Sunday, November 21, 2010

Here was the 5th goal of the evening.

Disallowed Goal

This was scored in the 3rd minute of play, but the guy was clearly offside.

Pre-Match with a view of the Ultras

The "Ultras" are the hardcore Rapid fans. Here they are chanting and getting things going right before the match started.

Rapid Wien Christmas

Rapid Vienna is one of Europe's most storied football clubs. They have a history dating back into the early 1900's and so it was a really cool thing that Thad and I got to go to a match as an early Christmas present to him. He thought the stadium was really cool but about 30 minutes into the game he asked when we were leaving. You can only ask so much from a 5 year old, right?

Here we are as the match was beginning. We had a great time with the other staff who went with us, and we're looking forward to checking out FK Austria (a rival club) sometime during the Spring. If I can get there, this will mean I've been to a match at each of Vienna's most famous stadiums.

Here are some videos of goals from the match that I caught. The match finished 5-0 to Rapid so it was no wonder I caught a few on camera. The videos will be in subsequent posts.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Halloween pics

We have Batman and Frodo Baggins this year!

Thomas' art work on our pumpkin. Thad picked out the word glory. It looks really cool in the dark.