Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 305 January 16, 2016
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Last week John Travolta was confused… here is where the games recaps are supposed to be, but no game summaries???
This week even more players are looking… and still nothing?
Once again... our apologies. You deserve better than this... you deserve to read about your individual acomplishents and have your name in bold highlighting your skills.
We've seen "double editions", but never "triple editions"... and at this pace we might only see "limited editions"
Trash Can Talk
Thanks Tosh.O Disclaimer
Call it the Irish Goodbye, the French Exit, or “Ghosting”... Whichever you choose, that’s how Mike Hollingsworth exited the Over-30 League and rode off into the retirement sunset.
Mike called it after a career after almost 500 games… and what a career it was;
38 seasons - 7 league championships
123 goals - 268 assists - 18 game winning goals
His longevity earned himself the prestige of having an award named after you, but without a proper send off and teary eyed press conference, Mike just disappeared. So, we are proposing the new award be called the Mike “Casper” Hollingsworth Defenseman MVP Award… and one of you lucky defenders with be the first winner, so start burying those scoring chances and make sure the refs log your assists.
Side note: Do we have to be "Politically Correct" and say “Defense-person” because we have a girl candidate? Nah!!! Obama is done this year and what would Trump say?
With Mike being the first living honoree getting his name on an award (and not having the word Memorial after it)… we thought we would propose a few for these players who will one day call it quits.
Topping the list has to be… the “Matty Iannello League Leading Scorer Award”. It’s only fitting since “The Great One” has won the award more than any other player in league history... and he’s the “All-Time Points Leader”
We then have to honor another living legend with the “Dan Broderick Iron Man Award”… at age 84 Dan is still a force to be reckoned with, not with his speed but his knowledge and stick placement. You rookies see an old man on defense; us veterans see one of the best that has played more games than days that you been alive.
Dare we say it… but the “Bill Abcunas (Memorial) Season MVP” seems fitting for someone that has given so much of his time to the game and league… However, we are reserving the rights to that name until “Memorial” can be added, because we don’t want to see Billy handing out a trophy with his own name on it.
Registration Increase Coming
We’ve all witness Bill and Kellie chase away kids, unwanted spectators and even family members as John Mastracola can attest to when his own son was tossed out by Tommy.
The Abcunas’ reign of kicking out non-paying spectators will result in an increase for the 2017 Winter Season as they are correctly getting quotes from both an Armed Guard and a Police Detail to guard the stairways.
The Comeback Trail
We have a current referee that wants to hang up the whistle and get back into playing for the Over-30 League.
Sad to say it’s not Jon “I’m on Team USA and you’re not” Picard… because that would be awesome, but we all know Jon wanted to go out on top winning a championship with Jim Barber’s Midas Touch.
Watch for it today… Mike “I didn’t see nothing” Naczas who quit playing because he was fed up with the officiating and wanted to prove that anyone could wear stipes, miss calls and collect a paycheck, now wants to get back to playing again.
Mike has been petitioning the league to reinstate his playing status that would allow him to be a candidate for the Mike “Casper” Hollingsworth Defenseman MVP Award.
There are (2) problems with Mike’s comeback:
1) An active Referee cannot be a rostered player… It’s the equivalent of a crooked politician or a cop going to jail.
2) Mike needs meet the leagues minimum BMI (Body Mass Index) requirements.
To help Mike achieve his BMI Goal and to allow him to get back into “playing shape” and not “buffet shape”. The League’s Board of Trustee’s has granted Mike a waiver to “Fill-In” on an “As-Needed” basis only to finish the 2016 Spring Season.
Today the comeback trail starts for Mike Nacaz as he will “Fill-In” for the defending champs HABitual Complainers. Remember Naz, the team is based on “Having some fun out there” because according to team captain Jim Barber “Fun Wins Championships”
BMI – Where are you?
So we don’t have a bunch of potential heart attacks running around waiting to happen. The league is providing this public service announcement to help bring awareness to your health.
This BMI chart will also be used in the 2017 Spring Draft so we can distribute and balance all the fat guys in the league.
We already had a “Youngest to Oldest” contest and we don’t to promote a “Skinny to Fat” contest, as we would just end up handing Ray Dow to win another prize pack.
So here you go… find your Weight & Height and see what your BMI is.
For this reporter I’m a 29 and "Overweight"... Where are you?
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