If all the usual sports are getting really boring, try something with a little more pizzazz. Australian-rules football, known to its aficionados as "Footy," will certainly perk up your day. First of all, it is definitely not rugby. Properly played on an oval cricket ground with 18 players, the desert version is sadly reduced to a soccer field with 8 or 9 players. One scores by kicking the football between two posts at each end of the field. As you probably don't know, our Tucson Javelinas are the defending champions in their league. This is certainly no Picnic at Hanging Rock
, but you can picnic and watch Footy at Estevan Park on Main Street south of Speedway Boulevard. Check www.tucsonjavelinas.com
for their schedule.