October 2006


Larry Johnson vs Seattle Oct. 29, 2006

Larry Johnson had 39 carries for 155 yards on Sunday as Kansas City beat Seattle 35-28.

Kanata, ON – The season may be changing into a cold winter, but the hot
Irish Stout continue with their winning ways defeating a revamped French
Foreign Legion team 25-13 in scintillating 5on5 action at legendary
Entrust Cryptography Field.

The Stout got started after improving Legion QB Peter Arseneau was
intercepted by league interception leader Kirk Ireland. The Stout drove
down to the Legion 1 yard line, but failed to convert as OFL veteran
Sean Hope (recently lured out of retirement by a lucrative contract
offer of a 6 pack of TimBits) failed to hold on to a pass.

The Legion then began driving the full length of the field, but Ireland
once again stopped the drive with an interception, setting up the Stout
at midfield. “This is murder on my manicure, but anything for the team,
I suppose,” quipped the well-coiffed receiver after the game. Passing
touchdown leader Paul McRae quickly converted, hitting Ireland for the
first touchdown of the game in the left corner. Once again, Hope had
trouble pulling in the conversion pass and the Stout were left leading
6-0. “Dude, if you were as zonked on benadryl as I am, you might have
missed that one too,” mused Hope, “I just hope this cough isn’t
something terminal.”

Undaunted, the Legion drove the length of the field and scored on a
beautiful teardrop pass from Arseneau to Legion standout Louis Aubin.
The Stout, however, answered this with a Dan Murdock touchdown as the
big tight end blew past rookie safety Matias Madou on a post corner
route. Murdock also converted on the PAT pass to put the Stout up 13-6.
“Did you check out my cleats on that one?” inquired Murdock, “I think
they looked particularly good that time.”

The plucky Legion squad, utilizing newly signed receiver Mike Duford,
drove to midfield where Louis “Michael Vick” Aubin scrambled in for the
touchdown. “Sure, if he wants to take advantage of a fat, old guy, he
can do that,” said nose tackle McRae, “but a real man would throw a
touchdown as I have 41 times this year, not run scared like a
nancy-boy.” A controversial conversion by Duford from backup QB Yves
Charron tied the game at 13-13. Unfortunately, Charron’s video camera
is still in the shop, so no replay was available.

This was all the Stout needed to focus their energies as they drove down
and scored on a Sean Hope reception. The Legion failed to score on
their last possession, but not until a scrambling Yves Charron did the
proverbial ‘Earl Campbell’ on Stout linebacker Dan Murdock. Murdock
recovered from the collision, but was heard calling Ben Roethlisberger
for advice on a good neurologist after the game.

The Stout wrapped up the scoring on an incredible Bevan Watkiss
reception over Duford, incredible on two counts, (1) Watkiss actually
caught the ball and held on and (2) Watkiss actually caught the ball
and held on.

The Stout improve to 8-1 while the Legion fall to 1-8. Notable
statistical milestones include McRae throwing his 41st TD of the
season and getting closer to besting his own league record of 48 while
Ireland boosted his Defensive Player of the Year candidacy by taking the
league lead in interceptions with 7. Due to a rare statistical error by
the Elias Sports Bureau, big tight end Dan Murdock now trails Ireland
in the league’s scoring race, but remains confident that his new
cleats will allow him to close the gap in ensuing weeks.

Box Score
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Irish Stout 25, French Foreign Legion 13

October 26, 2006

Receiving
=========

Stout
-----

Ireland 1 TD
Murdock 1 TD, 1 PAT
Hope 1 TD
Watkiss 1 TD

Legion
------

Aubin 1 TD
Duford 1 PAT

Rushing
=======

Aubin 1 TD

Passing
=======

Stout
-----

McRae 4 TD passes, 1 PAT, 0 INT

Legion
------

Arseneau 1 TD pass; 2 INT
Charron 1 PAT

Defense
=======

Stout
-----

Ireland 2 INT

OFL Season Statistics

Passing
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TD Passes     INTS

McRae           41          11
Charron          8           4
Arseneau         8           4
Aubin            4           6
Murdock          1           0
Elabd            0           1

Receiving
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TD Receptions  PAT

Ireland          16          4
Murdock          15          6
Aubin            12          5
Watkiss           9          2
Arseneau          5          1
Elabd             2          0
Charron           2          2
Hope              1          0
McRae             1          1
Duford            0          1

Rushing
-------

TD Rushing    PAT

Aubin             1          0


Defense
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Interceptions

Ireland           7
Aubin             6
Charron           5
Murdock           5
Watkiss           3

Kanata, ON – On an overcast day, a sparkling exhibition of football
was put on at historic Entrust Cryptography Field by the Irish Stout
and the French Foreign Legion squads.

The Legion jumped on top of the Stout with a Louis Aubin touchdown in
the early going from emerging star QB Peter Arseneau. The Stout
responded with a tying score by big tight end Dan Murdock in the right
corner of the endzone. Undaunted, the Legion scored again, hitting
Yves Charron on a comeback pattern. The Stout bogged down and punted,
but on the next possession, Bevan Watkiss came down with an
interception to stunt the Legion drive. Unfortunately, the Stout
could not convert their good fortune and punted again.

