Felt like old times last night. 12 teams going at it, BoPo faces everywhere, breakdancing, drinking, you name it. Draft League 2011 is up and running and while it was incredible fun there is no doubt it was also challenging. These teams are thrown together by the winds of fate (and drafting), and we at Bayside made an oiling error that led to some pretty low scores. A few people fought through it and put up good numbers, but nothing like we had seen in here over the last few weeks of practice.
Bowler of the Week, Bustah Nut – Green Bowl Packers
While Stevie Strikes edged Bustah’s average by a point, Bustah did it over three games as compared to 2, and did it when his captain was having an off night to lead his team to a 12.5-2.5 win. Bustah powered his way to a very nice 225-194-216 series. His captain Jerk probably won’t ever put up a 147 average again, so this team looks like a powerhouse.
Team of the Week – Autodraft
When Lt. Striker missed the draft the assembled 11 minds at the table picked for him, just giving him the proverbial ‘best player available’ each round. Well, 11 minds are apparently better than 1. Autodraft’s 1-2 punch of Stevie Strikes (213 avg) and T-$ (201.5 avg) looks mighty strong. Cherobyl Layne gives them another solid roller, and the depth they have with Barry Violet, Lt. Striker, Sherri Balljammer and Lil’ Bowl Peep is impressive.
Game of the Week – Catalina Wine Mixer 9.5 – Drive Thrus 5.5
Yeah, that’s actually the closest score there was on a night of blowouts. This new twist of 4 teams missing the playoffs definitely adds some juice to the games as every point is critical. This game was back and forth with Catalina off to the early 5-0 lead after Precious held on to edge Cheddar for top point in game 1. The Drive Thru’s roared back with a sweep of their own in game 2 as Double Cheese smacked down his BoPo teammate Precious with a 199 to lead the way. In game three the pendulum swung back the other way, with Catalina grabbing 4.5 after Shithawk tied Cheddar for top point.
Stats and Standings are up on the side of the page. See y’all next week!