Wednesday, Mid week: Just a friendly reminder: The Strikers
Football Team, The Strikers Football Team managed to split a point with the
reigning NASL champions, Minnesota. These first two games mark an unprecedented
Eight game unbeaten streak by Ft. Lauderdale dating back to last September!
They also mark #24 GK M. Glaeser 180mins of shutout goalkeeping brilliance.
Mid week, Hump Day: I would like to take this next paragraph, and
address a little ‘hiccup’ of sorts that happened at last Sat (4/14)’s game.
During the singing of our (United States) National Anthem, I couldn’t help but
overhearing loud, unruly catcalls and sarcastic chatter emanating from deep
within Section 115-Our Section. “…and the rockets red glare, the bombs
bursting in air…” That sends chills down my spine, and to have
rambunctious individuals disrespecting all that a lot of Men and Women have
fought hard and died for, it’s just not right. So please, don’t harbor any ill
will towards yours truly: I’m just calling everyone out, just like Kyle and I
have been called out-and a lot of cases kicked out of. And please, anytime
there’s ANY National Anthem being played (our Football Club plays in an
international league, so we are gonna have to sit through Canada’s, and Puerto
Rico’s anthems–specially the latter which we play next Wed 4/25):
- At the start of the national anthem, everyone present should stop
what they are doing and stand quietly until the anthem is completed. Do not
engage in other activities during the anthem even if you are at a casual sporting event.
- Singing along with the anthem is appropriate but not required.
- Any man who is wearing a hat that is not part of a military,
police or firefighter’s uniform should remove
it when the anthem begins. A man should hold his hat in his right hand with the
hand over his heart as the anthem plays. Federal guidelines do not say women
should take off their hats, but the Emily Post etiquette website recommends
that women remove baseball-style caps.
- The U.S. Code says that civilians should place their right hands
over their hearts and that those in uniform should salute while the anthem plays.
Active duty military who are out of uniform and veterans may also offer a
This Sat 4/21 The Strikers travel to San Antonio, Texas to continue the christening celebrations of our newest NASL franchise: The Scorpions. Puerto Rico left them with a 4-Nil scoreboard last week, let’s see if we can bless’em with Two or Three love bits at Heroes Stadium. And maybe we can get Scorpion’s supporter group President James Hope to don a MiamiUltras scarf and have him sing Glory, Glory to The Strikers. Of course, MiamiUltras President Uncle Ed will have to do the same if–err, let’s not discuss other outcomes….-D