Thursday, August 30, 2007

What’s Next, Hail?

After encountering a field full of frogs on its first day of training, the USA arrived at the Shenhua FC training facility to find hundreds of large dragon flies buzzing around. We’re talking three-inch insects, easily. While we wouldn’t quite call it a swarm…ok, it was sort of a swarm…the dragon flies seemed to be adept at avoiding the U.S. players, although they seemed to enjoy flying among them, and there were no player-to-dragon fly collisions reported. It’s difficult to describe just how many dragon flies there were, but suffice it to say that the U.S. players had never seen anything like it. Funny thing…the frogs were gone. You’d think with all those yummy dragon flies around, the frogs would have been having a smorgasbord. The players were told by their team liaison that when the dragon flies were flying that low to the ground, it meant rain was coming within the hour. Rain definitely threatened, but never materialized.

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