It was all of 16-seconds for Nick Romano to pass his Pink Stick Bag Challenge.., and it was the absolute perfect scenario for Nicky to shine.
Playing in his last regular season and needing only one lonely goal.., this was highlighted even more by playing against the current bag holder Mike Naczas.
After Nick's “Bing-Bang-Boom” opening faceoff win and his1st shot on net goal just 15-seconds into the game.., the challenge was over!
Nick quickly retrieved the ball and ran over to the Blue Brother's bench to personally hand Naz the souvenir ball.., a clearly visible and defeated Naz quickly followed Wrigley Field Homerun protocol and threw the worthless ball back onto the dek.
Sorry Naz.., unless Ray Dow fails his pending challenge or Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.., looks like your stuck carrying the bag for another 16-weeks.
Morning the passing of;
We wanted to take a moment to officially mourn the passing of Captain Quint. After two grueling seasons at the Shark Attack helm along with missing the playoffs (both seasons) and going 5-14-3-1 over those two seasons.., Captain Quint will surely be missed.
The Curse Buster
So you're jinxed, cold, wet and without an Over-30 championship jacket to battle the elements.., (don't panic). All players in the Over-30 League pay $250 per season.., but for an extra $49 upgrade fee and for the low-low price of $299 you can request playing with the winningest captain of all-time.
His Captain credentials include;
Winning 6 out of the last 10 Championships
2x Back-to-back championships with two different teams
Member of the three-pete club.
Part of the team that broke the original and most infamous cursed players in league history.., the curse twins of Dave Hill and Gary Goodwin.
Other notable clients to get their 1st Championship Jacket after a long drought include; Dominic DeFrancisco, John"The Codfather"Leite, and current fresh off the jinx list Shawn Miville.
Who is the purveyor of championships.., the godfather of jackets?
He's someone that answered a simple ad for "Help Wanted" and never complained about a "Bad Call".., while being condemned with "Dead Men Walking" before being honored as a Captain and having the "Midas Touch" to win championships.., while the nighttime skies were full of "Shooting Stars" and he always pushed having fun over "HABitual Complainers".., and never once doubted that his "Trojan Horse" was not full of Greeks.., but rather Champions!
Andy Brickley’s "Keys" to the game
Alby Luise was looking everywhere pre-game.., in his bag, in his pocket, on the benches.., he even recruited twin brother Mike Luise in the search that extended to the parking lot and Alby's car.
What were the twins looking for;
Alby's Anti Five-Hole Cream?
Turns out the twins were looking high and low, inside and out for Alby's keys.
Nowhere to be found and the game time approaching the twins had to abandon the search and focus on the biggest game since the Winter 2012 season with In Shannon We Trust.
Turns out the keys were in Alby's pocket the whole time he was playing.., and it may have contributed psychologically to Alby's 1st period 4-goal meltdown.
Oprah’s Book of the Month
Sorry Mike Nacaz.., so close on getting rid of that pink stick bag and even closer to winning your 6th championship jacket.
Not sure if this will have any answers for you… but you might wanna read it
2018 Celebratory Polar Plunge
Happy New Year to all the Over-30 Players.., this is month when everyone makes their new year’s resolutions to lose weight, score more goals and win the Over-30 Spring Season Championship.
Shawn Miville celebrated his New Year day by bringing the Over-30 Championship Trophy for a polar plunge.., and unconfirmed reports suspect that could be Umberto“Papa Smurf”Biancardi being held up by a Sea Pirate.
2017 Defending Champs
As of January 6th 2018 Trojan Horse will officially become the defending champs. Look for the team tradition of the "Trojan Player of the Week" to continue.., as Captain Jim Barber will be looking for his 3rd Back-to-Back championship runs.
With the Co-League Leading Goalie Scotty Rosato and the League Leading Scorer and Season MVP Shawn Miville.., and newly "passed" Nick Romano as your base.., Las Vegas odds for a repeat is currently 4/1
Maybe Help Coming
Before the start of the 2017 Winter Season.., sarcastically optimistic Captain Matty Iannello named his team for his prediction of a 1-11 season.
He should have named his team "Playoff Bound" as Matty and company snuck into the final spot.
Now with the 2018 Spring Season upon us Matty could be getting help in three forms
Scotty "El Baby" Young has decided to shut it down for this season.
Joe Shannon is getting stronger and will definitely help with a defensive upgrade
New rookie defenseman from Dracut is coming into the league and from all early reports is not afraid to play the offensive line and has a pretty good shot from the point.
The defensive upgrade in front of Jeff Deharo is just what Jeff wished for Christmas as he looks to redeem his GAA and get back in the hunt for the top goalie slot.
A New Challenger
With Nick Romano leaving Mike Naczas“Holding the bag” for another season.., Mike is now rooting on the newest “Smilin Pete Lodi” Pink stick Bag Challenger Ray Dow to fail his looming challenge.
After being selected to the DC Untied team for the 2018 Masters… Ray will need to bury 5-goals this upcoming season. There is no “GWG” clause either… straight up 5-goals to pass his challenge.
“Good Luck Ray”… Said no one named Naz.
Shut 'er down
There's no more guessing.., will he show? Or will he be late? Scotty"El Baby"Young has officially shut it down for the 2018 Spring Season.
Looks like someone is going to spend the 2018-2019 Seasons "letter-less" again. This was supposed to be a confidence rebuilding year for Scotty and the League Director.., but opting to shut it down to recover and get healthy.., the LD and ALD have nothing to measure Scotty's leadership and attendance against.
So from the all of us.., have a safe winter and a fun summer.., and hopefully we'll see Scotty and his new "letter-less" jersey in the Winter 2018 Season. We'll miss you, your antics and sarcasm this season.
Enjoy and good luck with the recovery.
New Year’s Resolution
Babe Ruth pointed at the centerfield bleachers before hitting a Homerun.., and our very own Jay Carrien is pointing to Week#16 on the schedule and making the call that his team "will be" in playoffs this season..., and to quote Jay "My team will be in the playoffs next year.., My career is on it".
Our suggestion to Team Cherry.., follow Jay's lead.., you had a great defensive season, but now you need the balance and provide more offense for Captain Dan Broderick.., otherwise you could be looking at being the cherry at the bottom of Jay’s empty glass (again).
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