I was chatting with some of my lab students today about football. I mentioned in passing that I would enjoy playing intramural flag football if I had the time. "You guys would probably think it was cool to have Holmes on your team. I could be free safety or something," I said. "I wouldn't want my team depending on you," replied student X. "Would you put me on the line?" "Probably. How fast are you?" "I'm probably faster than you are." From there it was on. I will be racing this student and anyone else in the class who wants in this Thursday at noon. 100 meters on the track. I'll try to get some photo documentation and post it. I know some of the guys in the class will probably beat me, but as long as I beat student X it will be a glorious victory. He was talking smack the rest of class so I'm looking forward to it.
Update: Student X didn't show up to class today so the race is postponed until Tuesday--assuming he hasn't skipped town. It's probably for the best since it is raining here.
Update 2 (10/16): I smoked Student X yesterday by a couple of meters. Boom!