Des Moines, IA - Rugger’s Elite United forward Tom Calloway sought to calm the nerves of his fellow teammates as he texted them, “I’ll absolutely be there on time,” as he sat down at local bar Carl’s Place to get a drink after work.
“I just wanted them to know that I’ll be there,” stated Calloway as he ordered a beer as he tried to span the time between getting off work and going to the field.
According to team manager, captain, and goalkeeper David Thornberry, the concern over Calloway has to do with his inability to make it to games that he already committed to attend.
“Look, he paid his money, he can do what he wants,” stated Thornberry to The Nutmeg News. “But I would think that if you pay some money to play the games and you know that we depend on everyone showing up on time in order to play that you would…. you know…. show up on time.”
According to witnesses at the field, Thornberry texted back, “ok cool, see you there,” despite a growing sense of unease about whether Calloway would make it to the game.
“I’m just going to see if I can get someone else that wants to play,” stated Thornberry as he tried to email, DM, and Facebook message everyone that could possibly stand on a field so that Ruggers Elite United will not have to forfeit another game.
“It’s important to the rest of us, I think, so it should be important to Tom,” stated a gleefully naive Thornberry.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as four people don’t show up to the game, Rugger’s Elite United has to forfeit for the second time this season and three of the players don’t even text any excuse at all.