There's this ridiculous movie that keeps showing up on my Netflix recommendations called "Paintball." Here's the synopsis:
Eight strangers engaged in an intense game of experts-only paintball find their friendly game taking a terrifying turn when one member of the team begins playing by a different set of rules. It started as a remote raw battle of wits and wiles set against the backdrop of majestic wilderness. With each shot fired, the stakes grew higher. But something horrible has happened, and what was once a team sport has become a relentless struggle for individual survival. The danger growing by the minute, the combatants gradually come to realize that their greatest adversary may be the very game they set out to play.
I'm not saying this is exactly what's going to happen when ten Syracuse football players take part in "force-on-force paintball war"at Fort Drum today. I'm just saying that when Scott Shafer hands the sole survivor The Bone, it's going to come from a freshman walk-on's leg.
Syracuse Football Player...the most dangerous game of all.
Seriously, I'm not convinced Justin Pugh isn't now the lead character in The Hunger Games. I can absolutely see Pugh running through the woods, feeling the wind of an arrow that skims past his head and lodges itself in the tree behind him, looking up to see Doug Marrone in full camo (including his face), holding a crossbow and munching on a giant pig leg as he utters, "You are missing the best part Mr. Pugh. When you're eating the flesh of the pig... look into his little beady eyes. That way you will be devouring his soul."
Before their wargames, the players will participate in a video teleconference with troops in Afghanistan. So that's really nice, too.