Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tomorrow's the Big Day

At 5:00 PM, Monday, September 17, I, David Khorram, am going to walk onto a soccer field to try out for the Mariana Islands' Men's National Football Team. I've played an extraordinary 8 games of soccer in the last 20 years. But hey, this is Saipan. Anyone can do anything. My goal is to make it through the first practice. This really is the tryout for the National Team. And National Team really does mean National Team. Think "Team USA" or "Team Italia." (Or think Jamaican Bob Sled Team.)

My hope is to pick up some soccer skills over the one week tryouts to carry over into the rest of the season. It's taken quite a bit of arranging for me to get a pass for the Monday, Thursday and Friday evening practices. I would like to thank my lovely wife, Mara, for her never-ending support. (Though, if by some fluke I actually make the team, I'm sure the never-ending support will evaporate quicker than you can say, "But, Honey, I'm really enjoying it," at the prospect of having me away from home for three evenings a week.)

I have very little lung capacity, so I'm going to shave the two pounds of hair off of my legs to give me an aerodynamic edge.

7 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

All those in favor of David shaving his head, say, "Aye."

Shazam said...

Go David Go!!!!! Good Luck! I'll be cheering for you! Keep us posted on the blog about this experience.

Marianas Eye said...

Of course, if I shave my head, I become just a nose, and then you all have to call me "The Flying Wedge."

bradinthesand said...

that's great news david. don't be late though. i'm not sure if we'll be stretching as a team or if we have to warm up a head of time. either way, it'll be great to see you out there. oh, and bring sports drink! you'll definitely need it out there.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

...and after he tried out for the National Team he went running the next morning at 6 AM!

bradinthesand said...

way premature. it's still 9pm the same night. so out with it dave. report! how was day one?

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I'm changing your blog description to David K.- Have leg razor will travel.