May 17, 2006

Mickey Mouse sport

Whenever one of Huesca's sporting teams are due to play a home match posters appear on the walls of the Coso in the preceding week alerting the unenthusiastic public to the existence of the forthcoming fixture. FĂștbol, baloncesto, balonmano - so far I've only been to the first of these. I've had little acquaintance with basketball in my life, save a term or two in the gym at school, and none whatsoever with handball - in fact I never even saw one of the balls until I picked one up where somebody had left it, just a few weeks ago. Perhaps that ought to change: this week's poster advertises an upcoming clash between Huesca's team and Ciudad Encantada. Limited though my Spanish still remains, I have enough to understand Enchanted City: or, to translate a little more freely, Huesca are taking on the Magic Kingdom.

Unavoidably, it's Disneyland that comes to mind: one envisages team made up of Disney characters and those appropriated by Disney, such as Winnie-the-Pooh: Mickey Mouse lining up with Pluto and Goofy and "all his friends". I have, as I say, no idea at all about balonmano and I wouldn't pay to go to Disneyland - matter of fact I probably wouldn't go there if you paid me - but it'd be worth a dozen or so euros to watch Donald Duck getting taken out off the ball.


At May 18, 2006 11:55 am, Anonymous Sean said...

Can't Beat The Feeling eh?

At May 18, 2006 4:35 pm, Blogger Philip said...

Balonmano is presumably "hand ball". For wankers only, by the sound.

What about pelota? I understand it's a sort of basketball where you have to carry your own basket.


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