Late in the game, Kirk Ireland, returning to the Stout squad after
missing the last game to recover from plastic surgery to make him even
better looking, intercepted a Legion pass and returned the ball to
midfield. From there, Stout QB Paul McRae hit him in the endzone for
the tying score and then connected again for the go ahead PAT. After
stopping the Legion on their last gasp possession, the Stout scored the
insurance TD on a pass from McRae to Ireland and then Dan Murdock
connected with Ireland again on the PAT.

Clearly, the OFL has become a much more competitive league in recent
weeks. Record crowds are expected for next week’s matchup of the 7-1
Irish Stout and 1-7 French Foreign Legion, held at the usual place at
the usual time.

Box Score
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Irish Stout 20, French Foreign Legion 12

October 19, 2006

Receiving
=========

Stout
-----

Ireland 2 TD, 2 PAT
Murdock 1 TD

Legion
------

Aubin 1 TD
Charron 1 TD

Passing
=======

Stout
-----

McRae 3 TD passes, 1 PAT, zero (0, nada, bupkes) INT
Murdock 1 PAT

Legion
------

Arseneau 1 TD pass; 1 INT
Aubin 1 TD pass; 1 INT

Defense
=======

Stout
-----

Watkiss 1 INT
Ireland 1 INT

OFL Season Statistics
---------------------

Passing
-------

TD Passes INTS

McRae 37 11
Charron 8 4
Arseneau 7 2
Aubin 4 6
Murdock 1 0
Elabd 0 1

Receiving
---------

TD Receptions PAT

Ireland 15 4
Murdock 14 5
Aubin 11 5
Watkiss 8 2
Arseneau 5 1
Elabd 2 0
Charron 2 2
McRae 1 1

Defense
-------

Interceptions

Aubin 6
Charron 5
Murdock 5
Ireland 5
Watkiss 3

Kanata, ON – Friday the 13th came one day early for Irish Stouts. On
a rain soaked field,under a bitterly cold North-West wind, the French
Foreign Legion squad erupted for 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions en
route to a 41-12 victory in OFL play.

The Stouts suspected it would be a long hard day when their all-star
receiver Kirk Ireland was under the weather and could not play. When
Legionnaire Mohammed Elabd failed to show, the teams decided to play
3-on-3. This played to the Legion’s advantage as their receivers found
it easier to get open on the field. But the story of this game was the
6 (!) interceptions thrown the by usually reliable Irish QB Paul McRae.
The Stouts failed to generate any kind of team momentum.

There were some questionable calls late in the game — on truly
remarkable receptions by Irish receivers Louis Aubin; and later, Peter
Arseneau in the end-zone. With Yves Charron’s camera in the shop,
neither team could resort to video replay.

Maybe this will be fixed for next game.

Box Score
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French Foreign Legion 41, Irish Stout 12

October 12, 2006

Receiving
=========

Stout
-----

Watkiss 1 TD
Murdock 1 TD

Legion
------

Arseneau 2 TD
Aubin 3 TD; 4 PAT
Charron 1 TD; 1 PAT

Passing
=======

Stout
-----

McRae 2 TD passes; 6 INT

Legion
------

Arseneau 3 TD passes; 3 PAT
Aubin 1 TD pass
Charron 2 TD passes; 2 PAT

Defense
=======

Legion
------

Aubin 2 INT
Charron 4 INT

KANATA, ON — A tight game between the two fierce OFL rivals was only
broken open in the late going when the Irish Stout’s QB nonpareil, Paul
McRae, threw two long touchdowns to pull away from a plucky French
Foreign Legion squad that gave the Stout all they could handle on a
beautiful afternoon for football at Entrust Cryptography Field.

After moving well on offense, the Legion failed to score. McRae threw
a rainbow to Kirk Ireland and the league’s leading scorer danced in for
the first touchdown of the game. After eschewing the punt, the Legion
left a short field for the Stout and husky tight end Dan Murdock made
them pay, scoring his first touchdown of the game.

Following a rare Stout punt, the Legion replied with a steady drive
and a Louis Aubin TD to make the score 12-7. However, McRae and Ireland
responded with another long scoring connection over bewildered defender,
Mo Elabd. “You try doing this without food or water,” he commented,
“Wait until next month when we will kick your infidel asses!”

Murdock interceptions blunted (no pun intended) three Legion drives
deep into Stout territory. McRae also uncharacteristically threw three
picks, the last one a meaningless turnover on the game’s last play.
Legion CB/WR Louis Aubin was seemingly everywhere on the field,
defending passes and scoring touchdowns, including one on an
interception return. “If only I could throw and catch my own passes,
I wouldn’t need these putzes!” he exclaimed, exhibiting the team first
attitude he is famous for.

The Legion closed to within 24-19, but long touchdowns to Murdock and
rookie Bevan Watkiss extinguished any hopes of an upset. Disaster was
narrowly averted as defender Yves Charron barely avoided being hurt by
Watkiss’s celebratory waving of his cement hands in the air,

Box Score
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Irish Stout 36, French Foreign Legion 19
October 5, 2006

Receiving
=========
Stout
-----
Watkiss 1 TD (!)
Ireland 3 TD's
Murdock 2 TD

Legion
------
Aubin 3 TD, 1 PAT (1 on INT return)

Passing
=======
Stout
-----
McRae 6 TD passes, 3 INT's

Legion
------
Charron 1 TD pass, 1 INT
Arseneau 1 TD, 1 INT
Elabd 1 INT

Defense
=======
Stout
-----
Murdock 3 INT

Legion
-----
Aubin 3 INT