Writing lines til the final bell.
Sharks O’ Strikes (3-2) -1 vs SOD (2-3): Lots of branding in this one. SOS has hit the ground running in their debut year with every kind of merch and online presence. SOD has pretty signature cuts. SOS has one all-star in Railroad no one thought would be on their team. SOD has a couple of all-stars in McStriker and Valley Gurl who finally got some help from a dude last week with Dentist bowling well, but still fell 14-1. This is the halfway mark for both teams. 3-3 is ok, 4-2 is better, 2-4 needs work. I’ve said nothing, but I did make it take six sentences.
My Balls (3-2) -1 vs Budweisers (3-1): Does anyone else read Budwesiers and think weisenheimer? Anyone else sit in their rocking chair and shake their fist at that infernal racket? My Balls roared back to life last week after a couple of 8-7 losses to get back in the mix for the B division. Any B title dreams end here if they lose. The Budweisers have a little more room for error with only one loss but they need to take advantage of the early start when they can keep it on the lanes.
Incredibowls (4-1) -5 vs Wrecking Balls (2-3): Tough time for the Wreck t be playing Incredibowls. Spidey and God of Thunder will be eager to erase memories of last week’s loss to BILF and will likely take it out on The Dude’s squad. The wrecking balls did have some solid performances from Swing and Swanny to help Dude out last week but they’ll need Ramona or Lulu to defy averages to have a shot at this upset.
TH: UREA! (3-2) -1 vs Cunning Linguists (2-3): I really don’t know how this happened. The schedule building process is a love-hate journey of dozens of hours. Then the inevitable change requests come in, then parties book, and games get bounced around a little and ideas like Friday Night lights lose their lustre. Then somehow from the wreckage emerges a coherent, complete schedule, and only later do some of the warts show up, this time int he form of unplanned doubleheader weeks. So UREA and Linguists both have two games this week, Tuesday and Thursday. Sorry guys, or I guess, you’re welcome? I’ll take T-$ and Automatic over La Gatita in a 2 on 1 all-star battle.
#4 Saucy Posse (5-0) -1 vs Body English (4-2): SauPo rookies Nut Sauce and Master Splinter are all-stars, to the surprise of none. They are delivering exactly as expected, but whether or not SauPo is a title contender comes down to the play of its OGs and namesakes, brothers Walter Sauce and Hot Sauce. Well, Beef Strokinoff has been solid too. I’m not saying anything new here, depth matters, and SauPo has it, but it will get tested several times from here on out. BEER will have a large crew of 7 (8th in utero). Lineup choices will be challenging but hair choices will be even tougher. BEER does have a lot of close game experience this year with three 8-7 games if it comes down to that.
Yahtzee (5-0) -1 vs Bingas (3-3): I like the look of this game. Yahtzee is still undefeated, getting some big finishes when they need them to win close ones over big names like BIB. Bingas has been up and down, but certainly looked huge in a 141 win in their last game. This game features seven all-stars which is pretty nuts. The Bingas Maneaters will have to be huge in this one. Tango and Sparkles vs Jerk and Tso will be a fun duel to watch as well.
Cape Fear (1-5) -3 vs Ball That (0-5): Cape Fear has undergone serious roster changes over the years but they’ve always been a scary playoff team. This year looks like a repeat…they’ll play some high seed early due tot heir record and push that team to the very limit. Southpaw and Soccer Dad are a strong pair. Ball That captain Samsquampch just missed the all-star and would love a little shot at redemption here.
Splits Happen (4-2) -5 vs Whoomp (1-4):
oh shit, gotta run