by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well I made it back without breaking anything. Skiing is great fun, I love the speed, shame I can't stop without help. The method they teach beginners is the Snow Plough, where you point the front tips of your skis together and push out at the rear. Well your editor couldn't do it. It didn't help that I had to change my boots four times until I found a pair that fitted that didn't cut-off circulation to my toes or that the skis were taller than me. Not to bore you, but you're meant to start with 176 - 180 (cm) skis. I was on 195, as the ski boots I had, which were bloody big wouldn't fit anything smaller.
In the end my instructor had to get a widget, which keeps the points
of the skis together. This widget does separate when needed (going on
ski lifts & chairs) or when you fall down (which I did a lot at the start).
Apparently, young kids use them, until they can master the skill. Well
none of the little French brats (aged about four & looked like wind up
toys) used them, and thank god my French is bad, otherwise I might have
heard them laughing at me. Its one thing thinking they are, but when you
Thanks to Paul Gregory, Graham, Richard & Brucey for their contribution this week, as always I am lost without them.
W1) @ NY (4-9,
W2) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (28 - 14)
L1) @ NE (9-3-1,
L1) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (24 - 21)
W1) @ TT (6-6-1,
W2) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (27 - 26)
L3) @ CL (8-4-1,
W7) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (27 - 23)
W7) @ KC (5-8,
L1) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (34 - 3)
L1) @ OR (3-10,
L6) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (24 - 10)
W8) @ DC (3-10,
L8) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (24 - 6)
L1) @ AC (1-12,
L10) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (22 - 0)
W1) @ CB (6-6-1,
W1) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (28 - 17)
W1) @ DL (4-9,
L1) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (23 - 7)
W15) @ NS (5-8,
W1) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (41 - 7)
L4) @ AF (4-9,
L2) Last time : wk 2, 2003 (22 - 17)
Gerald to Paul Gregory : Thanks for the e-mail and do as much stirring as you want. Though when I've tried it it hasn't worked, but don't let that put you off.
Gerald to Jon : Looked like the team never turned up? A very poor show offensively. Do hope you're not going to slide like the Vikings (NFL) did last season?
Gerald to Richard : Glad things are mending well and good luck with the physio.
Gerald to Richard : Well it would have made it even more interesting for this weeks game, if I hadn't lost last week. Unless you totally collapse (which would be nice, but very unlikely) in the next 3 games and we can start scoring points at will then I think the division is yours. Damn! Well at least a wildcard spot is looking good, as long as I don't blow it.
Jon to Graham : A good game for one half, though I'm a bit miffed that you managed to score so many points in the second half (as usual). The game was certainly closer than the final scoreline. I think your long passing, dumpoff or otherwise, was the main difference. Maybe I'll get another shot in the playoffs! And I've still never beaten you in St.Louis.
Jon to Paul : Looks like Wk.16 could well be the decider. See you then!
Jon to Stuart (or whoever beat Richard) : Good win. Congratulations.
Jon to Richard : So that was 2 bad results in one envelope for me! At least you won one of your games.
Graham to Dave J : Well done. After playing you I knew you'd get another win. Now make it a habit.
Graham to Jon : It was a good game (a great one for 30 minutes) but the scoreline flattered us a bit and I'm sure we'll meet again this year so the celebrations are on ice.
Graham to Richard : I also missed it, but if by chance we meet in the Big One again I'm sure I'll end up wishing I'd missed that too.
Graham to Gerald : Your turn to be Diddleyed this week!! How does it feel?
Gerald to Graham : Humm. Not sure yet. At least we got some yardage. But it looks like I'm going to have to go back to my D to win more games.
Richard to Dave C : Congratulations on your win it was a good game which you thoroughly deserved to win. It was an excellent comeback.
Richard to Dave G : No problems with the offence in week 13. Hope you get a Rammy.
Gerald to Richard : Whose Dave G??
Richard to Graham : Well done you are the last one standing as usual. Another excellent performance.
Richard to Gerald : It will be a good benchmark test for my offence to play your defence. You know the old adage.
My name is, my name is, my name is ......... the real Paul Gregory
My name is Paul Gregory - I've just taken over the Bengals (No more Bungles)
Just to worry you boys out there, when I received my gumf, saw the Bengals
struggling and only 4 games left I decided just to play the season out,
get a good draft pick. But even though I only took five minutes to change
my Gameplan for the Pats, we won, just think what I'm gonna do to you
people, when I really try.
Just had a quick chat with Jon today (Monday) and he was talking about trying to meet up for a drink. He'd mentioned it in the Yahoo Groups thing (I think that's what you said Jon?) and got quite a few favourable responses.
So after much deliberating (about 5 minutes, when we both looked though our diaries) we found a date that we both could make and a location that isn't too hard (though after a few drinks who knows?) to find. So how about Friday 6 April at the Fulmar & Firking Pub in Holborn (Central & Piccadilly Lines), Central London? According to Jon, it's about a minute walk from the station. This doesn't just have to be an AB Pub Meet, so I'll get Brucey to mention it on his web site and you never know, who will turn up.
When we get closer to the date (next issue) I'll publish more complete directions. But if you're free that Friday get in contact with me and let me know if you can make it. Also let me know if you need somewhere to crash, as I may be able to find a floor somewhere, any offers?
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