Friday, October 05, 2007

Bend it like Beckerman.

One of the cooler parts of my job is not knowing what I'm going to do once I get there. While there is a lot of writing and editing and other "fun" stuff one does while at a desk, sometimes some out-of-the-ordinary events are bound to take place. Case in point: last Wednesday, I had some skinny warm-up pants and a jersey thrown at me and was asked to play around on the field with a professional soccer player (Kyle Beckerman of the Real Salt Lake). Not a bad way to kill a couple of hours. We sponsor the team, so I guess this is one of the things we do sometimes. It was all part of a podcast that'll formulate at a later date, but, for now, these photos serve as proof.

And, when told to make a human wall that he's going to attempt to kick a ball around, it can get fairly scary (hence the facial expressions). Especially when it feels like the ball is made of concrete. How we was able to kick it around like was a Nerf football is beyond me. Guess that's what separates the pros from the wannabes. I think these next few photos expose me as the biggest chicken of the four of us. And, yes, after many takes, I was the only one hit with the ball. I think I now know what it's like to take a bullet to the arm.


Cindy said...

You look like Plewe when she's hiding from ducks.

ewesa said...

that's awesome! it's the guy with the hair! I think he's the one we were drooling over at the game.
flocking ducks are as scary as a professionally-kicked soccer ball.

Sara said...

I love your scared face, and it's very cute the way you're all protecting your privates.