Working Wednesday and Perfect Practice Thursday were both conducted under grey clouds and there was significant rainfall on Thursday. However, that did not distract the determined Bulls as we embark on the first of our conference games. Practice was up tempo and very crisp with many receivers bringing down catches that would be difficult in dry conditions let alone windy and wet ones. The defense spent the week working on creating more turnovers and dominating the line of scrimmage, both of which will determine the outcome of Saturday’s game.
Friday morning began with breakfast at the stadium followed by a short team meeting. The team room has been decorated with posters and billboards offering support to the team and it was much appreciated by the players. Following the meeting, we boarded the buses for the 6-hour trip to Doyt Perry Stadium. Some players slept, others studied their game notes/tips, some studied class notes and others watched movies. On our bus, which included the linebackers and defensive line we watched “Book of Eli”, “Training Day” and “300”.
We conducted our Focus Friday shake out at the stadium and are now relaxing in the hotel mentally preparing for the start of conference play.
And as a side note I (Peter) would like to let those of you who maybe interested in checking out Australian Football (which is the sport I played prior to American Football) know that ESPN Classic will be televising the Grand Final (similar to the Superbowl) between my team the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints tonight at midnight. Rest assured Bulls fans I will be asleep before then but will check the result as soon as I wake on Saturday morning.
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