WINTER 2018 COMMENTARY
MARCH 15, 2018
I pick on Joel a lot. This is mostly because I know he can take the abuse, but its also because he just gives me so much material to work with. Allow me to take you back to 4 weeks ago. A confident Joel proclaimed to me that the Shrimpin boys and girl were going to rally and finish the season in third place. Now, this was no small feat. To realize this goal, there were quite a few teams to overtake. Nevertheless, Joel was sure that his team was up to the challenge. Lets now take a look at Tuesday night. The pressure was on. Joel and the boys needed to rack up the points to make that finish push in the standings. Dart Digglers had battle inconsistent lineups all season. Joel thought this was his chance. So what did Joel do? He focused all of his attention on the Jukebox and stopping the Piano Man. Joel's team not only lost the chance at 3rd place, they may have found themselves in position for an opening round match away from home. I hope the $45 worth of Eazy-E was worth it, loser.
We have at least two make up matches taking place this week. Hopefully there will be 4, but I'm being realistic here. The esteemed members of the board are currently deciding on forfeiture rules and awards. I will update you once we have made a ruling.
REMINDER: IF YOU OWE ANY LEAGUE FEES, HURRY UP AND PAY!
MARCH 8, 2018
Crunch time!!! There is not much time left if you want to make moves in the standings. We saw last year how important the last couple weeks can be as Prestige Worldwide began their championship run. It's go time for you sandbaggin sons-a-guns. Every spot in the standings is up for grabs.
If anyone was wondering, Joel Littrell did stop crying eventually.
MARCH 1, 2018
Dear Joel Littrell, QUIT CRYING.
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. My darts were flying a little less straight by the end of the night and I take that as more of being loved and less as being sabotaged.
One very important note: We do have a make up week incorporated in the schedule. Any necessary make up matches throughout the year must be made up on or before that date. It is encouraged that teams work together to make up any missed games prior to that week, but just remember we do have a catch up week built in. If absolutely all efforts are exhausted and for some reason (should never happen) a match cannot be made up prior to the position round at the end of the regular season, the board will determine a formula for forfeit victories. I can tell you with certainty right now, that no one will ever be given 19 points in a forfeit. It is in your best interest to do everything you can to make up matches.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
I am a little disappointed that when I showed up to Double Play on Tuesday there was not a stack of cash collected by the league to pay for birthday drinks for our dear Meghan Kennedy. You only turn 26 once (or ten times in Meghan's case) and I really expected you people to make this one a memorable one. Let's not make this a habit. As a dart family, we should take care of each other. With that being said, we have another birthday coming on Tuesday the 20th. I will give you some hints about who we are celebrating: 1. He is adored by all. 2. His dart ability is second to none. 3. He raises the overall attractiveness rating of the league by at least 4 points. Figure it out and buy him a beer on Tuesday.
Week five was fun, wasn't it? We had a lot of good shooting. It looks like we are finally starting to figure this game out. I am proud to announce that the boys on Shrimpin' finally earned a victory. Let's talk about this for a second. What was different this week that may have led to the sudden change in outcome? Hmmmm... I know. Dennis wasn't there. Joel signs on these cocky steel tippers and they think that everyone will soon bow to their greatness. Well, well, well, that doesn't appear to be the case here. It will probably be smart to bench Mr. Schmitt next week too if Joel wants to even think about a victory over Just the Tips.
FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Kevin Yagoda is an angry man when he loses. This is what I learned last night. I want all of you to know that Kevin Yagoda does not lose well. Years of practicing the art of losing has not helped. This is not a warning or threat. This is something you want to see. Its wonderful.
In other news, Joel Littrell did a terrible job hiding Mike Maloney's trips pot tickets. He had one job and he failed. Thanks to Joel, the trips pot was cut by two-thirds. Congrats, Mike!
Does anyone remember when I used to be good at this game? I mean I was never going to join the pro tour, but I was ok. I'm beginning to lose those precious memories. It's been a while since I woke up on a Wednesday morning and said "Good job last night, big guy." I'm telling you this because it would really help my self-esteem if I had a couple extra wins under my belt. If any of you cared about me, you would tone down some of your competitive edge and miss an out every now and again. Did I mention my birthday was coming up? Thanks in advance.
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Another exciting week is in the books. more commentary to come tomorrow.
JANUARY 25, 2018
Week 2 was good I guess. The reigning champs took a beating at the hands of Dart Vaders. Dee Klein was heard after the loss saying, "I can't work with these people. My back hurts." Well, Dee's cries for help were answered. Prestige Worldwide announced, just minutes after the heartbreaking loss, that they have signed Mario Arizzi to a one year deal. Prestige Worldwide is hoping the addition helps their repeat chances. Oh, I almost forgot... they also added Mike Maloney to the roster. Good Luck people!
JANUARY 17, 2018
Week one is in the books. Its exciting to see new names on the tops of the leader boards.
I was hoping for some animosity in the match up of the Coach's Corner servers, but they split their head to head and ended the night with smiles on their faces. Much to civil for my liking. I'm going to start some rumors to get the drama flowing a little in this league. Did you hear that Angela told Tammy that Jessica was, like, 'the worst bartender in, like, ever'? Here's hoping that kinda trash talk spews over into the playoffs.
Lastly, can someone tell the Loepke/Galvin combination that this game is for fun? Start missing some damn shots, please.
JANUARY 16, 2018
Do you remember Derek Jeter's final year? Teams from around the league remembered his accomplishments by showering him with gifts and treating him with the respect he earned through his career. I would like for you to treat me the same. While I have yet to decided that this is my final year playing, you would feel awful if it was and you didn't get me anything. I have expensive taste so don't be afraid to bring credit cards when you go shopping. I highly doubt the cash in your pocket right now will have be enough to show me the proper respect. Tax refund season is approaching so no excuses.
JANUARY 12, 2018
Another season is just around the corner. The Schedule is posted on the Document/Links page. We have no new teams this season, but we are welcoming a good amount of new players. Let's try to keep everything civil for the first couple of weeks for the benefit of the newbies.
One major change for this year is the formation of the the governing board that will handle all issues related to the league. The board is made up of Ange Jaroski, Kim Kamradt, Joel Littrell, Brian Morris, and Joe Anderson. If you have any concerns, reach out to Kim and Ange first!!! If your issue requires the full braintrust, Kim and Ange will bring it to our attention
The goal is to make every decision as impartial and unbiased as possible. We want to do whatever we can to promote a fun evening for everyone with as little dart drama as possible.
I will see you all on Tueday... GOOD LUCK!!!