of flag football practices from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the field.

Then at 6:00 p.m., we'll be at Varese's Jungle Field to scout the Gorillas-Hammers game.

The 2019 DII season is finally HERE!

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