November 2007


Kanata, ON — The much anticipated matchup of the full strength French Foreign Legion against the undefeated Irish Stout failed to live up to expectations as the titans clashed on a chilly day at historic Entrust Cryptography Field. The Legion had finally assembled their best lineup of the season, wily Peter Arseneau would quarterback a squad consisting of sure handed Hongrui Dong, blazing Louis Aubin, athletic Rami Al-Tayeche, and John (not the 49’er) Taylor. The team would have been even stronger if slotback Bogdan Nicolescu had not come down with a virus after having intimate relations with a rodent with a biohazard sticker on it. The league leading Stout lined up with rotund but accurate Paul McRae at QB, big tight end Dan Murdock, rangy Sean Hope, burly Bevan Watkiss, and perfectly coiffed Kirk Ireland, recently returned from the spa.

Nonetheless, even Colts-Patriots could not match the excitement of this one as the teams squared off. The Stout failed to score on their first possession and the Legion attacked right away. Lofting a long pass down the right side of the field, Arseneau had zeroed in on All-OFL receiver Louis Aubin. Aubin dove for the ball, but failed to haul it in. Worse still, he severely injured his knee on the play. Showing the gutsiness that has been his hallmark, Aubin cursed and swore his way back to the huddle to takeover playcalling and QB duties. It would be the Stout, however, that would score first as Kirk Ireland hauled in a McRae TD pass o lead 6-0. Sean Hope would score and convert to push the cushion to 13-0.

Not to be outdone, the Legion scored on a Aubin to Dong completion. Following this, McRae hit Hope again to bulge the lead to 19-6. On their next possession, McRae worked the ball down the field and after lining up at the 5 yard line, Ireland scored on a reverse.

In one of the most courageous moments in OFL history, Aubin hobbled to the line. Like Willis Reed of the 1970 Knicks, Aubin was not to be denied. Blowing by Murdock and hobbling down the field, Aubin pulled in an Arseneau throw to make the final score 25-12. Not a dry eye was to be found, but the valiant Legion could do no more and the Stout were victorious.

November 8, 2007
Stout 25, Legion 12

Receiving
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Hope        2 TD, 1 PAT
Ireland     1 TD
Dong        1 TD
Aubin        1 TD

Rushing
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Ireland     1 TD

Passing
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McRae       3 TD, 1 PAT
Aubin        1 TD, 1 INT
Arseneau   1 TD

Defense
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Ireland       1 INT

The Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson rushed for an NFL record 296 yards on 30 carries against the San Diego Chargers and scored three touchdowns in a 35-14 victory. The amazing rookie scored on runs of 4, and 46 yards and became the first rookie to rush for over 200 yards twice. He now leads the NFL with 1036 yards rushing through 8 games. This is turning into a very special season for the former Oklahoma star.

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Kanata, ON — The Irish Stout football club comprised of OFL leading passer Paul McRae, big tight end Dan Murdock, hirsute receiver Bevan Watkiss and shifty Sean Hope bested the French Foreign Legion squad of Peter Arseneau, Bogdan Nicolescu, Rami Al-Tayeche and John (not the 49’er) Taylor. Both teams played without star players, the Stout were missing All-OFL receiver/DB Kirk Ireland, who was getting a bikini wax, and the Legion was without both star QB/receiver Louis Aubin, who was dealing with a mysterious, possibly sexually transmitted, ailment and big receiver Hongrui Dong, who thought that daylight savings time had already ended.

The Legion got off to a fast start, however, as their wily QB Arseneau took off on a fourth down play and recorded the season’s first rushing TD. After failing to convert, the Legion led 6-0. The Stout responded with a long McRae to Hope touchdown, but also failed to convert. Big Dan Murdock put the Stout ahead for good with a touchdown reception and Hope recorded the conversion on a pass from McRae. “I had to tiptoe past the goose droppings,” Hope stated, “Does anyone have some Purell?”

Playing a man-zone defense, McRae then intercepted Arseneau as the pass bounced off the shoulder of Taylor. The Stout immediately capitalized with a Bevan Watkiss TD caught off his shoetops. The Stout now led 19-6. In the late going, Murdock scored again and the lumbering tight end injured himself loping into the endzone. So, for the ensuing conversion, Murdock took the snap and threw a pretty spiral to McRae, who beat Al-Tayeche to the corner. “To bad I can’t both throw ’em AND catch ’em,” McRae quipped, “Clearly, I also have the best hands on the team.” “He caught it alright,” Murdock responded, “but we had to time his 40 with a calendar.”

November 1, 2007
Stout 26, Legion 6

Receiving
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Hope        1 TD, 1 PAT
Watkiss     1 TD
Murdock     2 TD
McRae       1 PAT

Rushing
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Arseneau    1 TD

Passing
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McRae       4 TD, 1 PAT
Murdock     1 PAT
Arseneau    1 INT

Defense
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McRae       1 INT

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