Santineddie - Amercan Football in Corisca

While exploring the town when we first got here, we surprisingly came across a poster for Football Americain. What? Here? That would be a perfect way to meet people! So, Matt showed up at the next practice not knowing what to expect...but found, a group of guys who really enjoy American Football and have started a Team here in Corte. They will hopefully expand and play teams on other parts of France. There is one other team on the Island that they may scrimmage soon. I am still shocked at how late practice is, 8:30 - 10:30pm! I have noticed the Europeans in general do most things late. When do they sleep? American Football isn't a little league sport here nor played in the schools, so it is the first time that the guys have actually played the game. Matt has been able to get to know some of the guys during practice and hanging out at a cafe with them. A few weeks ago he came home with this Jacket with their team name on the now I guess he is official a professional Football player. ha! Sintineddi is Corsican for "The Watchmen", kind-of clever, huh? Here is their Website, You can use Google translator to read it English if you are curious. All you football pros out there, if you are interested, you should come to Corsica and play!

These photos are taken outside our apartment where they is a grassed playing area, it was the day we got a little snow.
Sadie likes to ride the Dolphin but she really misses swings. You do not see any swings here in France, and I asked my American Friend and she said that they aren't common. So no "weeeeing", as she calles it, for Sadie for awhile.

Grace –   – (February 20, 2010 at 2:08 AM)  

no way matt, don't listen to him. and i'm so impressed, now you're a pro football player...pah ha :)

Liz –   – (February 20, 2010 at 2:08 AM)  

American Football in Corsica. That's awesome. Sintinnedi is one my favorite songs Corsican songs. Love the jacket!

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