Noris God to the rescue in Red versus White
The talk all week was that White was going to walk all over Red in Sunday's game. Red was going to be missing their Captain who was to be at the airport picking up his Mum. They were also going to be missing the so called "team glue" in loud mouth defensive stalwart Chase. But Alex Cuthbert, Paul's wife, had other ideas.
Faced with a looming visit from her mother in law Alex decided to take a new route in preventing this age old nightmare. She decided to pray to the Norris God of protective guardianship, Hlin. And Hlin responded in a way that only a Norris God might. Hlin voiced her frustration through the eruption of the icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull. The eruption has disrupted travel world wide. Grounding planes and stranding millions of Europeans, including Paul's Mum.
Due to this saving grace for Alex, and for Red, Paul was able to play. And play he did, taking his grief over his missing Mum out on Kevin and the White team. Some might say white was missing two of its better players. That their captain was not up to par. Or that they had to start short handed. But Red had to play short handed in its only loss and no one has accepted those complaints. Besides that, 7 of the 9 goals were scored after white had 7 players on the field.
No, excuses don't account for Red's highest scouring output of the season. This win is for Alex and her new goddess Hlin. And thanks to these prayers Paul's mum wont be in anytime soon. Meaning he will be available for both Satrday and Sundays games. If he isn't too old to heal, the team "glue" Chase should also be back, although super keeper Chuck may miss their matchup with Blue.
Team Red is already pushing for Alex to take up prayers to both Ulr, the god of glory, and Eir, the goddess of medicine. As the only team to beat black, with a little Norris inspiration they may just return to first place after this weekends games!