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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Relax and Let It Happen - TX Live

In this week’s GMOT, I would like to discuss the topic of beauty. As far as I know, there are two major types of beauty – internal and external. In typical Relax fashion, we have an overwhelming quantity of both.

The external component is obvious. When I see post-championship photos of our team, smiles abreast the group, pointing in unified strength, I get chills. It reminds me of Team Iceland from D2. Not only are our bis, tris and glutes chiseled straight from marble, but our ancestry has gifted us with piercing blue eyes and shiny blond flow (metaphorically, of course).

But internally is where our beauty burns at its fiercest flame. Beyond Relax’s more obvious catchphrase, there are another few words that guide our collective moral compass – generosity of spirit. Relax is constantly giving – to our friends and loved ones, to our fans, to our community and to the world. Instead of hoarding our best qualities and selfishly keeping our best traits close, we spread our glory everywhere we can – like jelly on a freshly toasted English muffin, making sure the fruity goodness fills every nook and cranny we can find.

We’re not asking you to voice your gratitude. We know you appreciate, envy and idolize us. And though we’re not asking you to say thank you out loud, we will say you’re welcome.  You’re welcome for all we have done in the past, what we do real-time in each and every moment, and all we will do for you in the future. We improve every soul we touch with little to no effort – we improve every soul by simply being. Don’t feel pressured to say you owe everything to us. Mama knows child… mama knows.

God bless us, every one – but especially Relax. Smooches y’all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ball Blastin' Hood Rats - TX Republic

The day is finally here y’all! I don’t know about Box Kicks $aaS, but us Ball Blastin Hood Rats have been looking forward to this game since we first got our schedule. And let me tell you, we are getting pumped like we’re about to go to a 90’s dance party where they’re playing all the hits.
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Why are the Ball Blastin Hood Rats so excited you ask? Well besides the fact that it’s been a whole friggin week since we’ve been able to blast some balls, there’s a special someone on the other side…a former Hood Rat if you will. I believe: “once a Hood Rat, always a Hood Rat”, but he does have an excuse since he was on our team back when we were Snappin Da Base. Regardless, we’re gonna make this game real special/awkward for Box!
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Last week we went up against Kick Their Balls, a righteous team of players. For reals, these guys were a blast to play against, even in all the mud. We’re now at 2 and 2 for the season and looking to continue to tack on the wins for better positioning during playoffs. I’m sure Box will be looking to do the same, but I predict that going up against a rowdier-than-normal team of Ball Blasters will not make this the best week for them!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kickin' the Punt - TX Live

Kick in the pink….er I mean PUNT!!

Our mish-mosh of players has proven to be a great collective of folks. Regardless of our playing ability, this team member is just happy to arrive and chat with some other super cool folks. At last week’s nasty cold game most all of our team showed up and thanks to the generous donation of hot (decaf!) coffee we survived the chill to have a fun game. One member even showed up super sick and stuck it out as long as he could! Get better man, we missed you.

We also hope that our original mascot made a noticeable arrival to the league.  Punty has been replicated now and its twin is Pinky. AND, not to be shown up, we have a couple of flying flamingos flapping like hell in the wind and cheering us along. Kickin the Punt has some bad ass pink, long necked, bird like, large billed, beautiful members and supporters. We hope they will be merry and multiply. For the rest of the league NOT wearing bright pink, feel free to come on over and meet our lovely lovers any time. Why not just come on by and meet the team too!

As for the mid season party, it seemed THAT nights cold proved a bit much and we had a smaller showing. Still, pics were tagged, friends were made, pink (BRIGHT pink) was worn, and drinks were drunk all in the name of Punty. Long may he live.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Find FAST on the Fields!

With our fingers crossed that it doesn't rain one more drop, we're excited to let you know about a new partner! WAKA sports has partnered with an awesome new drink that you’ll be meeting soon:  First Aid Shot Therapy!  F.A.S.T. is brand new to Austin, sold at HEB.  The idea behind the company is pretty sweet:  they make fast-acting medications that you drink!  In fact, I’m told that their Pain medicine work up to 5 times faster than aspirin alone.  They’re not just for the bumps and bruises of no-holds-barred kickball though, they also make a HANGOVER medication in case you overdo it at happy hour!  Blindsided by a pick-up competitive chicken wing eating contest?  They’ve got an Upset Stomach product as well.  Look for their adorable car on Wednesday and Thursday night at the kickball field, they’ll be passing out sample to keeping you pain-free.