September 14, 2005

Season set to open

Sunday Morning Road Hockey's 15th season will open October 16. The regular debut will be preceded by an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 2, and an optional exhibition scrimmage the following week.

Meanwhile, one of the league's last remaining founding father's, the Living Legend, is refuting rumors that his long and storied career is in peril because of newfound sideline distractions.

"I'm in shape, and I'm ready to play," says the veteran forward, who concedes his Sunday time is no longer totally his own. "But I may not be striving for any Ironman records anymore."

But even as one stalwart affirms his commitment to the game, another seems to be in the twilight of his career, as longtime road hockey beat reporter, Jay Suburb, has announced his semi-retirement, scaling back his role in the online road hockey bible,, to editing and occasional feature filings.

"I feel like I'm just running out of words," says Suburb. "It's been starting to feel like work, and I want to enjoy the game again."

However, Suburb assures readers and players the website, which has been bringing the story of Sunday Morning Road Hockey to the world for almost ten years, will continue to be a lively and entertaining place.

"It's time for the roadsters to pick up the ball, so to speak," says Suburb, enjoying his off-season for the first time in his life. "This has always been their website, and now they'll have to take that to heart. I hope they're up for it."

Posted by jaysuburb at September 14, 2005 07:44 PM

Posted by: Hired Gun Dixon Tam at September 27, 2005 04:16 AM

Yessirree it won't be the same without Jay Suburb the wordsmith.

Posted by: * Boy at September 24, 2005 01:39 PM

Could this be the beginning of the end for How good can it be without Jay Suburb?

Posted by: Paul Nine at September 23, 2005 05:03 AM

The world has turned upside down.

Posted by: billy idol at September 21, 2005 04:08 PM

i will be there oct 2, i will be leaving oct 5 for asia. Congratulations on Living Legend mail order bride

Posted by: lobsterboy at September 19, 2005 09:20 AM

Looks like Oct.2 will be a goalie-less training camp day. Could we move training camp a few weeks?

By the way, congratulations to Wendel on the new addition to his family!!!!!

Posted by: Beetle Boy at September 18, 2005 05:03 PM

did the legend welcome a baby legend?

Posted by: Road Warrior at September 17, 2005 07:41 AM

I will also be away on October 2, we are going out of town to attend a cousin's wedding. I might be able to make a Thanksgiving weekend game although my availability is much less predictable with a 2-month old daughter now ruling the home. Legend do you have league sanctioning for your newfound sideline distraction??

Posted by: wendel at September 15, 2005 10:36 PM

I too will be away Oct 2nd. still down in san fran, don't get back until the 3rd. and the weekend of thanksgiving i'll be out of town. boy. this might be a pretty gory start to the season for the goaltenders...

Posted by: pfg at September 15, 2005 04:13 PM

I will be out of town after Oct 2. Elvis you said reared, ehehehehe in your email! Will there be some sort of ceremony in awarding the stanley stickto the VICTORS on oct 2?

Posted by: lobsterboy at September 15, 2005 12:25 PM

"...newfound sideline distractions"? I can't believe the Living Legend could possibly have anything other than Sunday Morning Road Hockey in his life (except maybe work from an ungrateful, exploitative employer). Could this be the end? Will Sunday Morning Road Hockey ever be the same?

Oh well...good luck to all of you on your 15th season. That's quite an accomplishment.



Posted by: Whirling Dirvish at September 14, 2005 08:16 PM