This post gets to combine two of my favorite things: MMA and football.
College football kicked off this past weekend and the NFL officially gets underway on Wednesday evening. But high school football started a couple weeks ago, and players from Our Lady of Good Counsel (whose coach used to be the coach at my high school and was once my algebra teacher), were paid a visit from Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.
Good Counsel was out in Las Vegas to play a nationally televised game against a school out there and the opposing team's coach set up a meeting with the UFC stars. Good Counsel's Coach Milloy wasn't aware who Chuck and Forrest were, which answers the question of if he follows MMA.
One of the perks of playing on a team that travels nationwide for games is you're afforded opportunities most other teams don't get. Both college and NFL players are big MMA fans and are fixtures at events, so it's nice to see high school kids get the same opportunities.
Speaking of football players at events, if you know of any football players (or are one yourself) and you're not busy on Oct. 20, check out the latest installment of Shogun Fights at First Mariner Arena in Baltimore.