This was the Play Of the Day (POD) for our Saturday pickup touch football games on August 18, 2007:
Last Saturday was an absolutely glooooorrrrrrrious rain-soaked, mud-caked affair that reminded us all just how much fun playing in the slop can be.
After many years’ absence, the return of mudball, predictably, brought all too many dropped passes, errant throws, and slip-sliding receivers. That’s partly why the Play Of the Day stands out. On any other day, it would simply be a no-sweat routine catch for John, but not last Saturday.
John ran a fly route down the right sideline and his quarterback lofted the ball high and long for him to run under. Only problem was, he wasn’t really looking and only saw the ball as it dropped into his hands. But he secured the ball with ease and had both toes in with merely an inch to spare before he ran out of sideline.
For a graceful play on an otherwise clumsy day, John gets Play Of The Day.