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WhirlyBall!

On June 4th we had a team outing to play WhirlyBall. I've got to admit, I was thinking "I'm too busy, I don't want to go do this dumb thing" but it was OUTSTANDING!!! We had so much fun, and it was incredibly exhausting! Both Christi and I have huge bruises all over from smashing into each other and into our seatbelts and the sides of our cars when you get bumped into.

Here's a quick video I put together from some clips I got of the last two matches. It's about 17mb so you might want to right click and save it to your desktop before you run it.


Photos


Marla getting the Whirlyball rundown


Lenny and Dennis gabbing prior to the first match


Angie and Scott


Christi, Ryan, and Cindy


Clay and Scott showing that they're down with the Aurora posse


Karen getting ready


Trish buckling up


Nate practices his full court shot


Jason getting ready


Ryan waiting for the electricity


Mike making the pass


Lenny with the ball and Clay going for the block


Clay caught in a rare moment where he's not making the referee cry


Ultimate concentration


Padma flying down the court in #21


Scott trying to protect the ball


Lenny going for the block on Dennis


Louise avoiding painful bruises by hanging out on the sidelines


Not sure why it looks like I'm blocking Angie since we're on the same team


Christi going for the shot


Fooseball with Alan, Dennis, Michele, Mike and Jim


Lenny and Ryan taking a break


Clay for the shot (patented tongue out technique)


The mob goes for the rebound


Clay and Dennis on the move


Dennis with the ball


Then he passes down court


Clay blocking Ryan


Dawn working to get the ball past Jim


Jim looking to block Clay


Clay with the classic tongue out shot


Dawn reaches for the ball that bounced up on her cart


Clay shoots, Lenny and Jim go for the block


Marla tools down the court with her patented side saddle technique as Jason comes in for the block


Dennis with the shot


Hanging out between matches


Fighting for the rebound


Scott and Ryan head down court


Corner shot recovered


Mike with the pass, Jim going for the block


Ryan celebrating his goal


Clay with the shot, and Lenny going for the block


I've got the ball, now what?


Brian making the pass


Nate making a run with the ball


Eileen and Dennis with their eyes on the ball


Trish chasing down Marla


Dennis for the shot, and Karen trying to block


Mike going to block Nate


Brian cruising down court with the ball


The big board during the championship match


Me and my best friend Mike. He may say we're not friends, but he's just shy.


Hanging between matches


Email doesn't stop for Whirlyball


The Champs!


A Closeup