Tag: Lions

Why YOU should be referee certified

So with the NFL fiasco where people were going crazy about the replacement refs, it got me thinking to how, first off everyone thinks they are a ref, and if you have a problem with a call, well then maybe you should be on the field making the calls. With every sport, in particular little... Read more »

NATO will make getting to events a pain

NATO will be bring plenty of road blocks making any game you’re trying to get to this weekend a big pain. There are CARFU final games going on, iYRA will be putting on a Rookie Rugby Clinic at the East Garfield Park Olympic Sports Festival, and there will be a rugby combine at Eric Solorio... Read more »

Forever 21, at alumni weekend

As I’ve said many times, rugby is a sport of traditions and a big social family. There are great friends you see at annual tournaments, or games you look forward to, but there is nothing quite like you’re alumni weekend. “Rugby is the largest fraternity in the world,”  Peter Carmine, Reed rugby coach since 1986 once said.... Read more »

A Look Back on Chicago Rugby for 2011

So everyone has their best of lists coming out and top ten lists of the year so I thought I put together one of my own. For USA Rugby and Chicago Rugby it’s been a year of grown, weddings, championships and a few sad losses. As 2012 gets ready to kick off I feel positive... Read more »

Rugby Turkey Bowls, start a new tradition

Before Christmas fully takes over the nation we should all pause and take a moment to remember the things we are grateful for. First, I am thankful that rugby is back in the Olympics and has the entire nation developing youth leagues so we can compete in the games. I am also thankful for how... Read more »

Wherever You May Roam a Rugger Has a Home

     I’m back from being out of town and am glad to say that no matter when I travel I can find people and friends who are part of the rugby community. During my recent trip to New York I was invited to come out the NYC v Long Island rugby game. It’s always exciting... Read more »

DA BEARS! Ooop Da Blaze, Da Lions

It was a good night for rugby and a nice way to kick off an early Labor Day weekend. Though many Chicagoans watched the Bears beat the Browns, a nice crowed gathered in Lemont to watch the Chicago Blaze take on the Chicago Lions in Lemont. It was a warm evening with cool drinks flowing,... Read more »

It's Not Who You Bring but What You Bring

Saturday was a beautiful day and prefect to go to a rugby game. I went to check on North Shore v Chicago Women and was ready for an intense game. Both teams came out with a good amount of fan fare, both determined to win, both bringing their A game mentally. It’s not just about... Read more »