Near my house there is another Waseda campus for the sports science majors, and all the practice fields for the sports teams are there. I went for a walk the other day and passed by the practice fields and heard a bunch of noise, so decided to go check it out. Turns out, the football team was having a sort of free day for new freshman to see what the team was all about. It wasn't an official tryout or anything, and they were mainly just tossing the pig skin around, running a few plays and playing some flag football. I decided to take a seat on the bleachers and just watch. A player came up to me and introduced himself as Duffy, and having just been to the "civil war" game of Waseda (against our nemesis Keio), I remembered that he was quite a respected player and had received the MVP award. Well, we just start shooting the breeze about nothing in particular and after about 30 minutes of chatting, he mentioned that the coach was checking me out. Duffy said that it's a bit time consuming, but if I ever wanted to play with the team, just let him know and he'd set me up with the coach. I told him I've never played football in my life, but he said that didn't really matter as long as I had an interest and was willing to try.
Since then, I haven't really put much thought into it, but I have thought it would be freaking awesome if somehow, I could receive some sort of scholarship for playing. I have no clue what the probability of that happening is, but if I could spend another year here in Japan playing for one of the strongest football teams in Japan with a scholarship - that would be pretty cool! Anyway, nothing really special, but thought I would make a mention of it on my blog. What do you think? Should I give it a go?