Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Cards Get Their Rings

They handed out the hardware at Greenwich High School last night. I passed on the ceremoney, opting for some corned beef with Sandi and Sean. Fortunately Jesse Quinlan was there, and you can read what he has to say.

For me, the most important part of the article is the look into Cardinals football in 2008:
Not only will the Cards graduate a standout senior class, they'll play an 11-game regular-season schedule that is full of challenging obstacles and some tweaks, like a rare matchup against Ridgefield.

In addition to the season-opener against Central and the Thanksgiving Day finale against Staples, Greenwich has another game slated against an out-of-state powerhouse - only this time the Cards won't have to travel more than 1,300 miles to play it.

Actually, the Cards won't even have to leave town for this showdown as they'll host St. Joseph Regional, of Montvale, N.J., in Week 7. The teams tossed around the idea of playing at Giants Stadium, but under that scenario, changes to the rest of the schedule were necessary - something that would have affected other CIAC schools. The Green Knights went 9-2 last season, including a 43-21 victory over perennial power Bergen Catholic in their finale.

Under a CIAC proposal, league title games such as the FCIAC championship would be wiped out and the state tournament expanded to eight teams per division. As soon as next year, the CIAC may also do away with spring football practices, a move that Albonizio opposes.

"Once we lose spring football, we may never get it back," he said. "That's the proposal I'm most concerned about."
I have to level with you - I have just one question in regards to Cardinals football right now (besides "where is the schedule?"), and that is:

When is the Quarterback club golf outing at The Griff? It might be the only time I touch my clubs in 2008...at least, on the golf course.

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