Who's going to the Bingham Cup in Nashville?

  • tobyb

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    Apr 13, 2016 4:18 PM GMT
    It's over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, 2016. www.binghamcup.com It'll be a great sports event and a great party, as usual. Who from here is going?

    If anyone 35 yo+ who is not currently on a rugby team wants to join in and play in a match, talk to me about the inaugural Old Boys Competition. Those game(s) are on Sunday afternoon, before the Bingham Cup finals and the closing night ceremonies.
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 15, 2016 2:11 AM GMT
    Was just talking yesterday to someone going (from Cinci).

    It's great that the league has been around long enough for there to be an "old boys" match.

    The NGFFL (gay Flag Football League) is talking of inaugurating such at this year's Gay Bowl in DC in October.
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    Apr 15, 2016 5:26 AM GMT
    For anyone who might not know or had forgotten, the Bingham Cup is named in honor of now one of the all-time greatest of the Golden Bears of the University of California, Mark Kendall Bingham (May 22, 1970~September 11, 2001), who along with Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, brought down Flight 93 into the fields of Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, thus thwarting the planned destruction by the Islamic terrorists of our nation's Capitol or the White House. "Let's roll."
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    Apr 15, 2016 6:06 PM GMT
    Sulla saidFor anyone who might not know or had forgotten, the Bingham Cup is named in honor of now one of the all-time greatest of the Golden Bears of the University of California, Mark Kendall Bingham (May 22, 1970~September 11, 2001), who along with Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, brought down Flight 93 into the fields of Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, thus thwarting the planned destruction by the Islamic terrorists of our nation's Capitol or the White House. "Let's roll."

    Good call, Sulla. I'd only add that Mark was gay, as well as a great rugby player. I met him once, briefly, at a gay RuggerFest in SF years - decades? - after I played wing* for my law school team. By all accounts he was as nice a guy as he proved to be a heroic one.
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  • tobyb

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    Apr 18, 2016 8:06 PM GMT
    Yes, I never met Mark, but I played with many guys who had played with him (played rugby, I mean, you dirty minded creatures) for many years. Everyone I spoke to said Mark was great fun, a great rugby player, a guy who naturally brought a group (or team) of people together. My rugby club here in NYC was founded because he and my friend Scott Glaessgen had talked about forming one for a while, when 9/11 happened and reminded us all that we're not here for very long.

    And yes, Mark was certainly gay! By all reports, Mark loved dating older bearish guys. A handsome young guy who loved dating older men: I ain't got no complaint with that, everyone leaves happy.
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 19, 2016 3:20 AM GMT
    I'll be there and playing for my former team, the hosts, Nashville Grizzlies. Those are my boys and I wouldn't miss this for the world.