... a bit Suffolk
mo 5 Oct
At the Ipswich Cardinals new venue in Rushmere despite steady rain with enough wind to make it uncomfortably cold an impressive near fifty players old and new turned out and just one spectator. Some younger newbs unwisely thought shorts .. more here
mo 28 Sep
Driving this morning to Norwich for the Iceni Spears noticeable was classic and sports cars coming the other way surely for Classics at Glemham. Very encouraging that there are now enough Spears for players left over on the sideline during scrimmaging. Hand sanatising during breaks and general good vibes but sadly coach Jamie Fowle is not anticipating any competitions this year.
su 16 Aug
Seems unlikely but UEA in Norwich are offering american football scholarships, you need to apply before the end of the month.
su 9 Aug
Saddening but not surprisingly the Red Rooster Festival near Thetford has been postponed until next year. Robert Stan Stamper (seen here on the Ipswich Cardinals chain crew entertaining the visiting Bury Saints sideline) at last year's Maverick Festival before dashing off to dance with his daughter told us the 2018 Roosterfest had been brilliant. ♫
su 26 Jul
What could be sisters at the Ipswich Cardinals last year added to Suffolk Ladies.
mo 6 Jul
The Iceni Spears contact team are now Norwich Devils Women's American Football ... we would have gone with the Norwich Devillettes but then what do we know?
th 25 Jun
If you're a Colts supporter or interested in how a NFL team is managed then Sucking for Luck will intrigue you.
fr 29 May
su 17 May
In Suffolk there were 331 coronavirus-related deaths up to the 1 May. Yesterday 1,350 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk. The forty eighth reason to be cheerful is surely an anthem for all contact sports.
fr 15 May
You win some you lose some. The Martlesham Wickes with new safety measures has re-opened but BAFA have CANCELLED this summer's British contact american football season though there could be friendlies later on.
mo 27 Apr
tu 21 Apr
It's the NFL virtual draft this week but as it's in the middle of the night we probably won't bother unless Pat McAfee is announcing a Colts' pick of course.
fr 17 Apr
th 5 Mar
Congratulations to East Anglian Alisha Darkins who will be wearing the white hat this Sunday for Britball's first all women referee team. As Sunday is International Women's Day perhaps Down Judge might be a better job title for Leanne Spencer than Head Linesman:)
mo 10 Feb
Yesterday's Kent Falcons 00-17 Essex Blades was really worked over by Storm Ciara (our trousers and underpants were still soaked through when we got back to Suffolk) so everyone involved (including us) very noble people. Surprisingly in the surging side winds the first score was an Essex field goal though a ref observed it was two yards off target before being blown in. Traditionally leaving Essex third years get to share a bottle of Jim Beam ... after the coaches have had a swig.
th 6 Feb
mo 3 Feb
Yesterday in Cambridge visitors the Cambs Pythons failed a field goal and the ARU Rhinos ran in a td but it was called back, probably for holding ... it's always holding, and so a nil nil result. Lots of penalties including the unlikely defensive delay of game, slippery balls, a limping ball boy and an essentially good tempered match with thankfully just two game pausing non-serious injuries.
fr 31 Jan
At the Bury Saintsa visiting player is sitting opposite and eating pasta in tomato sauce. Us: Is that the vegetarian option? Him: I hope not, I hate vegetables.
mo 20 Jan
Regrettably we didn't make it to Brunel Burners at Essex Blades in Colchester yesterday. The Blades won 18-15 which sounds close enough to have been exciting and involving.