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by Sam N

The BTSH Media is bringing you the first 2018 installment of Know Your Neighbor, featuring Jess from the Dark Rainbows.  “What is Know Your Neighbor,” the majority of the new Sky Fighters team asks.  Well, it’s where The Media highlights a player or duo in BTSH who are exceptionally fit for the BTSH spirit.  “What is The Media,” the new Sky Fighters team clamors on.  Well, dear Elly…  “Wait, wait, who is Elly?”  The Media responds, “oh dear lord Elly…

Jess from the Dark Rainbows

Hometown:  Fairfield, Connecticut

College:  Lafayette College. Fun fact: I played D1 field hockey there. [Continue Reading…]

1. Where are you from?
Sarah: Jersey
Brian: Michigan
Media note: Gee, Brian, nobody saw that answer coming…

2. What do you do for work?
Sarah: Equity Research for Credit Suisse.
Brian: Software Engineering from Two Sigma.
Media Note: It sounds like these two are overqualified for this position, let’s demand a recount…

3. How did you guys meet?
Both: Rich Glanzer. Well actually, trolling Rich Glanzer. [Continue Reading…]

Welcome to the 2016 BTSH Round of Four, which will hopefully become the Round of Two (also known as the PBR Cup) later in the day.  And, after the championship game, we celebrate the closing of the season at Parkside Lounge with awesome drink specials and the 2016 BTSH Championship team of assholes generally acceptable and friendly people, whose captain has still not fully paid the contract for the trade of two of my players.  In other words, Brian, the PBR Cup currently has a lien on it.

On that same note thinking about the Cup–do we even know where the PBR Cup is?

Pounds v. Fresh Kills

LBS won the first two meetings this season. Can they win a third?

LBS won the first two meetings this season. Can they win a third?

by Sam

This past week’s Pounds vs. Filthier was, in and of itself, a championship quality game the whole way through.  How did the Pounds win that game?  It came down to about 40% luck, as all one goal ball hockey games do, and 40% to Luke for breaking through so many players and potting two goals*.

Will Ali’s Pound Town show up again in full force?  They’re going to need to against the Kills, but if Tim Brown shows up and Jake finally gets to a game, the Pounds have a big shot at winning this thing, which will line up a fantastic championship against either the Sky Fighters or Rehabs.

Fresh Kills are looking strong this year, again.  Not only were they able to put 5 between the pipe against Tim B the Goalie, but they may do the exact same thing against Tim B the Original Goalie (reduced to Tim B the OG).  If all the boys in blue show up Sunday and get ready to run their ass off against the fastest Pounds team in recent history, they may really rain some hell.  I don’t really know any of the girls on FK, so that’s about the end of this preview, except that this game is likely going to overtime.

*I also don’t know how to allocate that other 20%.

by Isaac

Well I do know a couple of the women on Fresh Kills and they are fierce.  LBS might be the first to a loose ball, but Sheena, Natasha & Co. usually have the last word.

The scary version of FK that no one has been talking about is how focused Gabe and Rush were against Karma and Butchers.  If they bring that same determination against Karsten and Scott (where’s Jake been?  he does know this is the playoffs?  right?) then LBS could blow their top and lose their cool.

Prediction: Fresh Kills rediscovered how to have fun first and win second during the regular season.  And as much as I like this LBS crew, Soko and his gang will be joking around right into the Finals against…

Rehabs v. Sky Fighters — Semi-final rematch gets you doubled up preview!

Balls are sure to be flying in this one.

Balls are sure to be flying in this one.

by Sam

Who would have thought, except maybe Mike Teytelbaum, that the Sky Fighters would be now in the round of 4? I mean, I hoped they would have lost to my team, but after winning, I hoped they would of beaten (T)the Fuzz.  Turns out they did, so I’m not sure what else they are capable of.

Mike T and Olivier may be smiling over their stellar offense, but the Sky Fighters tried and true power is in their, for lack of better words, “clusterfuck defense”.  Seriously folks, I’ve never seen so many blocked shots. Three weeks ago, Math had about 15 shots blocked in front of the net and Bob W. wasn’t even there. Last week, they blocked nearly all of Jeff, Paul, Rob, and Brian’s.  They knew they didn’t have to block Rich’s because his only shots would surely draw a high stick call, so they actually started passing him the ball.
If the Sky Fighters want this game, they are going to have to plug the middle and block even more shots.  Also, they will need another solid goalie if James S. will be out for the day.  I hope the Rehabs let any mid- to upper- tier goalie sub in for the Sky Fighters.
Now let’s get to those Rehabs: full of hustle, intensity, amazing wristers, and a captain who is about to forfeit their potential title due to a contractual lien on the PBR Cup. Will they be able to buy a round in time?! I don’t know, but I don’t see why not.
The Rehabs have more than the required ratio to win the PBR. They’ve got Eric R in net. They’ve got so many hunks, you wouldn’t even know what to do with.  They’ve also got so many babes that say, “stop talking to me, creep,” that this match will get quite exciting, especially because I may be reffing their game with chief creep, [insert one of three potential creepy BTSH refs here].  Will their girls be able to say that to Sexy Olivier’s face, after they hear his accent?! Will the girls even be affected by the sheerly great male looks of the Sky Fighters? Something tells me no–they’re all about the hockey.
^^^ I was referring to Rich as the creepy one, but if you thought it was Cro or someone else, that works too.
Regardless of whether Roman plays Greg will be bringing some nasty.

