BYE Week July 27th, 2000 Notes Well our first loss of the season. WAKE UP! And we sure did in last Monday’s practice. Full tilt. All the pads on. Bull in the Ring. I almost got a concussion. My jaw got popped. My arms almost ripped off from their sockets. A few guys got hurt. […]
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Tampere Saints Date: Saturday, July 22nd, 2000 Kickoff: 1400H Location: Tali Field, Helsinki, Finland. (a 20 minute car ride from Töölö) Weather: Overcast. Drizzle. Mid 70sF/22C+ Field Conditions: Mostly natural lumpy grass, yet muddy and slippery field due to all morning drizzle. Open field arranged into a 100 yd football field. […]
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Vaasa West Coast Vikings Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2000 Kickoff: 1400H Location: Palosaari Urheilukenttä (Fire Island Sportsfield), Vaasa, Finland. (a 6 hour bus ride from Helsinki) Weather: Overcast. Mid 60sF/15C Field Conditions: Decent quality grass, easy on the knees, yet muddy and slippery midfield. Soccer pitch arranged into a 100 yd football […]
Pääsiäinen – Anonyymi, kuudes luokkalainen Kinder-muna on paras muna, kaukana kulkee juna. Perjantaina mämmiä syödään, Sunnuntaina lammasta lyödään. Easter by an anonymous 6th grader Kinder egg is the best egg, far away goes a train. On Friday, Easter pudding is eaten, On Sunday, a lamb is hit.
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Lohja Lions Date: Saturday, July 2nd, 2000 Kickoff: 1500H Location: Helsinki Velodrome Weather: Partly cloudy with sun. Temperature around 20/C75F. Field Conditions: Our home field is made of turf. Good for speed, but a great cause of rugburn. Uniforms: The Wolverines wore their new uniforms for the second time today. (although I […]
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Varkaus Steelers Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2000 Kickoff: 1400H Location: Varkaus Finland Final: Wolverines 34 – Steelers 7 Summary: This is the only game I don’t play this year. Vacation in Ahvenanmaa with family comes before any game in Eastern Finland. 🙂 Copyright © 2000-2015 Nando’s Notes. All rights reserved.
My sister whatsapped me last Tuesday with a photo of our father and the text. “So did daddy reach to you today?” All I could think was no. Not this year. I don’t think he will again. He died in 2006. So did a friend of mine last Saturday night in a tragic motorcycle accident Stateside. […]
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Helsinki 69ers Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2000 Kickoff: 1800H Location: Helsinki Velodrome Weather: Sunny blue skies. Slight breeze. Temperature around 75F. Field Conditions: OK for speed. Bad on the knees. Turf. The first 100 yard field we played on this year. Actual field goal posts instead of poles taped to soccer goals. […]
Helsinki Wolverines vs. Lappeenranta Rajaritarit Date: Sunday, June 4th, 2000 Kickoff: 1530H Location: a soccer field in Lappeenranta, Eastern Finland close to the Russian border. Weather: Overcast skies. Slight breeze from the West. Windchill 48F. Slight drizzle before kickoff. Field Conditions: Excellent. Damn good grass. This soccer field was lined in better fashion than last […]
In commemoration of the 15 year anniversary of my first season with the Helsinki Wolverines, I will publish game reports that I wrote back then. Helsinki Wolverines vs. Sipoo Bulldogs Date: Friday, May 26th, 2000 Kickoff: 1900H Location: Central Sports Field at Nikkilä, Sipoo County, Finland. Weather: Strong 25mph gusts from the West. Dark clouds. […]