Boasters League round 1~~
New Year. New Teams. New Start. New Hopes. Same standings leader… “Space Geckos” have somehow ended up with the first week honors and sit pretty in bold red lettering atop the standings. Albeit by only 3 points, but one wouldn’t argue it’s nice to see one’s self on top of the pile. The fact that all the other teams are very close behind is – after one round – immaterial. However, it is rather strange to see “Butter Nutz” all the way down in 6th position. I don’t expect that to last long.
The evening started off extremely slow. I wondered if anybody had received the e-mail about the start of the league, but sure enough things picked up significantly and we did end up with an acceptable amount of matches for a first week of play. All the teams picked up at least 7 bonus points, with “Nick at Night” collecting a week’s best 12.
A couple of new faces for the second half saw the return of Robert Welch (“Wink-Dinks”). Robert was extremely active in the squash program until he left for the fantasy land of San Francisco for a couple of years before he decided that Detroit’s weather and scenery were too good not to enjoy and he returned. His comeback match was a triumphant 2-1 victory over the wily Drew Creamer (“Nick at Night”), and he then pulled out his throw-back weapon of the 1950’s – a wooden Grays’s Cambridge squash racquet - complete with the original gut string – that should be in a museum. It certainly turned heads.
“Foss Nation” and “Wardogs” had 5 matches with a 2-1 score line, “Foss Nation” won 4 of them – this time. I think all players are acutely aware that such results could very easily be reversed. Marc Topacio (“Space Geckos”) was bumped up 3 spots for the second half. He proved that he deserved the advancement with a tough 2-1 win over Anthony Kalorgeridis (“Vivio’s”).
As is always the case, all teams already have a handful of matches they can make up. And, as always, I suggest you all start to organize them now. March will be here before you realize.