2012 should be remembered as a year of historical events for Lunchsketball. It was a year in which the scoring rules were changed. It was during 2012 that the record was set for highest temperature in which the game was played. It was a year of great advancements for Lunchsketball journalism, via blog, photography and video, and a year that saw no major injuries on the court, unless you are counting injuries to rabbits.
And so it is time to welcome another year of Lunchsketball. In order to help the good momentum continue through 2013, here are proposed New Year’s Resolutions for some of the Lunchsketball players:
Erik: Erik needs to watch his shoe budget more carefully during this new year. It is time to wake up to the reality that $15 is just silly money to be putting into a pair of shoes these days. Progress Report: During January 2013, Erik found a pair of shoes, normally retailing for $4.00, on sale for $2.00. So far so good, Erik.
Jorge: Write more content for the Lunchsketball blog. Jorge should set the following aggressive goal: 1 blog post per week. The world deserves at least 52 Lunchsketball posts during 2013. Progress Report: Jorge failed to post an entry during week 1 of 2013, and is therefore on pace to write only 26 posts during the year.
Matt: Dislocate shoulder 4 times or less. After about 6 dislocated shoulders during 2012, a good goal for Matt should be to whittle that down. Really, 5 dislocated shoulders would be progress, but he should aim for excellence, not just progress. Progress Report: Matt got hit hard in the nose and bled all over the place after colliding with a teammate during a game early this year, but he did not dislocate a shoulder, and is on target pace.
John: Play in 10 games. Here is a challenging, but realistic goal for John. To help John, the Lunchsketball blog will track and report on his number of games played. Progress Report: Following week two of 2013 Lunchsketball, John has played in 0 games. That means he needs only to play in 10 more games in order to keep his New Year’s Resolution!
Player of the Year:
Evan, aka “Mayhem”, aka “The Reverend Mayhem”, aka “Ethan”. This award goes to the player who had the greatest impact. Evan is the obvious choice because he had a whole bunch of impacts. He had tremendous impacts with the pavement regularly, as well as impacts with the grass, bushes, fence and many of the players. Evan was the most impactful player of 2012 in a less literal sense as well. The man with as many nicknames as months-played brought a high-energy, high-spirituality, high-entertainment-value element to the game. Congratulations, Evan!
Quote of the Year:
“I see George, and he’s stripping?” – Karl, aka “Uncle Karl”, aka “El Presidente”.