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Posted: May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

First Half

Second Half

For those of you that didn’t get a chance to witness our glorious win here is the retransmission of hit above. Unfortunately there is no scoreboard so you will have to take score on a piece of paper or just not give a shit.  The defense doesn’t get on the field for like forever because of two touchdowns and a turnover. It was the strangest 1st quarter of football I’ve played in a while. After that the game gets good. To be honest the second half is more entertaining.

About two weeks ago I had to make a business trip to Berlin to scoop up the Bielawa Owls latest acquisition. Since Berlin is only 3 and half hours outside of Wroclaw I was more than willing to make the trip 98% of the reason was to get another stamp in my passport. Of course it was freaking impossible to find a place to do so since Poland and Germany have open borders. But any who I hopped in a two door whip with one of the Bielawa Owls players aptly named “The Beast”. I apologize but I forgot his homeboys name that actually did the driving. One thing I did learn was that “The Beast” hated Berlin as much as that truck driver did in Euro Trip. It was quite entertaining to listen to him rant on about how everything in Poland is great and how everything the Germans do, have or created is absolutely dog shit.

I tell you one thing once arriving in Berlin I did realize one thing. That they had some of best looking Middle Eastern women I have seen. Okay and a second thing. THEY HAVE THE F’N MC RIB!!!!! Berlin was a cool spot. It reminded me so much of Brooklyn with the streets, shops, restaurants and diversity. Its definitely worth going back.

The video above was inspired by one of my favorite websites www.creativecontrol.tv. Sometimes stripping it down to just black and white helps tell a better story because all the other visuals are gone. You are only left to observe the characters and what is really going on. I kind of dug that whole vibe I got from it and decided to add it to my repertoire.


Classic

So its mid season here in the PLFA and I have to admit things are going as normal. I know this happens to every team but by mid season almost every little thing pisses everyone off. I was with my buddy Piotr today and he said something that made me think. As he exited bus he said something to the effect of “I bet you didn’t know football will be like this in Poland”? That really made me think. It really isn’t Poland this thing happens everywhere. We are going through the typical guys quitting the team, players hating the coaches, people complaining about playing time, players hating each other, guys wanting the ball, coaches aggravated about game production etc. Now I am sure someone is going to say why am I putting the teams business out there like that. If you are one of those people you can look @ the picture above. Everybody has facebook and everyone on our team post up every little damn thing that happens so this shit is old news already so ease up.

So as i was saying I thought back to my college days and high school days and it was the same kind of story. Now don’t get me wrong it is still on another level out here in Poland, but the same stuff happens. For example by mid season of my senior year when we weren’t winning everyone was like this is some bullshit. Its this dudes fault. I couldn’t stand my coaches at all. Please it is well documented that I thought Andy Cohen was my worst defensive line coach of all time and coach Tric that is a whole other issue. Every year we also had someone quit the team by mid season. Josh Quaye was the most notable of the four years. We had Aaron “All Day” Dennis pissed about his playing time (even though it was obvious to the whole team that he deserved that shit).  Its been close to 10 years and I still haven’t got over running option into the boundary against Lehigh.

Its weird but some of the same bullshit continues everywhere in football. But why does this happen? When you are not winning games or the team is not playing at the level they are capable of it creates tension. I know for sure we aren’t really WINNING games. When you are winning and winning big the minor shit you live with. Well not in all cases like last season, but you get the point. So how do you correct it? Its simple I believe. Just shut the fuck up and start winning. And win big. So do like the picture says Everyone Calm the Fuck Down and focus on doing what you need to do to win.

Yup it has. And why??? Well we just got internet in the house so I pretty much couldn’t upload videos and trust I know that you guys aren’t the least bit interested in my ramblings no matter how poignant (Ha! had to look the spelling up in google) they may be.

Well if you are coming to see the craziness you will have to wait a little longer. I guess for now it is time to dwell on the positives of Euro Jones and the strides that have been made. For one the Super Flag Bol season kicks off next week and everything it took to lead up to that has been the most stressful and hardest thing I have had to do. On top of being the President I am the web designer, videographer, photographer, beat writer, referee, and everything else. Don’t get me wrong I have a good group of guys making sure these kids are developing and after 6 months of training some of these dudes are freaking legit. Like serious ballers that need to be playing now. Its crazy how much better all the teams in Wroclaw will be. There are 3 teams out here. The Crew, The Owls, and The Devils and we all will have some good players to choose from in near future.

But back to the good. March was Pep Rally month. I spent the whole month trying to organize American style Pep Rallies to introduce the teams to the school. We had the art department of the schools get involved to create a school logo. We then had the school have a vote on what the name of the team should be. At the pep rally we gave away prizes to the winners. To be honest two of the 3 turned out well. One we had some creative differences and I kind of 86’ed the whole thing. Hell  they tried to tell me how to put together a pep rally when they have never done one before and because SFB is my product I did not want my brand looking like boo boo because of someone else. Anyway these were the results.

The Panthers

The Mad Bulls

The Bloody Teddy Bears

The Spartans

You can check out the full roster @ www.superflagbol.com to see the full picture roster as well and pics from the Pep Rally.

So ummmm that ain’t it yet.  It took about three months to finish this site and it isn’t completely done yet. I kind of accidentally published it before it was ready. Things happen you know. But besides that we have played some exhibition games during halftime of The Crew games to give the city a taste of what is going on.  But moving forward things are looking promising. I met with the VP of Wroclaw to discuss opportunities to expand Super Flag Bol into other schools, I am meeting today with some people from the US Embassy to show them the SFB project, and we have a school that has decide to make American Football part of their gym curriculum starting next year that we will be teaching. This will be the first school in Poland to do so. We also have an overnight football camp planned for this summer for kids that will be going on in Bielawa and we are going to be putting together a SFB Allstar Team  team that will be able to compete nationally against other flag teams. Of course we will have the best team. Why wouldn’t we.

So sorry for taking forever and talking about the positive but hell some shit is going good so why not talk about. I really want to thank the few that have really been behind this project and actually support progress. You will be shocked how something that is actually help building better people and helping kids actually has groups who care not to see this succeed. Its crazy. Really there are only a handful of people that get that this is how we can change a lot things for the better so again I appreciate all of those who have put the time and effort in with these kids and teachers to make them believe.

Below are some videos that have already made their rounds on youtube but if you have missed out you can get a glimpse of what Super Flag Bol has been doing. Enjoy.

PS. I directed and edited these videos so I don’t want any negative comments about them. I’m sensitive about my shit.

Spartans Pep Rally

SFB Mini Camp

Mad Bulls vs Bloody Teddy Bears

Little known fact was that growing up I had a few shows that I loved that most people would have never guessed. “Are You Being Served” was one of them (If you don’t know about this show you need to step your game up) “The Gary Shandling Show” and “Three’s Company”.  For some reason I thought Jack Tripper was one of the coolest dudes out there. For that reason I always wanted to live with two women. Nothing sexual at all just always thought it would be cool.  Now I didn’t know the actual plot of the show until I was about 21 (Yeah he was pretending to be gay so that the landlord, Mr. and Mrs. Roper, would allow him to be in the apartment).

So how does this have anything to do with me now? Well I am apartment hunting now and it just dawned on me that I have the opportunity to pull this off. I have  several apartments to look out before the months out and I am going to try to cross off one part of my life to do list. Become the Black Jack Tripper. Actually its now Black Tripper.  Granted I could be getting myself into a world of problems especially one place I am looking at has 4 girls living there (I don’t see anything good to even possibly come out of that) and only one bathroom.

Wish me luck on my hunting and hopefully I land the perfect place.

Again for those who have not read the last post.  I AM NOT GOING TO THE OWLS.!!!!!!! I NEVER WAS GOING THERE!!!!!! IT WAS A GAG!!!!! GET OVER IT!!!!!!

IF YOU ARE DUMB DON’T READ MY BLOG PLEASE. I BEG YOU. GO WASTE YOUR TIME ON WWW.SPANKWIRE.COM ( I RECOMMEND EVA ANGELINA BY THE WAY ;-). GOOD TIMES )

YOU DO NOT GET SARCASM AT ALL AND YOU HAVE NOT SEEN FROM THE FIRST ENTRY THAT I USE A LOT OF MY TIME MAKING FUN OF MY LIFE. 

IF YOU SEE A POST GO READ A COLORING BOOK (FOR THE DUMB THIS IS ANOTHER  JOKE. YOU CAN’T READ COLORING BOOKS. GET IT)

I DONT CARE IF I POST “I JUST GOT YOUR MOM PREGNANT” OR THAT “I RESCUED 10 PEOPLE FROM A BURNING PIEROGI FACTORY” DO NOT READ THIS BLOG BECAUSE IT IS NOT FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE DUMB!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM IT PLEASE.

NOW IF YOU ARE UPSET WITH WHAT I JUST WROTE BECAUSE I CALLED YOU DUMB……

THAT MEANS YOU DIDNT READ THE TITLE. I JUST TOLD YOUR DUMB ASS NOT READ THIS YOU DUMB PRICK.

PEACE & LOVE

this is only directed at the dip shits that are affiliated with the PLFA that had some ignorant shit to say. For my friends at home and those of you who are not connected with the league I can understand how this is confusing. But the dumb fucks in the league like players, coaches, and presidents who decided to complain and say negative things yes you are dumb as hell.  NOPE you are all wrong so don’t try and defend what you said by blaming me. Stop gossiping like a bunch of females and man up. 

First let me thank everyone who had a comment on all the forums.  I appreciate all the hate and some very good insults from people.  Ummmmm I was never going to the Owls. I wouldn’t leave Warsaw for the one reason of happy hour at TGI Fridays and I have a 12 month lease on my apt. But because people are dumb  errr……need a reason to gossip on these message boards and complain about something I figured I would help out. The response was soo predictable.

Now some can say this was a dick move by me to post that. Yes Yes I am the evil Aki Jones trying to destroy this league. But if you have been reading and watching the videos, and I know you have :-), I joke around a lot and I’m a little bit of an asshole. I give credit to those who could easily realize that this was a joke. If you read the tags you might have thought this couldn’t be right because WHY WOULD I GO PLAY IN THE SECOND LEAGUE !!!!!!!!! WOULD THAT MAKE SENSE!!!!!!!  

So now everyone hates me.  Yup its my fault that the not so intelligent people rush to judgement and say stupid things because I forced them to say mean and nasty things and I should not have played such a cruel joke. Boo hoo hoo hoo quit crying. Rule number one think before you speak and second make sure you have all the facts before you begin to open your mouth. So now that this is over with you can stop complaining about people cheating.

While I will be in schools next week doing presentations all week about how great American Football is and promoting the Championship Game so that we can get the highest ever attendance for a game that I am not even playing in will you be on the forum talking about that.  How many of you are going to be putting up posters and trying to bring everyone you know to the game. Nope you won’t be doing that. Will everyone be there to cheer on The Crew and The Miners to show support for this league as a whole or will most of you sit back and say how much you hate both teams and don’t want to watch.  So everyone who talked shit how about you call me today, tomorrow, Sunday  and come help me with the American Football presentations that we have all next week. +48 510 956 390 that is my number. Lets see how many phone calls i get since I need to get out of the league. Since I am not doing anything but being selfish. I bet I don’t get one phone call. The first presentation is Monday the 12th. We actually have 4 in one day. So if you are not doing your part you should keep quiet.

As for that photo that was from when myself, Kazui, Lance and some Crew players went to play flag football so we can film it and show kids how the game looks live, how to make formations, and what certain positions do. Yeah always trying to help.

By the way all of you should apologize to The Owls for the things that have been said against them. I have a lot of respect for those dudes and when it is time for someone to help me I can always count on them.  

Peace and Love from The Black Plague  aka Aki “Euro” Jones