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Posted by on 30 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

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Super Spontaneous Sloshball

Posted by on 30 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

RC Cola!!

Yeah, so last weekend was pretty awesome.

It didn’t start out that way… the weather didn’t cooperate. It was overcast and a bit cold. When we got to the field to setup, we found that there were a number of other groups taking the whole space up. But we were persistent and carved out enough space for a game, but then nobody showed up. We only had about 12 people at about 2:30 and things were looking rather grim, but then, as always, something awesome happened. One of those “other groups” that was playing sloshball challenged us!! Oh and did we rise to the occasion.

What happened next was a great game of kickball. We scored, they scored, we made great plays, they made great plays, we won a chugoff and the best part is, we all meet new people. That’s the true spirit of SFKBC my friends. Even when things look down, it’s the power of kickball that brings us all together. It was a great game, and we much look forward to playing may more games with our new friends!

Next game is this Sunday @ Lindley Meadow. Let’s kick some balls!

Memorial Day Weekend Kickball Game/BBQ

Posted by on 20 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Hey there Kickballers.

This weekends’ game is going to be @ Speedway Meadow. If you’ve played with us before, it’s the field where we’ve had sloshball in the past (and will have again soon?!?). It’s big, it’s flat, it’s beautiful. Also, since this weekend is Memorial Day, you’ll all have a day to recover from the wonder that is SFKBC and get back to your thrilling day jobs! Also, since it’s memorial day, let’s BBQ! I’ll bring a grill, you bring the foodz. k? Hope to see you all out there this weekend!

commish

First Inning, First Blood!

Posted by on 13 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Welcome to the already-successful second season of kickball. It’s where boys become men, girls become women, and people become weeping, drunken messes. And all of this in the sunshine!

We are awaiting pictures, so I shall paint a picture… with WORDS.

Two teams gathered, full of venom and mirth, to square off against one another via a children’s game. One team, “Vomiting Blood”, excelled remarkably at their namesake. The second team, “Still Bleeding”, proved that their name was not inaccurate. Look, I’m not saying that this is how normal games go, but by the end of it, the field looked like a dozen rehearsals of the end of “Carrie”.

Just kidding! The total blood output (TBO) of the game was maybe a single bucket, MAXIMUM. Plays were called, smiles were shared, and my fucking team lost 4-3. It’s fine, though, as we’re non-competitive, and my team excelled at simply looking fantastic.

Some of you may be asking what the true merit of this game must be. To answer, kickball is as much a sporting event as football, basketball, baseball, or shuffleboard. It’s a sport that, with the aid of just a round rubber ball and superfluous, sometimes completely homoerotic uniforms, can strip away the layers we so carefully build up around ourselves, leaving bare the most beautiful and true nature of a person: the human spirit.

People treat kickball as if it were birthed in our gym classes in elementary school. They fail to read up on their history of this sport that was, at times, quite brutal. The Aztecs played it, with the losing team often given the “march of shame” up the temple steps where their hearts were systematically torn out as sacrifice for the sun god. Full of ignorance, modern-day people fail to recognize the symbolism of sacrifice to a sun god – the sun is round. A kickball is round. You’re smart people, and it’s not rocket science, so I’ll let you all do the math. KICKBALL IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. It’s full of history, like a delicious History Pot-Pie!

Entrenched deep in history books, newly Knighted members would often attempt to introduce battle with a rival kingdom by approaching the castle walls with a kickball in hand, shortly before being riddled with archer’s arrows and doused in gallons of boiling oil. In the 1920’s, mobsters would often gather in back alleys and abandoned lots to settle a score with a florescent ball and childlike glee. Gone were the tommy guns and cement shoes. The thrill of the sport of kickball plays no favorites; it simply caters to the human soul. The joy one can derive from kickball is universal. And now, in the present, we proudly carry on this tradition that has united the nations while also, ironically, has been responsible for the death of millions. That’s neither here nor there.

As usual, everyone reading this or even THINKING about having their youthful spirits driven into the dirt of the kickball field should attend these games. It’s less about the game, and more about meeting wonderful people. Also worth mentioning is that there is NO game this upcoming weekend, as it’s Bay To Breakers.

I’m going as a screaming goat.

We’ll see you next weekend, May 24th, at a place yet to be determined. Be well, all of you!

love always,

Jared

Mama said kick them balls!

Posted by on 08 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Hey there Kickballers, this is Mrs. Commish speaking, as Mr. Commish is out motorcycling in the wilderness until Saturday. This Mother’s Day, show your Mom that she raised you right by coming out for the (re-scheduled) opening game of SFKBC kickball!
Now, I know what you are thinking, “But Mrs. Commish, I have to spend the day with my mom!”. What? Your mom doesn’t enjoy great game of kickball and a nice cold PBR? I bet you she does. I bet there are a lot of things you don’t know about your mom and the wild times she had between the spring of ’67 and the summer of ’69. So don’t leave her at home- bring her to the game! After all, she gave birth to you, raised you, and put up with all your crap, so really, the least you can do is show her a good time and let her kick some balls.

Game on!

Where: Lindley field, Golden Gate park

When: Sunday, May 10th, 2pm

no games today

Posted by on 03 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Season opener is moved to next week. We hope to see you out at Little Shamrock to talk SFKBC over a few rounds. See you all next Sunday! Stay dry! -commish

Status:: Kickball?

Posted by on 03 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Yeah… so it’s not the nicest weather out.

SFKBC is about having fun, and if it’s wet and cold and muddy our philosophy is to have fun on the indoors. We’re that kind of league, we hope you agree. So I’m going to head over to the fields now and make the call around 1pm, as to weather we will be playing today. Look for another post here and a tweet about it (follow @sfkbc). If the game is canceled we’ll head out to a local bar "Little Shammrock" we hope to see you there and we’ll move the opening weekend festivities to next weekend! Go SFKBC!

commish