There’s a lot to be said for having a mullet.
As Sammy so appropriately called out (notably while he was forced to wear said mullet for the Best Mascot contest…which he won) “it’s obvious that anyone who wears it looks like a rock star”.
There’s also a lot to be said for BEING a Mullet, whether it’s an original Mullet, a member of the Mullets Return or one of the Mullets (Trilogy). Not because we all have awesome hair (five out of six do – I’m lacking in that department) but because we’ve made history.
The Mullets are the only team to have ever won the L2 tournament. Ever. As in “from the beginning of time”. And, as a kicker, the only team to have ever won the Best Costume/Mascot contest at the tournament to boot. When people think back to the L2 tournament they’ll speak of “The Mullets” like they speak of Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain in football, the Yankees in baseball and Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in beach volleyball – enduring legacies, all obtained without the use of performance-enhancing drugs (except for beer; there was beer).
Let me tell you how awesome this tournament is. There are only two remaining Mullets who have played all three years – Lindsey and I. Lindsey was moving out of state this year, but – no kidding – she scheduled her move around this tournament. As in “the tournament is on September 7th, so I can’t actually move until September 8th”. Yes – gigantic life changes were put aside for this tournament – that’s how big of a deal this tournament is. While I’m not sure anyone actually has done this it wouldn’t surprise me if weddings were rescheduled so the bride and/or groom and/or half the wedding party could attend L2. This is how serious we love this fun tournament.
Seriously, though – this is a great tournament. Carrie and Elizabeth do a great job of making it entertaining, the Beach crew make sure it runs smooth and the teams make it fun. This is one of those “can’t miss” tournaments every year for me – one of those that goes right on my calendar as soon as it pops up on my radar…and there’s a reason for that.
It’s a tremendous cause and one I’m willing to bet most of us have had impact our lives. So to be able to raise money for awareness and cure research while playing on a gorgeous day with a cold beer in hand, surrounded by friends and a mullet on my head – tell me how you beat that.
The answer is “you don’t”…and you need to plan on being there next year right along with me (and the Mullets)!by