Good news! The GOTW is back! It’s a rematch of the 2012 Championship Game, Lbs. vs. Fresh Kills. But its not really a rematch since that Lbs. team sucked and this one is good.
The Lbs. are the most underrated team in BTSH. They have a lot of young punks that play both offense and D. I know what you’re thinking. OK, the guys are good, but the girls probably suck at Skee*T*Ball and arm wrestling. Can’t argue that.
Skee*T*Ball and arm wrestling show hand eye coordination and strength. I can’t imagine Ariel would lose to Ali, Sasha(s), Erica or Elizabeth. Gil thinks Gabe would though. Still, I’ll take FK 2-1.
Sam’s Says: Now that I know Tim, Ali, and Elizabeth (?) on the Lbs. (oh, and I forgot about curly haired man!), that’s good, but not good enough to top the 7 or 8 Fresh Kills I know. It’s a 1:00 game though, so it really comes down to which team can pull the wool over the other team’s eyes for the first 15 minutes and drop a few goals before both teams’ hangovers wear off. After that, it’s off to the races as Pittsburgh-loving Timmy and Butt-flashing Barch battle it out!
Rich–you don’t do these in order of game time?! Damn, I’m not rewriting the above–this game is actually at 4:30–I didn’t even think randomly ordering games for previews was a thing… #RichieHeelorHero?
Pray 4 Dave
Richie Hero says: A beer for all Riots if they win. A punishment beer for Richie if you lose by 7 though. (for deal to count someone from Riots have to agree) 5-0 prediction. ;(
Sam says: I’m a huge fan of the Riots this year, but I’m also a huge fan of Bartolo Colon and the Mets. Lately, I’ve accepted being a fan doesn’t mean always winning. I’ll go halfsies with Rich on the above deal.
Rehabs at Cobra Kai
Richie Hero says: These two mid-card teams (wrestling reference!) are fighting in the $h0wT!m3 division, so they can move up and get killed in the Tagliarino Conference. Nah, they’ll be fine if they move up.
RichieHero says: I actually think both teams are underrated as well. This will be the true GOTW and the Rehabs under my man $h0wT!m3 will prevail 3-2.
Sam Says: Rich can be like Joe Biden. When he’s on–he’s really on. But, when he’s off, you just got to scratch your head… I’ve seen both of these teams play top notch hockey; however, the Rehabs have settled down a lot since their undefeated streak. Cobra Kai, on the other hand, has been on the offensive.
Poutine and WTP
Nice comeback season from WTP! And Poutine is starting to pull it together.
Richie Hero says: Its tough bc I have some former teammates of my Zog team that sucked on WTP, and former teammates of the 2008 Elves which really sucked. But since our Zog team won 3 I’ll go with them. WTP 5-2.
Sam says: WTP is hot this year–ever since signing The Dude, they’ve pieced their team together wholeheartedly from last year. Poutine, I definitely agree with Rich here–you’re getting your act together, but WTP is an all-round tough team. I’m lucky we haven’t played them yet. If that guy I met the other night at Double Wide, who was sitting across from Jerome, shows up, along with Jerome, along with Jo-Ann, along with pulling Sven out of retirement, and makes a few shrewd trades for Gil’s Son’s Dad and Gil’s Son, then they’ve got a chance at an upset! If not, WTP 5-2.
Math at Instant Karma
They say Ocean City is all about friends and very little about actually playing hockey, but Ocean City Civil War has already broken out in less than 96 hours since a drunk joke that formed the new and already filled-up, Instant Shawarma!
Sam says: Math is good, Instant Karma is good, but Instant Shawarma is way better than both these teams combined! With the addition of the Stew Crew to Shawarma, this will be a good scrimmage as we prepare for OC!
Anklebiters at Butchers:
Are you going to the Ocean City tournament? Worky will be asking every Butcher that when they have or don’t have the ball that it will be a 50 minute PP for the Butchers and Jeff will score 4 goals. 4-3 Butchers
Sam Says: The Butchers captain is a drunk–if Worky knows what’s best, he’ll finally give all the Butchers that signed up several free beers as promised, which will make them fall into disarray! Unfortunately for Worky, the Butcher’s main man doesn’t drink, so the Biters will still lose 4-3 in OT. Craig will throw his stick.
Gremlins against some team
There will be a team, which a girl named Julie, will be tired from getting back to Finland, and a Hall of Famer named Alex E.M. is not around for. For the Gremmies, Walker will use hashtags, and Jamie promises to use only 50% of his energy bc I’m sure he’ll be playing for Gut Rot at 5:30.
Richie Says: 2-0 Gremmies. No Alex E.M., no chance!
Sam Says: The Grems have some grit this year–and they’re looking for payback from last week’s loss. All hands on deck for them this week, while Alok saunters about and cracks corny jokes about Canada, how great the Blue Jays are, and life in general. Grems take this one 3-1.
Elves at Hookers
Richie Hero says I’m gonna let Sam discuss this one.
Prediction: The Elves are on a 2-0 tear right now! I didn’t know until the 3-stars today that it’s in large part due to Gil. Actually, I did know that because Elves’ wins are always in a large part due to him. Do the Hookers know this?! Do they also know that the Elves’ captain is back from vacation and looking to make it a 3-0 winstreak?!
I don’t think the Hookers even care, as I think all they know is how to play solid hockey and then go home. Will Noelle sub for another team and be tired out? Will Sarah and that tall, dark haired girl be there?! Even if not–I’m sorry, Rich–this will take a lot of shake and bake and trick shots to pull this win off. But, if you know this secret against the Hookers, you may find yourself ahead at the end of your 50 minutes.
Rainbows at Demons
This was fun 2 years ago after the mass defection. Now, not so much. Demons 3-1.
Sam Says: Without David Bernstein, it’s going to be a tough one–but you may still end up getting a star of the week! Kevin Longwell–you may actually die in this game given the speed and strength of Demon shots, which is when we can finally chant in unison your already hyped and probably-getting-old-by-now Fight Club parody!
Sky Fighters at Gut Rot
Richie Hero says: Jamie stones the Sky Fighters. Plays awesome. Lose 5-1.
Sam Says: James Stein has a good game, but it doesn’t matter because the Teytelbaum brothers score a shit ton of goals. Ramirez will seek Gut Rot vengeance, though, at Ocean City!