From the daily archives: "Friday, May 4, 2018"

BTSH’s First Annual Seis de Mayo celebration is this Sunday, May 6 (duh).  Party begins around 6:00 pm at Cholo Noir on 6th and A where we’ll have the following specials:

$4 Tecate
$5 Margaritas
$8 Tecate + Shot Special

Weather permitting, there will also be chips, salsa, pinatas and a mariachi band at the courts (only one of these is a lie).  Come one come all and show your Cinco de Mayo hangover who’s boss with a bunch of your alcoholic leaguemates.

And now back to your previews.

Gouging Anklebiters (4-1-0) at Instant Karma (4-0-1), Tompkins West, 1:00pm
by Hornswoggle

I guess one can say that these two teams could have written off their 2017 season about two-thirds of the way through, but it seems that players on both sides took those results as sources of motivation for this year. What can we say about each squad, except that Puppy continues to tear things up and Karma’s stellar netminder—a league rookie, mind you—has shown fine form between the sticks (“posts”—I know, I just like proper football, mmkay?).

The running joke between fellow Poutiner Jon C. and me is whether Joe P. shows up to games and if he doesn’t, it’s because he’s injured. Well, we saw him last Sunday, and he was fine, and the Biters won, so let’s cross our fingers that nothing happened to him during the week so that he could guide his team to victory! He’s already tallied four goals, and although that’s half of the team leader’s take, it’s also equal to the Rainbows’ goals for to date (apologies for the dig, Tia!). Other players to look out for include Alex D. and Jared—three goals apiece—as well as Timmay or Bubblebath, whose GAAs are about 2.00. [Continue Reading…]