Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pioggia, That's Italian for RAIN!

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019

Our original plan for this potential Wanderlust Wednesday was Laurie's first visit to Milano of 2019.

The weather forecast called for rain in Milano and Varese for that matter all day long.

We opted for Plan B which was stay at home to do some work, read, watch a little TV and do some grocery shopping at the Esselunga Supermarket.

The weather looks good for Friday and, if so, we will make the trip into Milano then.

News from the Federazioine Italiana di American Football, a.k.a., FIDAF.

The decision has been made

It is now official, the Hammers-Mastifs game that was postponed due to lightning strikes last Saturday night has officially been moved to Wednesday, 22 May.

Thus both squads face the grueling task of having to play three games in an eight day span.

We will take on the Mastifs on Saturday, 25 May at home in both clubs' final regular season game. This will be the last of the three games in the eight day span for the Mastifs.


Our Women's Flag Team
plays on Sunday

Here are the results from their last
tournament against the same opponents

It should be both fun and competitive.

On our round about drive to the Esselunga Supermarket, we ran into these two fellows guarding the front gate of someone's palatial estate. 


 We need to add something
like this to Casa Contreras
when we return to Camarillo

Podyum's most recent Top 25
was released yesterday

Four DI Italian teams cracked the list.

The 6-1 Milano Seamen are ranked #9 while the 6-0 Bolzano Giants check in at #10.

The 5-2 Parma Panthers hold on to the #24 spot while the 4-2 Firenze (Florence) Guelfi round out the rankings at #25.

On Saturday, the #9 ranked Milano Seamen will host the #2 ranked Swarco Raiders from Austria in a Central European Football League (CEFL) contest.

The CEFL is a separate tournament that brings together Europe's top teams for some intense competition.

This will be the Seamen's first CEFL game of 2019. The Raiders dismantled the #13 ranked Thonon Black Panthers from France in their first CEFL game a few weeks ago by a score of 41-7.

In the evening we settled in to
watch a Champions League semi-final
game between Holland's Ajax and
the UK's Tottenham

Ajax had won the first leg of the semi-finals on the road 1-0 and were up 2-0 tonight at halftime.

It was at this point that Laurie and I decided to go to bed as it would take a miracle for this game to get interesting again.

The Age of Miracles is definitely not over apparently.

The Tottenham club, fueled by a second half hat trick by Lucas Moura that included a goal SIX MINUTES into the extra time period at the end of the game, ended up winning the game 3-2!

The aggregate score of the two semi-final games was thus 3-3 but Tottenham moves on to the Champions League Final in Madrid on 1 June by virtue of having scored more goals on the road, 3-1.

Sports can be magical at times.

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