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#20 Gut Rot (4-10-0-2) at #13 What The Puck (8-7)
Location: Tompkins West, 2:00 PM
All-Time Series: First Meeting
2010 Result: Did Not Play
Game Notes: Yes, you read that correctly. What The Puck is the #13 seed. After a promising 7-0 start to the season, Larry’s Orange Juggernaut made a sharp u-turn, dropping seven of its last eight games. However, despite this freefall, What The Puck’s offense still ranks sixth in BTSH. Grizzled veteran Tom MacDonald leads the team with 10 goals, and also provides a gritty counterbalance to Larry “Mad Dog” Zimmer’s sheepish leadership style. Gut Rot has also stumbled down the stretch, losing its last six games. The team also holds the distinction of being the only squad in BTSH that failed to win a divisional game this season. However, Gut Rot has had several bright spots in its inaugural season, including the play of Scott, who has notched an impressive 11 goals in his rookie season. In addition, the team has proven capable of playing with some of the league’s top teams, as it upset the defending champion Sky Fighters in Week 11. Gut Rot will need to pull another rabbit out of its hat in order to take down What The Puck.
Eli’s Pick: What The Puck. They should be able to take advantage of Gut Rot’s defense, which allowed the fifth most goals in BTSH.
Derek’s Pick: What The Puck. Their players tend to mysteriously reappear come playoff time.
Watchability: 3 Tommys
Joe Better Protect His Beer
#19 Gouging Anklebiters (5-11) at #14 Unicorns (7-8-0-1)
Location: Tompkins East, 3:00 PM
All-Time Series: Unicorns lead 7-4-1
2010 Result: Week 17 – Unicorns 5, Gouging Anklebiters 1
Game Notes: Once again, the Unicorns ranked among the top teams in defensive prowess this season, as goaltender Craig “Ug” LaCombe led the unit that allowed the second fewest goals in BTSH. Conversely, their offense has been mediocre, which has contributed to their sub-.500 record and last place finish in the Hackett Division. However, the Unicorns did conclude the season on a high note, as they won three of their last four games and earned a point in the other. The Gouging Anklebiters also finished at the bottom of their respective division, which happens to be named after team captain Phil “Sandy” Donohue. After a 4-1 start, the Anklebiters wilted in the summer heat, losing 10 of their final 11 games, with the only win coming via a What The Puck forfeit. Included in this losing streak was their only meeting of the season against the Unicorns, a 5-1 loss in Week 17.
Eli’s Pick: Unicorns. LaCombe has been on fire of late, as he has allowed just two goals in his last four starts.
Derek’s Pick: Unicorns. With most of the Anklebiters attending a wedding on Saturday, I question how focused they’ll be on Sunday.
Watchability: 3.5 Feet