Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Finucane Games 2011
If you're like me, you're probably sick of the 24 hour coverage ESPN, CNN and the New York Times have provided, covering the 2011 Finucane Games.
Fox News did not cover the event, for obvious reasons. I thought I would recap the days events for those in the Blog world.
The contestants arrived under blue sky's to the venue in Mechanicsburg, PA for registration and a meeting on the rules, which seemed to change from minute to minute.
Finally, it was time for the first event. All 3 teams boarded their team buses and headed off, with quiet anticipation, to the Carlisle Sports Emporium, for an intense round of miniature golf.
Charlie was declared the winner because of his never give up attitude and tenacity.
The sky's opened up a few hours into the games, soaking the playing field, which caused the "Committee" to call an emergency meeting to determine if the games would go on.
They decided to send young children and adults out into the bad weather to complete all of the events.
Here is Matt, showing off the new, if unorthodox technique of throwing a frisbee. He picked this up while touring Europe on the USA Frisbee team.
Note the one foot, hand in pocket technique.
Please DO NOT try this at home. He is a trained professional.
Here I am demonstrating the proper technique for dropping pins in a bottle.
They did not listen.
As expected, there was a curling event, which I won hands down, even with out the aide of the "sweepers". It seems we didn't have enough brooms.
The Games were a huge success, but not without controversy.
As this team celebrated a win in the "drop the clothespin in the bottle" game,
a review of the video clearly shows them cheating, stuffing the bottle with pins when the judges were not looking.
They have been stripped of their medal.
After tallying all the points, it was determined that my team, the green team, have been declared the winners of the 2011 Finucane Games.
Preparation for the next Finucane Games begin now.