Monday, January 12, 2009

Where to play?

This past Saturday, we had some 20 people show up to play. Thanks for Neil and all of his friends for agreeing to combine games.

This coming Saturday, we would like to continue playing a big game with lineman, but we need to figure out where to play. The field at 18th and California is nearly unplayable. What little grass remains is littered with shattered glass and broken dreams.

As I've been saying for weeks, we need to move the game. Here are what I see as our choices:
1. Field on west side of 25th St. between M St. and N St. NW.
2. Meridian Hill Park: field just east of 16th St. and Kalorama Rd. NW.
3. The Mall: field between National Archives and Hirshhorn Gallery at 7th and Madison NW.
4. The Mall: field just south of Lincoln Memorial along Independence Ave. SW.

For those of you concerned about getting to the Mall, all of you who play with some frequency either live near a Metro or have a car or have a friend with a car. I don't think that any of these locations would prevent a good turnout.

Given that it's inauguration week, the Mall may not be the best idea for this Saturday. So, tentatively, let's say 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the field at 25th and N Sts.

Please post your preferred field option in the comments section here. Thanks.


  1. That's fine, I do suggest that everyone wear cleats, and possibly...if you want, get a flag football belt. I think this would add to the excitement of the game.

  2. I'll try to get my friends out again, with pinnies this time. Thx for the shoutout, Gabe

  3. death to 18th and california

  4. Lets fill out liability forms for any injuries if tackling is permitted

  5. Playing tackle won't happen. There, I said it.

  6. Let's get flags... they are incredibly cheap and would make the game much more fun

  7. I agree....tackling will be a decision that we will immediately regret after the first three plays. Flags on the other hand are a great suggestion and i ask my colleagues to join me in passing this commonsense resolution.

  8. grow some balls anonymous...