The late great football coach Vince Lombardi made that statement long ago during a football game when his team wasn’t doing what they were trained to do. That statement also applies to what is happening in the world today.
15 months of pandemic house arrest and the world is taking pot shots (literally) at one another. News is filled with violence against people of color, police violence against black and brown folk, racism, anti-semitic attacks, Asian Pacific attacks, democrats vs republicans, Palestinians vs Jews, all gone insane. But here in the LAEFL the coaches are still waiting for the kickoff of a continuing season and the start of a new season, whenever that happens.
The chat line is getting heated. The boards are buzzing and the coaches are ready to break out of their lockdown locales and kick some plastic butt on the electric field. Here’s a shout out to all the coaches in the LAEFL who are ready to get this party started again. Here’s to your patience, your forebearing nature, and your tireless efforts to prepare for the battles ahead. Get ready!! Get ready!! Get ready!!
Steven Watts for LAEFL Chronicle
To quote the late great Marty Schottenheimer ” There’s a gleam men” when it comes to getting back to the games of the Los Angeles Electric Football League. The LAEFL is looking at possible dates to get back to cracking plastic and all the coaches are ready to see their teams kick some serious butt after such a long delay.
Many of the coaches have been scrimmaging other coaches to sharpen their skills so their inside warrior can be set free to overcome their opponents. After being shutdown for over a year, many of the coaches haven’t gotten any games in so they are raring to shatter that ceiling and their opponent. Everyone has had time to get ready, and only those not prepared will be knocked on their backside.
So follow the gleam men and let your inner warrior come out to play. Ready or not it’s about to happen.
Reporting for LAEFL Chronicle – Steven Watts
It’s February 2021 and I never thought we’d still be in Covid-19 protocol one year later but here we are. As most of the sports world have started and finished their respective seasons. Los Angeles has two new champions in baseball and basketball. Tampa Bay has 2 new champions in hockey and football. The LAEFL are still trying to finish their 20th anniversary season of 2020.
Although the season is in suspended mode, the LAEFL coaches have not been sitting on the sidelines. Each coach has spent this “off” season adding players to their squads, building new squads, tightening up their college squads and tweaking their teams for a more powerful and explosive presence when the league does continue play. From hearing all the chatter, these coaches are ready to break out of their respective shel look s and crack some serious plastic among other things.
This reporter has been covering the game for many years and this whole Covid-19 thing is a first in history situation. Like the 45th president, I thought it would be over long before now. But unlike the 45th president, I’m glad he didn’t make it to 2021. I digress. When the 2020 season does resume, I expect a season of delayed joy to explode on the field as each coach wants the other coach to pay for the delay they none of the coaches could have prevented. Until that happens, get ready coaches cause that time is coming. Stay safe and we’ll see you at the vibrating field to rumble.
Steven Watts – reporting for LAEFL CHRONICLE
As the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the LAEFL’S 20th season, the LAEFL coaches are hanging in there to protect themselves and their families. Some of the coaches’ families have been infected and have recovered. Everyone is being cautious for everyone else. October was the last gathering for 4 of the coaches and big fun was had. Since then coaches have been working on their main squads and their secondary squads. Coaches are getting extra figures to prepare all their squads for competition when the next opportunity arise.
Thanksgiving was truly a time of thanks as we were all grateful for our health and having family around to show love and appreciation. December is another month to be thankful as we celebrate Christmas and a time of showing love to those we love.
In the meantime we prep and paint and base up our teams to be ready to crack plastic to those willing to take the field with all the necessary PPE available to protect ourselves and those we face across the vibrating board.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS COACHES to you and your families.
Steven Watts – LAEFL Chronicle
“Close game my ass…this was a beat down from jump street.” not the kind of words you want to hear coming from your head coach after a lopsided lost to the Texans. Games played against Coach EMac are usually close down to wire games. This was out of control from the start.
The Texans first drive took all but six plays and they were up 7-0. Old favorite Dana McClemore took the ensuing kickoff 95yds for a score and the game was tied at 7. That would be the last you would hear from the Niners. Steve Young had his worst day as the Niners starter going 9-22 for 143yds. Not hitting passes and not even attempting to run the ball will cost you games. Run the ball and you might open up some passing lanes. Just a thought. Since starting the season 2-0 the Niners have gone 1-3 in their last games and haven’t beaten a coach yet with a winning record. Things better change if they want to make some noise come playoff time.
Reporting for the LAEFL Buzzwire Newsletter I’m Rastahaze and this has been the news according to me.
Doubling down is what the enthusiastic player will do when he believes he can walk away with it all in a poker game. The “Showdown in San Diego” was played on 10/10 in 2020, that’s doubling down. When the 49ers and Coach Rasta hosted the “Showdown” against the Texans and Coach EMAC doubling down was not on their mind, getting a “W” was. When these teams last played, a missed 50 yard field goal was the difference in the game. Coach Rasta had taken down the Vikings earlier in the season and Coach EMAC was very concerned it could happen to him. But the “Showdown in San Diego” for these teams was more of a show up for the Texans as the 49ers couldn’t get going on any of their team’s phases except special teams which responded with a 95 yd TD on the kickoff to tie the game after the Texans went up 7-0 after a long drive. The rest of the game was all Texans as Coach EMAC went 8-10 in the passing game and Coach Rasta couldn’t hit anything but open spaces. This “Showdown” goes to the Texans 31-7.
Tex Weatherford reporting for the Houston Chronicle
The Vikings and Coach Ajah (Pat Pat to Coach EMAC) were home to the visiting Texans in this “Showdown in San Diego” and a throwdown was what each team got. When they last played, Coach EMAC escaped with a 26-20 O.T. win and the Vikings were not letting Coach EMAC forget that fact. As the teams fought through every play, the 1st quarter ended 0-0. in the 2nd qtr the Texans came alive to take a 6-0 lead as shaky hands led to missed XP. The rest of the half remained scoreless as the Vikings were threatening on the final drive of the half but ended at the Texans 20 yd line. The Vikings, inspired by their final drive before the half, came flying out of blocks with a score of their own to tie it 6-6 (Vikings missed XP). Coach EMAC rallied the troops by switching to QB live format to slow the Vikings pass rush and it paid off with another TD for a 13-6 lead. A kick return by Kleinsasser brought the score to 13-12 (another missed XP). The middle of the 4th qtr the Texans continued with the QB live format and scored again to take a 19-12 lead (another missed XP). The Vikings were not done in this “Showdown” as Dalvin Cook came out of the backfield and caught the pass that brought the Vikings to a 19-18 game, The Vikings, not wanting another O.T. to decide the game, chose to go for 2 and the lead. In a brilliant call to let the QB roll out to the left as he had done in an earlier play, the QB does his thing only to be shut down by the Texans DB at the 2 yd line ending the 2 pt conversion with 2:34remaining. The Texans take possession at their 20 and hold the ball until time expires. Texans 19-18, what a :Showdown”.Tex Weatherford for the Houston Chronicle
“There is nothing wrong with your team!!” Quipped Coach Patterson as his Vikings posted a 28-6 win over Coach Berry and his Browns. Coach Berry aka Dawg Pound came into the game saying his team wasn’t ready his offense needed work. Midway through the first quarter his Dawgs were up 6-0 after causing a fumble and scoring on the next play. The Vikings regrouped and pulled away for the win but all you kept hearing was there is nothing wrong with your team!!
For the LAEFL Buzzwire Newsletter I’m Rastahaze and this has been the news according to me.