It is still ridiculously hot here in the desert. It's probably 100 degrees as I write this at 9:00 P.M. I was talking to a friend in Madison this past Saturday night; he was turning the heat on in his car, and I was about to jump in my pool. In fact, I'm going to jump in the pool after I finish this post. All this heat almost makes me pine for winter - almost.
Despite the heat, this past weekend was a blast. We had our first soccer games, and the girls were outstanding. Meg coaches Quinn's team, and she definitely has her work cut out for her. Lots of standing around, watching the ball go right by. Quinn is a stud on the pitch. She scored a goal, and was generally all over the field, wreaking havoc. I coach Scout's team with a buddy of mine, and we easily won our first game 5-0. Scout is very dependable, so we usually keep her on defense. She's so fast, even if the ball gets by her, she can easily recover. We let her play forward for a quarter, and she took full advantage. She scored a goal, and she made an amazing crossing pass to a wide open teammate. The ref called offside, but the skill of the pass was undeniable. Overall, great beginning for both girls, looking forward to a fun season.
Fall, of course, means football, real and fantasy. My Badgers are still undefeated, but more underwhelming by the game. My high hopes for the season are sinking rapidly. The Packers are off to a quick 2-0 start, and while they haven't looked that great either, I think their best is still to come. Unlike a certain team with an elderly quarterback who probably should have stayed on his tractor. My fantasy football is not going well at all. I'm 0-2 in both of my leagues. One of my teams, the Desert Lombardis, looks particularly pathetic. It's early, things can still turn around, but I'm not holding my breath.
Soccer and football make the fall a great time of year. Now we just need the heat to finally break. On that note, time to get in the pool.