Alright, gentle readers.
It's February, the Winter Olympics are underway, there's snow EVERYWHERE here in Maryland, but that doesn't mean it's not time to start thinking about that most Caucasian of endeavours. I'm speaking, of course, of grown-ups playing kickball. I realize that those of you watching curling on NBC will point out that there are many more white people pushing stones and sweeping ice in Vancouver, but this is Baltimore City I'm talking about here.
The past two years I have joined in this honkified undertaking of drinking beer and playing schoolyard games on a Saturday morning and I must say it's been an entertaining, albeit seemingly racially biased, activity. Few teams aside from our own host non-whites and when they do, they go to great lengths to show off their racial sensitivity. My favorite opponent has one black guy on their team, and their team name, Reggie and the Crackers, reflects their enthusiasm for non-exclusivity.
Which brings me to my point. A kickball team needs a really good name. Many teams (being that the activity itself involves kicking balls and drinking) focus on sexual innuendo and/or the ability to drink lots of beer. Nothing wrong with that in my book. Helps keep things irreverent, childish and fun. Last year, in fact, we were known as Phil Always Gets to Third Base. Before that, I dubbed our team, Mrs. Bevilacqua's Rock 'n' Roll Explosion in honor of a former co-worker with a proclivity towards sudden, inexplicable outbursts of anger.
This year, however, I'm looking for a way to combine the might and power of Mrs. Bevilacqua's Rock 'n' Roll Explosion with the witty, immature charm of Phil Always Gets to Third Base. I've been racking my brains, but I'm coming up short. I'll keep working on it, but until I can think of something, I'll be taking suggestions from the seven of you who will read this. Leave a comment with your suggestion(s) and we'll see what we can come up with as a group.
And as always,
My lips to yours.