BTSH Goes Fishing (And those damn previews…)

Gilligan's Island
In this week’s previews, I continue to spam you with details about this Saturday, when BTSH heads to Sheepshead Bay for a 7pm-Midnight Striped Bass fishing trip!  Here are the details, email me if you’re interested (SJNorris28 AT 

As we get closer by the day to Ocean City, there’s one more adventure on the BTSH bucket list.  Last year, the Butchers claimed victory over Math and Gut Rot with the largest fish and sickest passenger.  This year, these titles are up for grabs!  

This Saturday, August 15 at 7:00, a bunch of BTSHers are heading out on a striped bass adventure!  It’s a 5 hour trip (returning at midnight) and is BYOB.  The price is $38 + a possible $10/rod fee (last time they didn’t charge us for rods, but the first time I went they did) that we each pay in cash when we get to the boat.  

So, what else could you possibly do on Saturday night, while getting drunk, for 5 hours that is under $50.  Not much–see you there!

This is one of the only times we saw Jeff that night

This is one of the only times we saw Jeff that night

And wait, there’s more! If we get 20 BTSHers to confirm–I’ll buy a keg for all of us for the boat trip.

To get there, just take the B or Q to the Sheepshead Bay stop.  It will be about a 10 minute walk from there to the fishing docks.  Please make sure to be at the Sheepshead Bay dock (across from the Applebee’s of Sheepshead Bay & past the blue walking bridge) by 6:45 at the very latest:”/captain+dave+fishing+nyc/@40.5833499,-73.9778888,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2447a490fcd2f:0x91477c15ad6b6e62!2m2!1d-73.943556!2d40.583355

Also, just to note: these trips can be canceled due to weather, so I will call them Saturday afternoon to confirm the trip.  But, worse comes to worse and it is cancelled once we’re already there–we just walk down the street and turn this into BTSH Coney Island night.  So, bring your significant other, and let’s catch some fish or ride the Cyclone!!!

Rachel & Fish

What The Puck at LBS, Inc.

The media is asking, who is Steve Yu on WTP?!  They are also always asking, who the hell is on LBS other than four five (I always forget you’re a Pounder, Tommy C!) known people?!  Who is going to win this game?!  Well, it’s Pandora’s box because I don’t know any of these goal scorers, except Mike D and goal stopper, Timmy B!

Sam’s Prediction: WTP will come out strong, but LBS will stay at it.  It’ll be a close one, if all the people I don’t know show up, but LBS will take it late in the game or in OT!

Rich’s Prediction: Is Sam going to try and sell us Rayburn sunglasses next? What the hell Hsieh? Lbs. bounce back and win 7-1. 


Cobra Kai at Gouging Anklebiters

It turns out that you never know what type of Cobra Kai you’re getting.  Lately, they haven’t been too hot.  What about those Biters?!  Well, they’re picking up some serious steam and Craig might actually get a playoff win within the next couple of years. 

Most importantly, every keeps asking the BTSH Media, how will Workman play pending his planning anxiety over the upcoming OC tourney? 

Sam’s Prediction: If Cobra Kai shows up to manhandle, they take it 4-2.  If Cobra Kai plays how they have been, the Gougers are going to leave some big ole bite marks all over Altman’s wiener. 

Altman's Wiener
Rich’s Prediction: A lot of Craig hate for only one playoff win. I think its unfair. I also only have one playoff win as goalie in BTSH. Biters take this 5-1. 

Gremlins at Filthier

This may be the game of the week!  We’ll let Rich figure that one out.  The Grems are one of the BTSH Greats this year, as is Filthier!  If Brian, Ryan, Rod, and Ryan’s GF (sorry, I forget how to spell your name!) come out hot, it could put Filthier in a tough spot. 

Then again, if James, Suvin, or the Williamsburg Jet boys come out strong with Anna crashing the net, it’ll be a tough game for Gremlin defense and Jamie.

Sam’s Prediction: It’s always a bitch trying to score on Tim K.  You deke left, he slides left, then you deke right, he slides right, then you act like you’re about to deke left again, but really stay right, and he calls the bullshit and never slides left…

Trying to beat Tim, while he calls and raises the shots:

Rich’s Prediction: This is NOT the Game of the Week. Filthier 5 Gremmies 0. Poor poor Gremmies. Screw that Hicks guy for trying to wear my clothing attire and not getting me a beer. Make it 6-0.

That's my shirt!

That’s my shirt!

Tompkins Square Riots at Poutine Machine

This may be the GOTW, too!  Rich, what are your thoughts?!  Both teams have been upsetting other teams here and there all season and have the potential for a big upset in the playoffs! 

