It was a dry, hot week in Fort Thomas – until Thursday of course. Then came the threat of rain and storms. Dirc and I went home at lunchtime and put tarps on the back yard.
Looks like we commandeered all the tarps from Great American Ball Park! We were ready for the storms !
Only a light sprinkle that afternoon and everything was dry at 8 pm so we pulled the tarps and started playing. Early in the evening the dream team of Schurr and Hensley dropped a Roy on Zach and Gorman from a 0-6 deficit.
Then about 9:30 or so the rain started. Undaunted, clueless or stupid we kept playing. Light at first, it wasn’t a concern. Then it picked up; we kept playing. The bags got soaked; we kept playing. The boards got really wet; we kept playing. Our clothes were soaked; we kept playing. Loaded with rain, the bags weighed about 2 or 3 lbs. and the geezers with bad shoulders and elbows were starting to suffer.
Near the end of the evening the unthinkable happened. The dream team of Hens and Schurr got Shicked by Gorman and Billy. How did this happen? Well, the bags were heavy and didn’t have the usual play action. They would often clog in the hole and not drop. Technically these were not regulation conditions so this should not count. But popular sentiment seems to be against us. I think the lesser players enjoy the idea of taking down the GOATs.
The capper to all this is the next day I looked at the back yard and the grass was burned where we had the tarps all afternoon in the heat. Lovely. Burned yard and Shicked at the same time.
We’ve played in the snow and now we’ve played in the rain. Is there a postal theme here? “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these TPCA players from the swift completion of their cornhole games.”
Last night we were finally able to play! After many weeks of lockdown and social distancing our governor (Andy not Steve, Johnny) decided to let us gather in groups of 10 or less. Well we might have miscounted by 1 or 2 but we had our TPCA masks on for extra protection! Though our throwing skills were a little rusty we still had a fun night. And there’s always next week.
First outdoor game of 2020 and first time outside in January in our 12 year history! While Australia is burning and Venice is drowning, we get to play cornhole outside in January when we should be freezing under a foot of snow. Should we worry or just keep throwing ? If you can, please make a contribution to our brethren suffering from these catastrophes.
12/26/19 – It was about 60 degrees and we just could not pass up the opportunity to play outside. I mowed the yard on Christmas Day (that was actually thrilling), washed the bags to get the grease off, and got everything out from winter storage. We had a fun time, but no Shicks. Great way to finish off the year.
Dec 5, 2019 – our annual Christmas Beer Exchange and Cornhole Spectacular was held in the JLC Corn-dome in Wilder. We had the usual tasty appetizers, funky Christmas beer and whiskey. Our 7 1/2 team double elimination tournament was won by Dirc and Billy. Runners up were Wally and Dan. Special Yasiel Puig Mother’s day bats were provided by Mark Goetz. Very cool ! Thanks Mark. Peculiar music was provided by Steve Miller and Nick.
A special senior men’s singles competition was initiated late in the evening with George beating the crap out of Tommy 3 games to 0. No prize was awarded. Just satisfaction.
No Shick’s last night. Sorry can owners.
Thanks to Johnny for hosting !
Note – Dirc has won 50% of the tournaments for the last 3 years. Check the blog history if you doubt it. Something has to be done about this.
We may have had one of the best fall Toss Off tournaments ever. The air was crisp, the vibe was n-dimensional, our bags were hot, and we were all in a very competitive, winner take all posture. We had 7 teams of semi-pro players. Dirc and Andy just had it all and laid waste to the rest of us loser wanna-be’s. Gorman and Roy were hopeful but really, really lacked the skills The competition was so hot last night we experienced 2 Shicks. Can’t recall the first round but the 2nd round was Voodoo Doc Schweitzer & Coach Goetz. Well deserved. Great end to the season. We were really challenged in the spring since we had so much rain that we had to use the tarps almost every week. Then in the fall the 6 week drought just killed the grass. What a nightmare for the poor underpaid, overworked, and under appreciated Facilities Manager. Thanks to all in the TPCA Brotherhood for an awesome fun filled 2019. Looking for more fun with bags in 2020.
HOLD THE PRESSES ! Late update. Just noticed that Dirc has won the last 3 Fall Toss Off’s as well as the 2019 Spring Fling and the 2017 Christmas Beer Exchange. Dirc is obviously on a lucky streak with his partners !
Rob and Wally honorably represented TPCA and won the HHS Cheer tournament. For the second year Pastor Roy is the unlikely co-winner of the tournament, once again carried to the winners circle by his partner ! What a nice day and so much fun! Elliott was the winner of the long toss competition at 58 ft ! Thanks to Diane Kroger for putting on such a fun-fundraiser ! Looking forward to next year !
Last night we had a nice visit by John the Sherbet, his son Robby who lives in Portlandia and wears ladies pants and slippers, and his son-in-law Michael ( I can barely standup) the Irish. Aren’t the Irish supposed to be able to hold their whiskey ? Maybe too much time living in Chicago.