Season 2013: Week 6


The great thing about this week is that no one has to get up early for work the next morning… the bad thing is that half the teams go running off to “spend time with their families for the Holidays”… lame [I’m talkin’ to you Lockwood]

If you are like me and your opponent is using Thanksgiving as an excuse to avoid certain defeat, you should come down to the club anyway and we’ll get a few pick-up games organized. It will be fun, we’ll put money or beer or shame on the line.

Here’s my take on this weeks matches:

  • Long – Dveris, Sheet 1: I haven’t heard?definitively?that this game isn’t happening so I’ll pick it like it is. Long and Dveris have both faced tough opponents so far this season and they are both looking for their first “Dubaya”… one of them will get it tonight and my money/beer/shame is on Dveris. These guys are tough to beat unless you can take advantage of their infrequent mistakes. Tonight, even with turkey on the brain, Dveris makes no mistakes.
  • Crotty – Dubois, Sheet 2: Crotty and Dubois look to be pretty evenly matched on paper and Crotty is a bit of a dark horse being new to the league this year. I believe the full Dubois lineup is in effect tonight and that tends to bode well for them. I’m picking Dubois to close this game down early so they can start working on their All Goblers Eve Bar Crawl route… count me in!
  • Moll – Gabrio, Sheet 3: I feel like this match isn’t happening but if it does I gotta pick Moll because it looks like they are starting to get a hang of their new lineup and hitting their stride.
  • Jansen – Rohde, Sheet 4: Rescheduled – When this match does happen it should be a good battle, the Rohde Rink is solid but Jansen always seems to have a few Aces up his sleeve.
  • Sonnabend – Lockwood, Sheet 5: Rescheduled -?I guess playing against the Back-2-Back league champs on center ice was just too much pressure for Lockwood and company… sure, they’ll say that they have families and that their families are important to them and that their wives all told them that if they show up to Thanksgiving dinner hungover and smelling like Dubois’ cologne and defeat one more time they’ll be sleeping in the garage for the rest of the year, but we all know what it’s really about.
  • Lawrence – Boomer, Sheet 6:?Rescheduled – Lawrence is old and he got confused and thought that seeing “Boomer” on the calender was some kind of warning that there was going to be an explosion so he’s not coming.
  • Lichty – McGovern, Sheet 7:?Rescheduled – I heard rumors that all 8 of them woke up this morning in a bathtub full of ice with their kidneys missing… on a related note, anyone need a kidney?
  • Anderson – McLaughlin, Sheet 8: On! Anderson gets to play! McLaughlin has a few wins under their belts but Anderson isn’t messing around this year. They aren’t sure when their next match is going to be so they are going to take every point their can get their hands on. Anderson!
  • Anderson – Boomer, 7pm: Anderson is calling in all their chips (I’m not sure if that metaphor works here) and trying to get back in the running. Sure, they are undefeated right now but they’ve only played 2 matches. Ole picked Anderson to win this match back when it was scheduled for week 1, I’m sticking with that pick and saying Anderson will have two more double yous on the board at the end of the night.