Game of the Week
early: #17 Roll Another (2-1) -3 vs #19 Wrecking Balls (3-0): Aw snap! This rivalry goes way back, but this may be the first time it’s been Game of the Week material. The Wrecking Balls are defying all expectations, and all laws of statistics, with their 3-0 start. They rolled a 45 last week! They won 11-4 two weeks ago with a sub-500 average. It’s awesome! The Dude Jr. really brought it last week and took a couple top points. The Dude also seems to have had a breakthrough and has a good Father/Son type relationship working with his #2 bowler. Roll Another is captained by the legendary Chupacabra. Oh yeah, the rivalry. Well Chup used to work for the Dude. As you can imagine from observing their two personalities, it was animated and emotional. Well Chup’s his own goat-sucker now, and he’s flanked by The Package and Uncle Buck. Pistols at noon? Nah, how about bowling balls at 5:45? Division lead on the line.
Really early Game (5:00pm)
#4 Guns of Brighton (3-0) -1 vs #16 Off Constantly (0-3): This is fascinating (to me). Tuesday A teams are bowling at a ridiculous pace right now. S.O.D. just averaged an 807 on Tuesday. WTF? So how does an 0-3 Tuesday A team, an old-school bull of a team with two banners, stack up against the Thors of Thursday? I am looking forward to finding out (which I will in real time because I have to pick up Nuber’s bar shift so he can bowl in this game, so come tip me well). G.O.B. loves a challenge, and they bowled best when they thought they would be tested (14-1 was closer than 15-0 I guess). They are psyched to carry the Thursday banner first, before all the giant crossover matchups next week.
Lesbowlians (0-2) -1 vs Clockwork Oranges (2-1): Upset special. The Lesbowlians are underdogs and have yet to win, but they are ready to. They got a 200 from Billie last week, added Fuzzy from the old Pud’s squad, and Tilt-A-Whirl is due. The Oranges sleepwalked through a match with the Wrecking Balls and woke up with a loss. They are perhaps uncomfortable in their new names. Riggs can loosen them up with a round of milks.
#15 B.U.I. (2-1) -9 vs Snakes on A Lane (0-3): Snapshot is tearing it up right now. He’s posted some massive scores in 2 v 2, and is in all-star position for B.U.I. He also has Happy Feet Pete making a name for himself. They have recovered nicely from losing the season opener and are heavy favorites in this one. I don’t know how to comment on the Snakes. I’m just going to say nothing until they figure it out themselves.
#8 TDYOB (3-0) -5 vs Sweet Rolls (0-3): Don’t look now, but we are almost out of undefeated teams. TDYOB is quite aware. They would love to be the last. They just need to not look ahead to next week’s test with B.I.B. The Sweet Rolls have had a tough schedule and it doesn’t get any easier with TDYOB – and Binga’s next week (though the second half softens significantly). They are looking to be known for more than Hot Tamale’s Magic 24 MPH House Ball, but until they are, it is still a sight to behold.
Happy Hands Productions (1-1) -3 vs 5 O’Clocks (1-2): Does everyone know about Happy Hands? They are a 6th year team. Sasha Northfield is an original Council of Keglers member. Do you even know about the Council? These guys have been around, and they have hands on their boobs. The 5 O’s are a spinoff of Die Gassenjungen. They are Joanie Loves Chachi. They love to bowl, and are fun to watch. Now you know, the rest of the story. I’ll pick the Hands in the actual game.
Bowlderdash (1-2) -1 vs Lovernauts (1-2): Michael Bowlton is having an excellent year for his Bowlderdahsers, but the team can’t get together at the same time. Dombomb is having some big games. They are right on the cusp of winning more. The Lovernauts had a big opening night win but have lost the last two. Not that they care, or maybe even realize. The scores are below secondary to them. They just want to look good, and bowling makes you look good. Haven’t you seen the Bowl Sexy shirts?
#9 Cape Fear (2-1) -1 vs #14 Young & Bowled (2-1): This is a sneaky good game. These team are both on the cusp of competing for the division crown but they can’t afford a loss to the other if they want to be there at the end. Y&B got set back on their heels a little bit by a fired up Guns of Brighton. One regular season loss to a very good team doesn’t have to be that big a setback, but this team thrives on momentum and it will be interesting to see how they react against a very good opponent. Cape Fear want to be elite, but aren’t sure of themselves. Who am I?
#7 Yay! (3-0) -7 vs Pinny Candy (0-2): Fact. If I’m writing the lines at the bar, after enjoying a nice day off, and I forgot your game then realize I needed one more preview, your writeup gets short shrift. FACT! So, Yay! looks good, just seeing how many all-stars they can get. I think Mona (developing a killer shot), Ralphie and Yao make it. They just need to stay focused and not start thinking about BEER. Pinny Candy needs a kickstart, or a reboot, or something. This is going to be a tough game to turn things around in.