Regardless of whether Roman plays, Greg will be bringing some nasty.

by Isaac

Rematch of last year’s Semifinal in which the upstart Rehabs knocked out the Hopper lead Sky Fighters sending a shock-wave throughout the league.  But this year it is the Sky Fighters that are the underdog in this contest and neither will be taking the other lightly.

Olivier and Caroline have done an outstanding job captaining the Fighters this year (an award nominating worthy performance).  Their in-season adjustments of moving Greg to defense and having Mia torment goalies Sean Avery style have paid dividends in the playoffs.  (Just go ask Fuzz.)  If they want to survive this battle, then they’ll need Roman the Destroyer to return IR to assist Alexis with stifling the potent Rehabs’ offense.

The Rebabs on the other hand chose to make adjustments by bringing in outside.  They made significant upgrades at key positions at the expense of their captain’s BTSH spirit and soul. With the Showtime narrative of riding back and forth into and from the sunset being all too well known, the ‘Habs traded for the fundamentally sound Ramirez in net.  Ensuring each contest wouldn’t end up being a defensive battle they brought back the lethal talents or Ryann and traded in-season for the masculinity of Joey-B and versatility Amber.

X-Factor for Sky Fighters: Scoops always steps up her game in the playoffs.  She’s been creeping closer and closer to that sweet spot above the crease and could put one home.

X-Factor for Rehabs: Ramy is wicked fast and always plays like a possessed Wolverine.  Last year he split the Sky Fighters defense late in the second half and drilled one up Stein’s five-hole.  Will he be able to do it again?

Prediction: the Sky Fighters will keep this one competitive for the most part, but the Rehabs will be moving on to the Finals.

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ATTENTION: don’t stray too far from the courts after these two games.  The Finals will be played shortly after on the West Court.  So grab some snacks, restock on beverages and sharpen your heckling banter because THIS IS IT!  The Championship Game for the BTSH PBR Cup!!!

 

The Round of Eight is finally here!  Will there be a rainout?  I don’t know–there was an 80% chance of rain on Saturday on Wednesday, now there’s a 40% chance that may shift the day of the downpour to Friday or … Sunday!  Will Hurricane Matthew Newman let us play?!

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But wait, Mr. Met is no longer in the playoffs, so who could possibly replace him?  This guy, he’s someone you definitely don’t want to see on your court Sunday, and definitely not in the Round of 4’s.

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But, this type of vague information on weather.com calls for a hero.  Like someone who used to work at a news service, preferably in broadcasting or reporting, possibly chased people around in a car who were talking on their cell phone, and has deep contacts with a Long Island weatherman.  Well, this sucks, I know an asshole with that background, but surely not a hero.

 

Fresh Kills v. Butchers

Neither team submitted their mad libs against humanity, so I guess they get a real preview…

Fresh Kills has been a solid team all year, when their studs show up to play.  You know who I’m talking about–any one on their roster.  This year, they’ve seen short benches here and there, but if Tom, Gabe, Ariel, Pat Moore, and a few others make it with a strong Barch in net, they’re going to have a real strong showing against the Butchers.

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But the Butchers are not to be underestimated.  Posting the best season and strongest squad in Butcher history, the Meats will also be a force to reckon with.  Their speed across the board may make it hard for Moore to track and Gabe and Ariel to chase down.  While the Butchers’ captain, Dana, hangs out in the best vineyards in Tuscany, her squad will be playing in a franchise-defining game.

Although 2011 had a good squad, the 2016 Meats are really stacked

Although 2011 had a good squad, the 2016 Meats are really stacked.  It also doesn’t look like anyone in this photo has aged in the last 5 years.  Good on you!

Will a Butchers win be an upset?  No, not really, if you have ever watched the Amazin’ Meats team this year.  I don’t know who will come out on top, but it’s going to be a nail-biting game, possibly going into OT.

Lbs, Inc. v. Filthier

Last week Filthier had a Mr. Flopper of a game.  Their soiled in oil performance, which was tantamount to the Rainbow’s no douches in this crease style of play was a real test.  Luckily, pen15 pulled a baseball bat down a hallway maneuver to win the game.

But, the Pounds are looking to give it to them doggy style by the dog pound, making them all lubricated and milky.  This game will get interesting if this happens.

