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Brazil – Game Time!


Well, the game came and went in a flash!

This was one of the most interesting football games I have been able to partake in.

The level of athletes playing in this game was far beyond what I had expected.

Guys hit hard!

They were aggressive, fast, and quick.

For the game of Football still being young in Brazil, the level of play was very high!

Here’s a highlight of the game…  There’s no sound BUT it’s probably in all Portuguese so you wouldn’t understand anyway.. LOL!

You can see the last bit of my touchdown…

Let’s give you a breakdown of the game…

On our first drive, I caught a 65 yard bomb for the first TD of the game!  I thought it was going to be easy after that…

It was an ongoing battle the rest of the first half and we went into halftime with a 6-0 lead.

Our main focus was to shut down their running game and we did a heck of a job doing that!

In the second half, the game remained very close.

I started playing more defense at Free Safety and got in on quite a few tackles.

Damn I miss football!!!!

It all came down to the last quarter.

They ended up scoring on an intercepted pass and then on a run inside the 10 yard line.

We had to come back and came through with a drive late in the fourth to tie up the game.

They had a chance to win the game on a last second field goal and they missed just to the right!

We were on offense first and took the ball from the 25 yard line and scored in just a few plays.  We hit the extra point to go up 13-7.

Then, they came back and scored on a 3 and goal.

Both teams use up their time outs.

They were going to go for two to win the game.

We knew they had a strong running game so we were all keyed into an all out blitz.

I was going to gun in from the outside and try to stop anything and everything they brought.

Just when the ball was snapped, I rushed in full speed and as I did, the QB turned and threw the ball straight to the side line!!!

SH*T!!!!  I thought!

Game over….  They had a man line up a yard from the side line as if he wasn’t even in the game!

They broke the huddle with 10 guys and nobody even noticed the receiver standing inches away from the sideline….

This was an ILLEGAL PLAY!!!!

In order for it to be a LEGAL play, all 11 players MUST of broken the huddle.

Or at least after having played football now for over 19 years, that’s the way I understood the game….

After the play took place, there was absolute pandemonium on the field!

The players from Rio stormed the field!

Refs were being taunted, players were yelling at each other, and fans going ballistic!

It was crazy!

I couldn’t understand a thing anyone was saying since it was all in Portuguese!

Too bad we had to lose on an ILLEGAL PLAY!

I’ve never seen anything like it!

There was a ruckus that ensued for about 20 mins!

But it was to no use, the game was over!

In the end, I had a hell of a time and I really look forward to helping the players on my team become better athletes.

In the next few days, I will be taking some of the athletes from the Arsenal through some hardcore training workouts.

I will be showing them the basics of program design for improved athleticism, strength, power, and speed.

This is the part I’m truly looking forward to!

Stay tuned for some video footage real soon!



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  1. Thomas
    September 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Hey Travis,

    suxxs to loose a game this way! But looks like you have fun 🙂
    Would be great to read something about the workouts !

    Next game you´ll rock them Bruder !

    Greetz from Germany,


  2. September 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Travis,

    I played against you, indeed i was in front of you in lots of play when you were on the slot.

    But, correct me if i´m wrong, but that was not a ilegal play, the eleventh player was in the huddle but got out before the other 10 players and stood next to the line judge. The line judge saw him participating and exiting the huddle, so that was not a Ilegal play but just a brazilian trick play.

    We are not cheaters.

    Look forward to playing against you again.


    Diego Cerqueira
    Fluminense Imperadores.

    • September 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm


      This may be true.

      From the film I have, I never saw him break the huddle so i assumed.

      Maybe it was a mistake and the play was in fact “legal”.

      It was a great game. Too many mistakes on our part!

      None the less, I had a great time competing against you guys!

      Keep working hard!

  3. Roichman
    September 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Travis, i’m the Offensive Coach of Fluminense Imperadores.

    Well, The WR was on field in the last running Touch Down, he went to the huddle but he broke the huddle before the rest os the offense and went to the side line, but not out of the field. Well, of course you guys thought tha is was an illegal play, nobody saw the WR lined up. It was a really nice game. Nice to meet you all.

    P.S. That Trick Play is called “Fanfa Play” and it’s very famous in Rio de Janeiro football contest!

  4. September 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm


    Yes, it was a good game indeed!

    That’s a crazy play and you definitely tricked us…

    Good luck on the rest of your season!

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