Yep. The name of this post is ouch. Now, can you imagine why? But first, allow me to recap the games. The Blockade didn't have one. Yea. They showed up, looked pretty, and didn't play. Apparently, the opposing team had some bus troubles on their way to the match. http://news.gsm32.com/wp-content/uploads/funny_bus_crash.jpg Needless to say, they were a little "cramped" (hahahahahaha) for time and couldn't make the match!
The other game pitted them V-Neck folks against the Blockade. Whooooopie, what a game! Serving aces and great volley's coupled with an outstanding, authoritative, and vocal ref, the game went down. Taking an early 1 game lead, the v-necks never looked back, crushing their serves, setting the ball, and spiking the daylights out of the opposing teams. Despite some great returns, the Blockade simply wasn't able to make-up for the spectacular play of the v-necks, notably the women on the team. (Simply put, they out-shined the men. Although, when you look at the guys, I mean literally look at them, one would understand that to out-shine them would be, well, less than difficult. No really, look. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000544932160&sk=photos#!/photo.php?fbid=1210897842771&set=t.100000544932160&theater) But, interestingly, a source informed me that the v-boys policy, going forward, is, if you made a mistake, you were immediately nsubbed out. In other words, crappy players don’t get to play. Matt Hracho was off the court for SUBSTANTIAL periods of time. I’ll allow you to draw your own conclusions.
Now, the last game of the evening, was, well, exciting. The Ringers suffered their first loss of the season. It will surely be the last loss they suffer. Dan Paterno was quickly caught in a candid photo by our sport's photographer Justin Time, exhibiting his frustration and emotion with the loss. http://blog.ohwowforbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/crying-man.jpg Jess Kurtz had one heck of a game, despite a seriously questionable call by Ref, Dennis Kergick,.(Also - Because of his questionable calls, Mr. Kergick has been put on reffing probation and will have to report weekly to the co-commish, J. Kurtz. But more impressive was this candid photo of J. Kurtz's special project/secret weapon that was unveiled last night. http://cheezburger.com/View/1563986176 The weapon will be employed whenever the ringers feel that the other team is getting a little edgy.
But perhaps one of the most interesting moments of the evening occurred when Brandt Bowman, unprovoked (sorta) served a ball to an unsuspecting individual (granted, that individual literally said, “hey Brandt, hit me.”) and walloped that person in the head/chest area. It hurt. At least, it looked like it did. Wouldn’t know. It couldn’t possibly have been the author of this blog. Needless to say, Commish Walker indicated that Bowman will fine $0.25 and be tested for performance enhancing drugs from this date forward. In his official statement, Walker stated, “ Mr. Bowman has consistently demonstrated a constant disregard for the rules and regulations of this fine league. His insolence went one step further this evening, as it became apparent that a volleyball serve of 160 MPH is far in excess of the league average serve of 1.6 MPH, indicating his use of performance enhancing drugs. His violation will be met with severe punishment.” Immediately after releasing that statement, the leagues chief medical officer, Dr. Pepper, informed the Commish that Bowman passed all drug tests Commish Walker issued this retraction: “I apologize to Mr. Bowman. My bad. But he’s still too good. Therefore, he will be required to take a double dose of Nyquil before every game in order to level the playing field.” The Commish indicated that he previous comments and allegations were unlikely to be sanctioned by the league.
Whew. What a week. Check back next week for more.