Poutine’s offense has the capabilities of sometimes dropping some big numbers, so this Sunday will test Dave in net.  Riots, on the other hand, sometimes field a nasty team that could put a lot of goals in, too.

Sam’s Prediction:  It turns into a run and gun type of game with big saves, a few posts, and lots of goals, but Poutine takes it at the tail end 5-4. 

Rich’s Prediction:
My prediction is Sam uses more cliches in the previews below! I also predict the Riots are short on girls, the media finds out Jo-Ann was actually behind Amy Jones injury but still lose 2-1. 

Mathematics at Happy Little Elves

This definitely might be the Game of the Week.  Rich, what are your thoughts?!

Sam’s Prediction: Quite simply put: 

Suplex City

Rich’s Prediction:
This is definitely GOTW. No Gil, no chance. The Elves barely wrestling win 5-0. We would have won 7-0 if he was there. Also, no goals by anyone with siblings on Math! I guess you could have inferred that with the shutout prediction though?

Corlears Hookers at Rehabs

The Hookers have really been stinking it up lately.  The Elves?!  Gut Rot?!  I mean, COME ON, what’s happening here?!  Rehabs?!

Rehabs beat the Grems this past week and look to keep stomping.  This will be a good game—nobody knows how this one is going to turn out!

Sam’s Prediction: Rehabs keep it rolling and beat the Hookers 4-2 with an empty net goal at the end of regulation

Rich’s Prediction: 
Fuck the Rehabs. I hate those guys. I do like Cena though. I know its Sena, but I need to make at least one wrestling reference, right?

Butchers at Denim Demons

Jeff gets seasick again from the previous night’s fishing trip and throws up on the court.  Coach makes it out on the boat, too, but suffers all game long from that wavy feeling you get when you’ve been on a dock or on the water all day and just spins around in net all game. 

This game becomes the worst game ever played in BTSH history due to it.  People also just fall over at random points for unprescribed reasons.  They start playing with multiple balls at once and don’t even realize it.  At one point, Rubens drops trough and takes a dump in the middle of the court after thinking about Dumpster’s in OC, but no one even seems to notice or care.  It is truly a terrible game to play in and watch.

Sam’s Prediction: There weren’t even refs that showed up, so no one knows who actually won and the only loser is the clean team

Rich’s Prediction:
I refuse to clean Adam’s poop. I thought my Ocean City team had Arnold but now found out he’s not going. So fuck the Butchers. I think the guy with the Yamaka scores 2 goals and the Demons win 4-3. 


Dark Rainbows at Sky Fighters

Was Kevin Longwell at the game last week?  I wasn’t at the courts, but it appears Mega took the W last week.  The Sky Fighters have picked up their game, but were bested by the Biters last week.  Both teams are going to come out strong to notch a W and get some wins back in their system. 

Sam’s Prediction: While the Rainbows will keep the Sky Fighters at bay, their hard shooting offense is going to score regardless.  Sky Fighters 4-1

Rich’s Prediction:
Sam, “Both teams are going to come out strong to notch a W and get some wins ” How many wins can each team get? Is there like a three-point wins line that I don’t know about? I know everything about BTSH I thought. Fuck the Rainbows. Damn Sexy Bernstein is good but the Sky Fighters win 4-1.

Gut Rot at Fresh Kills

I don’t believe in miracles.  As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as a miracle.  If there were, then I probably wouldn’t be an atheist. 


Sam Prediction:  Sorry Gut Rot, I think you have a 5% chance of winning, so that likely nets out to about a 6-1 game in favor of Fresh Kills, maybe 3-1 if Eric has another great game.

Rich’s Prediction:
Have you not followed Facebook Sam? Eric isn’t playing. Dave fake Gil Rubio is playing net. No offense Dave, I was picking Fresh Kills 7-0 with Eric in net. So because I like you I’ll make it 6-0. I’m an Atheist too. So is Friedman but I don’t want to make that public. 

Mega Touch at Instant Karma

Mega took a win last week while Karma took a stomping!  What happens when Mega has their mojo and Karma’s sacrificial shawarma is not turning into wins?  I don’t know, I don’t even know if anything I just typed makes any sense.  My boss keeps looking over to my computer to see what I’m doing right now, so this preview needs to start looking like work because I’m getting nervous. 

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Sam’s Prediction: Alex EM’s art is really cool—the digitally optimistic Picasso, if you will.  I trust you will.  Mega 3-2 OT

Rich’s Prediction:
The 2010 champs come through with a much needed victory. Julie gchats me and tells me one of her good players (that really is only adequate) didn’t show. Ben scores. Huzzahh! 4-1 Instant. Fuck Mega, I hate those guys.

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