So here’s the infamous “Yohoonye Field.” This year’s notable addition is the massive boulder I had unearthed by a guy with a backhoe. It’s got a fantastic triangular shape, sits up nice and tall on end, and has a flat surface on the front which is just begging for some kind of plaque or slogan.
You know something like… “Here’s This Idiot’s Seldom Used Football Field”.
Or maybe… “Ray Kinsella Called, And This Won’t End Well…”
But if you want to get sweet and sentimental with me, then maybe we can do something like “Play Like A Kid Today.” Yes, a shameless riff on the old Notre Dame sign, “Play Like A Champion Today” but a reminder that as we get older and fatter, the days to run around like a kid get smaller and smaller, and smaller….
I’m pretty happy with how the Redskins logo turned out. I did it myself this year, as Mr. Cooley’s schedule prevented him from getting over to the place while the weather was good. It’s all about setting up a proper, well measured string grid, and then following all the lines, square by square.
The agronomy of the field is going to take a step up this season, as I’ve not got proper irrigation.
And yeah, I know. I need to do the end zones. That’s a HUGE extra project, with LOTS more paint. Let’s just try to get more efficient next year setting up the field like this, first. Then IF there’s any extra man hours left THINK about tackling the endzones.
Oh, and one last thing: the Black Friday Bowl III was called off due to weather/field conditions. The snow had not yet melted fully off the field, and it was sopping wet. Temps about 38 degrees today, and HELL F’ING NO! I don’t need to run around and get all wet and freezing in that!
NOTE: Pics taken with a DJI Phantom 2 drone, with H2-3D gimbal and GoPro Hero 3+ camera, set to record 30 FPS video at 1080p and also snap hi-res stills every 5 seconds. That high above shot was from about 1,000 feet – don’t worry, was looking attentively for jetliners approaching Dulles at the time, just to be safe! 😉 –
NOTE 2: That’s a target green and bunker for when Yohoonye becomes the driving range. It’s newly seeded/sodded and not ready for her closeup. Check back in the late spring, and we’ll have a nice little tour.