Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Riley is Nervous

OK, so I was invited to play rugby with some new friends that are students at the University of Louisville. I've never played rugby but I thought that it would be a fun way to fellowship and get to know the guys better. They kept going on and on about their heroes of the sport, some team called the "All Blacks." They said I should look them up on You Tube and I followed their suggestion. Let's just say I am not as excited to play rugby on Friday as I was before I watched this video.

It's not that I don't like sports, it's just that at 30 years old, I play touch football now. I'm not sure if we will be playing touch rugby. In fact, I'm pretty sure that touch rugby doesn't exist. Furthermore, when I play football with friends, I try to use my swiftness to make plays. After watching a few rugby videos, it seems that being able to run over people is the best skill one could have.

I am fatter than I have ever been, so maybe the extra mass could help me run over any dwarfs that might be playing. On the whole, I am just a little nervous about playing this FULL contact sport. I'll let you know how it goes.


Jamie Butts said...
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Jamie Butts said...

My good friend, Aaron, played in high school. I'll be honest - it was fascinating to watch, BUT really intense - I know I'd be nervous. Should be fun though!
I really popped by to say CONGRATS on the new job!
We're very excited for you. What a wonderful fit. Praying for God to use you greatly there!

Riley said...


Thanks for the comment. I am really excited about the job too. I've been at the BCM leadership retreat this week and it has been a blessing getting to know the students. I am excited about the position the Lord has put me in.

As far as rugby, yeah, I am probably going to die.