Cowboy Cup Match Review
Houston 6.4.40 vs Ft.Lauderdale 1.0.6
Goals: Ricko 2,
Best: Stevens, Perham, Ricko, Job, Mash
Houston 2.2.14 vs Austin 2.5.17
Goals: Jordan 1, Ricko 1
Best: Perham, Rix, Scott, Sean, CDG
Austin 12.5.77 vs Ft. Lauderdale 1.0.6
Rodeo Houston Match Review
40 Lonestars, partners and 11 Squids made the quick change around from wet footy gear to western outfits and headed for NRG Stadium to enjoy the last Saturday of Rodeo Houston featuring Brad Paisley. It took a while for the wide-eyed Squids to arrive in their seats, but when they did it was something the Texas crowd was not prepared for... Aside from a few questionable heckles directed toward Leon (the bull fighter clown in the barrel) a great night was had by all with a double feature of Rodeo events that ran the night late. By the time Brad Paisley took to the stage, a few Squids and Lonestars were well on they way and had their sights set on the fun awaiting at the Hideout.
It was actually amazing how the majority of the ragety group stuck together(Bren being the only casualty) to take up a fair section of The Hideout. Prez DB and Squid Captain Adzy however, were late to the tent after being coerced into a number of hair-raising carnival rides by a few excited Squids. Safe to say DB and Adzy are still recovering and swear they'll never get on a ride again!
The games continued outside The Hideout later that night with a bull-riding comp between Chisi, Ruggles, Stu, CDG and Fielder. Stu came off second best, last seen covered in mud ordering a bourbon and coke and avoiding the line dancing going on. Chisi took out the cowboy honors showing the boys his experience from early New Zealand sheep riding days.
Meanwhile, inside the tent the Lonestars & Squids took over the D-floor showing some serious moves in the line dancing and 2-stepping department, lead by the smooth-footed Rix and fancy-footed Mashmellow and well, Sean. The group shut down The Hideout at midnight and a few cowboys headed into Midtown lead by Sam D to meet up with late comers Tom D and Tobin(who had got out of bed at 11pm for the occasion). The Squids were last seen hobbling out of Reliant Park into a cab to rest their weary bodies after a long day of H-town rodeoing and footy. An experience they all greatly enjoyed so thanks to everyone that joined in the fun of Rodeo and helped make the Squids trip once they won't forget...till next Rodeo!
Best: Job, Mashmellow, Sean, T.Donnelly, Chisi, Rix, Captain Squid 'Adzy'
Thank You from The Prez
Many thanks to all those who helped make the Cowboy Cup tournament a successful day despite the weather gods being against us. Thanks to Sam Donnelly who helped organise the hiring of the fields at UoH. Hopefully a place we can continue to play big games and get the UoH college crew involved in.
Thanks to our guys that helped out the Squids and played for the opposition. We appreciate you'd rather be in Lonestars gear however are happy to play for the good of the game.
For those who helped coordinate gameday a massive thanks to the help lent in the lead-up and on the day. Namely, Fielder and all the Operations crew. Thanks to Val, Josh Morris and Kami who helped with catering and photography/videoing, and the many who helped set up and pull down everything in the torrential rain – a big thanks from all the players and committee!! Without this kind of team effort, things wouldn’t run anywhere near as smooth.
Next Game: April 25th - Ruggles Cup/Anzac Day Clash vs Baton Rouge in Houston
Next Social: April 25th - ANZAC Day @ The Phoenix
Next Training: This Sunday 5pm
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USAFL Team Previews for 2015
The USAFL has been posting 2015 previews of each club and Houston was featured Wednesday. If you don't have Facebook access you can read the write-up here and see all the other club reviews also. Solid expectations with the Lonestars favorites to take out Div 2 this year!