As for the "uniform", it's pretty irregular as you can see here. No fancy padding or helmets, no cleats, no mouth guards, etc. Just men in caps and knit shirts and cotton pants and regular shoes going at each other on a muddy field.
As for me, the holidays and a change of jobs has really waylaid me in ways I could not have anticipated. I am hoping to get back to regularly posting after the new year rings in, so I hope some of you are still out there checking in now and again and that I haven't lost you all to more steadily posting blogs! Thanks for your patience, those of you who have me bookmarked on your computers!