We stayed pretty busy before, during & even after a gut-wrenching Foxes loss to the Chicago Thunder on Saturday night.

Eugena and I stayed very busy on the sidelines during Saturday night’s barn burner between the visiting Chicago Thunder and your Springfield Foxes.  As did we before and after the contest as well.

The rains and storms rolled in and moved back out just in time to make the weather conditions perfect for gametime.  The first 2 home games, we had heat indexes in the ’90’s, which means that we had players sweating all over us and our equipment.  It goes along with the territory, but for a clean freak like myself, it’s a bit gross.  For example when I perform a ball & socket joint shoulder adjustment, the patient’s upper arm is resting against my chest (ie, touching my shirt).  Anyway, the gametime temp was about 70 degrees which equates to much less sweating and absolutely no profuse sweating!  Hey, that’s kind of comparable to the 70 degree temps in our clinic.  Woo Hoo!

Dr. Todd helps to stretch out a tight hamstring tendon in the early 4th quarter.

Dr. Austin helps to stretch out a tight hamstring tendon in the early 4th quarter.

Eugena stayed busiest this game working on lower backs and hamstrings.  While yours truly stayed busy adjusting lower backs and sacro-iliac joints (pelvis area) as well as examing, adjusting & lasering shoulders.  The Biofreeze spray was a hit with the players and fans once again.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 18 years of chiropractic practice, it’s that ‘You can’t go wrong with BIOFREEZE.’

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy on a sprained shoulder muscle.Dr. Austin performing low level laser therapy on a Foxes player’s shoulder.

Sidelined Foxes Defensive player Eric Vollbracht # 77 did a wonderful job announcing the game from the broadcast booth.  Eric’s quick thinking and sense of humor kept fans, players and staff entertained early & often.

Overall, this was one monster of a game.  Unfortunately, the Foxes missed a few opportunities and left some points on the field.  The Foxes defense however came up with a tremendous goal line stand at one point which led to a turnover on downs.  The Foxes D also stood tall in the mid 4th quarter during a 20-20 tie.  The Thunder were in field goal range when the Foxes forced another turnover on downs.
Eugena even kept busy for a while after the game massaging fans!

Eugena even kept busy for a while after the game massaging fans!

But in the end, the Chicago Thunder came out on top after converting a 4th & 17 with under a minute left in regulation time.  A few plays later, Chicago found the endzone with :18 remaining to seal a hard-fought 26-20 victory over the Springfield Foxes.

The Foxes fell to 2-3 and will need to pick up a win on the road to pull back into the playoff hunt in the MSFL’s Eastern Division.  These guys are really only a few plays away from being 4-1.  Unfortunately, the last time I checked, being close only counts in horse shoes or hand grenades.  So hopefully some ‘road cooking’ will fire up the troops like it did last weekend in Madison, WI when they brought home a 52-7 victory!

Yes, the Foxes have 2 road contests coming up before the final home regular season game on September 10, 2011.  All of us associated with the Springfield Foxes are grateful for all of the support and are hoping that you can make it out to the stadium for that one.

Go Foxes!  You can do it.

– Dr. Todd

The Foxes took the Hawks behind the woodshed last weekend!

While I wasn’t there in Madison, WI (since Eugena & I only do home games), I hear it was quite a successful road trip for the Foxes. After giving up a first quarter punt return return TD to the Dane County squad, the Foxes turned on the butt-whoopin’ switch and went on to score the next 52 unanswered points. All of this with only a little over half of the Foxes roster making the trip up north.

The final score was Springfield 52, Dane County 7.

The Foxes will be hosting the Chicago Thunder this evening at 7 PM in Kincaid (South Fork). It will be breast cancer awareness night. I believe many of the players will be sporting pink socks. Any fan who shows up with pink on gets $1 off of the already reasonable price of admission.

Yours in health,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.


We Stayed busy on the sidelines during an epic battle between the Foxes & Rush!

If you missed the Springfield Foxes vs the Roscoe Rush on Saturday 7-30-11, then it’s your own fault! It was one heckuva battle! The Foxes put up a valiant effort, but in the end they fell just a bit short to the defending MSFL league champions.

Eugena giving a Springfield Fox a massage on the sidelines.

Eugena and I stayed very busy on the sidelines tending to necks, low backs, shoulders, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees both before, during the contest and at halftime. With the heat index being 90 degrees +, it was quite a workout indeed! Sweat, sweat & more sweat!

During the halftime intermission, Eugena spent 10 minutes massaging a Defensive Back / Kick Returner who had been cramping up badly. Lo and behold, what a sight it was to see him return the opening kickoff all the way to the house for a touchdown and the Foxes first lead of the game at 21-20. You go, Eugena! Woot Woot!

All in all, it was a great game. Paying fans definitely got their money’s worth and then some, with a total of 76 points being scored.

Although the Rush defeated the Foxes by a 43 to 33 margin, the game was actually much closer than the score indicated.

The Foxes next home game will be on August 13th in Kincaid as they take on the Chicago Thunder. We hope to see you there. Go Foxes!