Friday, December 15, 2006

O,RYH...Fall 1998

Matthew recollects...While "Offense, Raise Your Hands" was a very clever name, there were a few of us who thought that it might be confusing, especially when we were on defense.

So at our first game (Fall 1998), Rob and I were intent on coming up with a new name. Throughout the game, each of us would toss out a suggestion and then begin shouting it from the sideline, both in an effort to rally the troops and to see if any of the monikers would stick. I can't remember what any of the attempted names were, but there were many.

At some point, just as our opponents were mounting a comeback, I called out,"Come on, we're moving like a bunch of slugs!"

Rob apparently heard "bunch of sludge" and said, "Ooh, that's a good one." He then began shouting,"Let's go, Sludge!" and the rest, as they say, is history.

Incidentally, as clique league commissioner, I tried to spiff it up a bit, making it "Industrial Sludge" on the league roster, but the adjective was quickly dropped. Also, once Rob supplied us with our trademark brown shirts, there were a few attempts to come up with a new (better?) brown-themed name. The only one of these I remember, though, was Mocha Latte (which I still think was a pretty good suggestion).moalt

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