The Spartan Brand: Blog 10 - Playing In A Furnace

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Blog Entry #10 (Wednesday, October 1)
Playing in a Furnace

Hello one and all! Welcome to the tenth installment of The Spartan Brand!

I am writing to you again as I sit in class. Don’t worry, my education is not suffering. I can multi-task!

Well, as I alluded to in my last blog, on Saturday we traveled to Bakersfield. It was my first visit to Bakersfield, and I don’t want to offend anyone here, but hopefully it’s my last! The town is nice enough, but it’s literally in the middle of nowhere, and bloody hell is it hot there!

We played at 1 o’clock in the afternoon, and I reckon I got sunstroke after about 15 minutes. It must have been over 100 degrees. It was hot.

The game went to plan though. We won 2-0 and kept up our impressive record of only losing once in ten games so far. Nick The Goose’ Cukar popped up again and scored another typical Goose goal, and Junior got himself on the score sheet again to seal the win.

We had other chances we failed to convert and for about a 15-minute spell in the second half, Bakersfield put us under pressure. We defended very well. Gavin Wenyon at right back was excellent. Anyway, a win’s a win and we’re happy to move on and look forward to our conference opener against Sacramento State on Sunday.

Moving away form SJSU, my beloved Arsenal, who rather embarrassingly got beat on Saturday to little Hull City, bounced back with a 4-0 win over Porto! Come on the Gunners!

In Bakersfield, I roomed with Lewis Sweeney. Lewis is a Manchester United fan. I am not, but despite this, we get on very well, and although I killed him in Jeopardy, we had a good time. Just for you guys who might be interested, Lewis got one question right on Jeopardy. I got seven. So it just goes to prove that Arsenal fans are smarter than Manchester United fans!

Go Spartans!

Ed Brand