Some understandably unhappy faces after the final whistle of this one. Team TSS had fought back from 2-0 down at halftime to 2-2 with two minutes to go, only to lose 3-2 right at the final whistle. On top of that we’d seen Shawn filled with morphine and driven away in an ambulance, his wrong-way-round elbow in a splint.
But there were at least three major positives:
1. We equalized
Even though we threw it away in the final minute, we showed a lot of fight and intelligence in how we went about coming back from two goals down. Taylor and Albert got the goals.
2. We figured out a way to play
As Kim pointed out at half-time, we’re too good to be kicking the ball long, no matter how tall Albert, Peyton and Thad are. We played the ball (mostly) to feet for 45 minutes in the second half, and looked (mostly) good while doing so. We do that from kickoff from here on out and we’ll be fine.
3. Shawn is OK
It looked bad and can only assume hurt worse, and the game was stopped for something like 20 minutes while we waited for the paramedics to arrive. But word is that Shawn suffered a dislocated elbow and not a broken arm, and will be OK. He may never play the piano again, but he will definitely play X-Box.
No awards for this game, except for the slightly clunkily named Co-People of the Match award which is shared by Kim–for coupling tactical insight with YouTube-worthy flourishes of skill–and Shawn–for staying calm when his was elbow pointing in the wrong direction.
Click play below to hear a 7 minute excerpt from Sunday’s show, reviewing the game: