*/ Translated from English by Tang Ning. 美式橄榄球登陆中国重庆的第一天，小胖在重庆南方翻译学院体育场的更衣室里召集队员开会。称它为“体育场”有些言过其实，事实上——它只不过是个足球场，外加石制露天看台。因此“更衣室”实际上只是堆满衣服和装备的长椅。即便是“橄榄球队”，细想一下也是有个争议的称号，但重庆码头工队正是想证明他们是一支橄榄球队。 小胖和他的队友Bobo刚刚结束在日本的旅行，从那里买回了同款的Under Armour包头帽。“你在重庆买不到这些的。”他得意地说。作为球队的创始人之一，小胖（他的真名是曾晰，但他和他的队友喜欢以网名互称）同时扮演着智慧长者和开心果的角色。他与美式橄榄球结缘始于一部电影《最长的一码》——是亚当·桑德勒2005年的新版，而不是1974年的原版。 比赛逐渐临近，小胖穿上了他最喜欢的粉色球鞋。这看起来并不容易——他叫自己小胖是有原因的。之后，我问他粉色球鞋是不是为了吓唬对手。“是的，”他的妻子阳阳（音译）说，“他们害怕他会爱上他们。”阳阳身材高挑，作风务实，而她并不是一个橄榄球迷。“我讨厌体育，”她告诉我。但作为护士，她支持小胖打橄榄球，因为这能帮他减肥。 码头工队的队长Marco走来走去，显得很紧张。他比一般人瘦小，根本看不出之前做过私人教练。他时而作沉思状，时而一脸不爽。
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