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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.

8 comments:

Karen said...

unlawful Clothspin stuffing... will the shameful tactics of those in such desperate need of a win ever cease?

The Gold Standards of the Green Team prevailed!

beth said...

wow....i wish i had been a nosey neighbor for this competition....or a judge. HOW FUN !!

Melinda Owens said...

Yay, Charlie! I was pulling for you, little man.

Marilyn said...

How totally fun! BTW I have a couple friends that live in Mechanicsburg, PA. Sister that own a tea shop and herb shop in old pre civil war homes.

Cindy said...

I should have set my t.v to record this. Good thing I have your site to recap the events!:) Looks like a good time had by all.

slommler said...

Congrats to Charlie and to all who participated. Joining in is half the battle!!!
Though controversy can rear it's ugly head..you all rallied and overcame the obstacles!!
Hooray!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Joey said...

That looks like so much fun!!!!

dcpeg said...

Makes me wish I was a member of the Fincane Clan! How wonderful that you all get together for fun and not just for funerals!!

Who started the Games and how much convincing did it take to get everyone to agree?