Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A By The Book Valedictorian And A Couple Of Rolling Stones Join Leafa

Nao Tomori and Yuu Otosaka, the parents of Hugh Otosaka.

A By The Book Valedictorian And A Couple Of Rolling Stones Join Leafa

By Naoto Suzukawa
The Spirit News
October 30, 2075

Three more signings were announced today by Leafa Spirit Gridiron Head Coach Dan Harding. One of them is free safety Hugh Yuuhi Otosaka, the son of Nao Tomori and Yuu Otosaka, a narcissist and a cheater in their high school days. A lesson learned, Hugh elected to make it to Leafa by the book, playing by the rules and staying humble along the way, earning valedictorian honours. Now the projected starting free safety next year for the Spirit, Hugh, or Huey as people call him, hopes to see it pay off next year.

"My parents told me, 'don't make the same mistake we made back in our younger days,'" said Hugh from his home in Launceston, Tasmania. "I said to Mum and Dad, yeah, sure thing. I wanted to pay my dues for all the hard work they've been giving me these past few years and I continue to be grateful for everything they've done. I am excited to be playing on the same team with Mojo [Joe Takajou], so let's give it a go, shall we?"

Els Tasmin, the grandmother of Case Tasmin-Jagger.

The grandson of Els Tasmin and a descendant of Mick Jagger, left end Case Tasmin-Jagger talks, sings and thinks like the old rock and roll legend himself. He and his close friend, centre Larry Tribeca-Wood, a grandson of Harry Tribeca (that is a she, by the way) and a descendant of guitar maestro Ronnie Wood, often compose random songs while doing covers of old Rolling Stones hits. Case and Larry have committed to the Spirit and will be enrolling in January of next year.

"We're gonna make our old men in the sky proud," said Case this week after class at Brooks High School. "Old Man Mick and Old Man Ronnie. They'll be telling up up there, 'Boys, you've done a really good job, now get out there and show 'em what you're made of.' I've got some competition for a spot at defensive end but I expect to have a boatload of playing time this year because we are going to have a short list of mates for the coach to select."

Harry Tribeca, the grandmother of Larry Tribeca-Wood.

"At long last, I get a chance to play centre," said Larry in an interview at Brooks. "I did a lot of powerlifting, ate a lot of protein, dropped the carbs and really worked on adding more lean muscle so that I can be a good blocker and snapper. When I report to camp next winter in Canberra, I want to be the long-snapper too, if you don't mind."