There is something about playing a sport in the rain. I dont care what it is (except maybe golf..). Braving the elements and having the rain drops pour off of you just makes you feel like you are in one of those underdog movies preparing to take on the world. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but if you have ever played a sport in the rain you know what I mean. In my mind, it gives the sport more character. Last night at rugby practice we were literally were practicing from the second it started running to when it stopped and by the time it stopped, man, it was cold. Having been a soccer player for so long, I have come to appreciate how hard it is to control a ball when the ground is wet. Now playing rugby, I am realizing the same thing. Numerous times during practice, people would literally bounce the ball from hand to hand up to five times and still drop it. The ball was straight up elusive last night. But that made it all the more fun and adrenaline pumping when you successfully caught or completed a pass. Only downside to practicing in the rain and cold for me is the long walk home.. it is just about a mile from hooker fields to granville and I had the pleasure of walking back completely soaked while bracing myself against the freezing cold wind. Luckily, I made it back and am not sick today so it was once again all worth it.