Monday, April 23, 2007

A Niggle and a Knock

My team had it's first game of the season yesterday &, like the bad-asses we are, we won 4-2. It was obvious that I hadn't played in quite a while though as my timing was a little off. I even let the ball run under my foot @ one point. More importantly, I missed 3 chances that should have been goals & had one called back for a hand ball that didn't happen. I wasn't pleased. In terms of my other opportunities, I rocketed a shot right at the goalie, I headed a sure goal over the crossbar, & I miskicked a ball that was set perfectly by our center midfielder. My brother got kicked in the nuts too, which nearly sparked a fight. All in all, it seems pretty clear that it will take me a couple weeks to get back into form.

I don't know if I'll be up to it by our next game though because I picked up a knock on my wrist that is hurting like hell & I've got a bit of a niggly groin. I had to look up the word "niggle" to ensure it wasn't related to the un-PC racial slur to which it seems phonically connected. It isn't. It's a term the British announcers use all the time, & I saw it in a magazine last summer describing the playing style of Claude Makelele. Originally, I thought it was a typo & that they meant to write "niggardly." But no, it's just those crazy Brits & their crazy bastardization of the American language.

5 comments:

Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

I thought you had a hairer ass than that!

Andre said...

I waxed.

Stacey said...

As long as it all ended in a showing of Victory!

I'd like to see you do a bicycle kick next time. Get some real injuries, would you please. None of this niggly stuff.

Andre said...

Maybe I'll write about Victory tomorrow.

jason said...

What can you write about Victory that has not been written before? And what does niggardly mean?