Sunday, May 20, 2012

Crosstown Polo

Holy crap, a blog entry!

Memphis polo was invited to play at Bikesploitation film festival this year. A good time was had by all. Except Adam, but that goes without saying (just kidding). We've played exhibition games before, at the Midnight Classic, and I was expecting the same bemused indifference from the crowd, but it seemed like people were a little more interested this time. Got one complete newbie out there, although I think he may have been a friend of a player.

The spot itself was pretty epic, on top of the crumbling Sears Crosstown building's parking garage. The court was...interesting? Very very grippy, tore the crap out of mallet heads and really grabbed the ball, yet still managed to feel slippier than regular asphalt. That, combined with the extra short court, made for a kinda frantic session, but we did at least get to play on a regulation width (60 feet).

Took a few pictures with Cara's camera - sure she has some more and better ones to share, but for now here's a few. Whole set is on the flickr.

Does Andy just always look this serene, or is it the whole Jesus connection?

Andy's forearm makes him look like Popeye. Kermit looks like if Gilligan were a farmer.


Kermit's peekin' out the pit.

Something is very interesting slightly out of frame. Also, check out how Kermit is holding his mallet.


  1. what happened to that photo of me falling forward and the ball a few inches above my head?

  2. You always have balls inches from your head so it was like, why post?

  3. these were just the pictures he took. i spose he didnt want to steal my photo cred? and dude, im lazy as shit, so it might take awhile before you see that one :)

  4. Gilligan-er gotta the ball... What's wrong with the mallet hold?