Editor's note: Carl Ehrlich, who was the captain of the 2009 Harvard football team, is in Spain to play football as a linebacker for the Valencia Firebats. He's chronicling his experiences on and off the field for ESPNBoston.com. You can find all of his previous entries here.
I would love to say I traveled halfway across Europe solely to watch the last stage of the Tour de France and report back to my loyal U.S. readers. But I can't; it was a total accident.