Believe it or not, even though the standing do not reflect it, the biggest mover in week three of the league was Mongoose. The mini jump from 8th to 7th isn’t deserving of the surge they put in over the past 7 days. They picked up a league leading 42 points since last Wednesday, 10 points better than any other team. Captain Paul Huth was ruthless last night, texting, messaging, e-mailing without respite, probably motivated by the incessant tweeting habits of one Mr. Trump at 3am, threatening his players with all types of horrors if they didn’t come down to the DAC to pick up a bonus point and a beer. The ploy worked, Mongoose lead the league with 14 of them. Additionally, his players must have felt the peril of doom looming over their heads as they handed out a fairly decent whipping on Nick at Night, serving up (so far) 6 bagels. Of the three players that did not turn up for the bonus points, may God have mercy on your souls.
Mongoose is actually in a pretty healthy position, considering they have already had a bye week. The top 4 teams on the standings are running with the trend that they are also the top four bonus point getters, but none of them have endured the week off yet. Foss Nation will sit out next week, let’s see if they can get some make up matches completed to make up for it.
|Ahhh... MacVoy family memories!|
As always, let’s highlight some standout performances: The MacVoy brothers. Remember when Zac MacVoy (Butter Nutz) beat Ryan MacVoy (Wardogs) in the final of the 3.0 Club Championships in May this year? Zac does, and I’m sure he doesn’t let Ryan forget it. In case Ryan’s memory was fading, Zac handed out another defeat last night to his sibling just to reminisce and experience the good ol’ days… The 2-1 victory will probably be talked about for a while, especially over Thanksgiving dinner.
Chuck Doyle (Space Geckos) had a great start to his match against David de la Torre (Winky-Dinks). He took the first 2 games, and then when I went downstairs to watch the 3rd, David had taken complete control of the rallies as Chuck succumbed to the younger legs. Chuck took the 2-1 win, glad it wasn’t a best of 5. JC Tibbitts (Nick at Night) has been playing well of late, but he couldn’t take it easy against Bret Williams (Mongoose) who has the ability to crack winners at unexpected times. Bret was up to the task, taking his first win of the season with a 2-1 win.
As round 4 quietly creeps upon us, again I remind all competitors of the 5 match minimum rule. Play them early if you have to (I have had a number of matches already completed from future rounds), but don’t wait until the last couple of weeks to start organizing and then complain that you can’t get people to play. Be pro-active and save yourself the heartache!