1st – Bill Greene/The Boston Globe – “Mudders” Teams from around New England compete at the end of each summer in the annual Mud Bowl, a mud football tournament in North Conway, New Hampshire. Andy Murphy of the Rowley Mud Ducks waits for the signal from the referee to start a play during a game against Jack’s Predators of Peabody, MA. 10 teams from New England participate. Merrimack Mudcats vs Mt. Washington Valley Hogs game action. A player dunks to rinse off during a game between Jack’s Predators and the Rowley Mud Ducks. Paul Rizzo of Jack’s Predators celebrates after their team defeated the Rowley, MA Mud Ducks in overtime. Jamie Sawler of the Mudda’s makes an interception against the Cumberland Muckaneers. Teammates Paul Rizzo and Paul Eddy of Jack’s Predators embrace during a game against the Rowley Mud Ducks. Sean Guinard and Joe Downs of the Crocs rinse off after the game. A post-game kiss following the Merrimack Mudcats Mt. Washington Valley Hogs game.