On a smaller but more personal level for me, my rugby team, the Budd Bay Buffalo, took top honors in the 3rd division of the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union, earning a trip to Austin Texas to play in the national tournament. Budd Bay lost their first match against Beaumont, the number one team of southern California, 27-15. On the second day, Budd Bay took on Phoenix and went down 31-5 so it was an 0-for-2 trip but one that the boys can be proud of nonetheless. I can remember playing matches the first couple of years of the club’s existence using players from the other team because we didn’t have enough of our own show up. To take top honors for the division shows how far the fellows have come and I couldn’t be prouder of them. I have always worn my Budd Bay jacket and jersey with pride before but now it means even more to me.
And with that note, leaving out the obvious Ryan Leaf and WSU Cougar painkiller jokes, we are just about all caught up with just about everything in the Pacific Northwest since I last posted.