Ali and her LBS's are feeling pretty good about their chances.

Meanwhile, Filthier did not submit their mad libs against humanity, so they’re previews are looking a bit more bleak.  Will Denny and the Gang take back control of their playoff run?  Will Adela be roster checked because she’s only showed up twice or so this season?  With Shaq back from Oktoberfest or wherever the hell he was, and the perfect duo, James and Ann, on the prowl, the game’s final score will be left up to both teams’ stellar goaltending.

Filthy Yawn

 

G. Anklebiters v. Rehabs

The Anklebiters are known for taking teams to the final minutes of playoff games.  With Ben, Derho, and their secret shooting weapon who shall not be named, Eric Ramirez may have some trouble coming his way.  Despite not posting a phenomenal season record, they can go toe to toe with any team in this league.  A few bounces their way, with some grit and hustle, is going to make this game a true $H0wD0wN.

The Biters should focus more on Poutine Machine and less on crabs and gang signs.

In that same vein, the Rehabs are looking incredibly strong this year.  They acquired two players from inarguably the best team in league history for a pastrami sandwich from Tompkins Finest Deli, but they may have to forfeit this game due to these illegal players after their captain failed to pay the “next round of beer is on us” clause of the contract, which has been outstanding for more than 8 weeks.  With two of the best women constantly on defense and a swath of hunks always prepared to shoot the ball, the Anklebiters may become moreover nailbiters this game, as Craig is going to have to do a lot to keep them out of the net.

REEEEHAAAAABBBSSSSS!!!!

Sky Fighters v. Fuzz

And finally, the preview that I’ve been waiting to get to.  Not because of a certain affinity for either team, but because over the past couple days, I learned a lot about Rich Glanzer by asking a simple question: can you please send me a set of nouns, verbs, adjectives/adverbs, and sexual innuendoes for a mad libs/cards against humanity preview?  So, this is what we are left with–when you thought commas were an issue–nouns, verbs, and sexual innuendoes are just as hard to come by…

Who wore the Sky Fighters hat best?

While the Skyfighters are coming off a win against the team with the biggest pipe organs BTSH has ever known, the Fuzz is going to have to Cosby and gush the Skyfighters’ lubricious defense.  Will Fuzz’s stubby be enough to break through Bob W’s and Greg’s gelatinous zone?  With Jeff’s diddle and Rich’s squishy, things are going to get weird.

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Fuzz looks on at disgust from what Rich sent me.

Meanwhile, the Fuzz is going to have to be slippery, oily, creamy, buttery, gloopy, gooey, lush, glossy, blubbery, moist, and make this the worst previews in Round of 8 history due to Rich sending me his breakfast menu, instead of what was asked. And, Familia sucks.  If I had a dollar for every time I said that to Mets fans over the last two years, I’d have enough money for a significant vacation.

by the Anklebiters & Friends Production Crew

*Reposting this article with a different video link for FB, FYI.

It’s back!  The most infamous night of the BTSH season has returned from retirement.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the 5th BTSH Olympiad is coming on Sunday, August 21st.  Start time is 7pm…be ready to call out sick on Monday.

Welcome yourself back to the land of the infamous Bar Mat Shot, the leopard print jane, boot-and-rally beer chugs and, of course, the celebratory cupcake in the ass.

 

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:

Craig LaCombe: “We’re looking forward to the greatest night in BTSH history.  I even talked to Rosie (Jason Rosenstock, former Hot Legs champion) who’s going for the Brazilian wax. I’m predicting he reclaims the title.”

Jason Rosenstock: “I’m as bald as baby down there…except for a grundle landing strip.  Let’s do this thing.”

Chris Lee (Owner of Parkside): “We’ve upped the insurance plan and ordered 15 cases of Highlife.  The burlesque catwalk is gonna be ready for the hot legs – let’s go!”

PRE-PARTY AT TOMPKINS:

The festivities start early at the courts with our party table.  Enjoy Amy’s legendary chocolate-covered berries and some other stuff we’re not allowed to write about!

THE EVENTS:

  1. Over The Top Arm Wrestling Tourney (Men’s and Women’s)
  2. PBR Chugging Contest (3 people per team, 3 beers each, at least one lady)
  3. Sharif Corinaldi Memorial Hot Legs Competition
  4. Beer Pong Tourney
  5. The Bar Napkin Love Poem Competition
  6. 2 Girls, 1 Cup (2 Ladies per team, both have straws and must down a cup of beer)
  7. Phallic Fluffer Eating Contest (one hot dog, two meatballs, a blow job shot and no hands)
  8. Flip Cup (3-on-3, at least one lady per team)
  9. Our Mystery Charity Event

Sign up forms available at the bar and online.

Plus:

  • $3 Highlifes!
  • $3 PBR Drafts!
  • $8 Car Bombs!
  • Free Pizza!

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