2019 Opening Remarks
Attention Campers.., welcome to the Over-30 (2019) Winter Season. This season we want to welcome 2-new players into the league. We would like to extend a warm welcome to; Elder Lopez and Mike Roberto.., and also welcome back from his long hiatus (of 13-years) Shawn Mulcahy who is returning to action along with “Shoelace-less” Joe Carlton.
Why the name?
A new pre-season tradition is taking shape as in previous seasons we try to determine the Captain(s) logical thinking behind his team name.
Most Captains are creative, some lazy.., and as part of the new protocol, some names are rejected and the League’s Front Office has to step in and heavily influence a proper name.
With that disclaimer; here’s your 2019-2010 “Why the name?” segment of our inaugural forum
Snow White (White)
Brilliant choice by John Kelleher, as being the white team and having the only girl in the league.., we couldn’t have agreed more with the name.
(and) as an added bonus.., we will be identifying her “7-Dwarfs” and definitely adding a few new ones as this season progresses.
Olive Pits (Olive)
Jim Barber historically tries to work his team color and his roster into the name. Being “Olive” color it was suggested “Genco Pure Olive Oil” (courtesy of the Godfather).., but the name was too long.., and “Genco POO” was also a league violation.., so it was decided that the worst part of the Olive that everyone hates and spits out was “The Pit”.
Question is; will they be another championship caliber team for the self-proclaimed “Winningest, Jinx Busting Captain”.., or is the rest of the league going to chew them up and spit them out?
Matty Iannello was one of the first to the table with “Jake-O’-Lanterns”.., although the league was very disappointed that Matty wouldn’t go with the League Board suggestion of; “The Great Pumpkin” (for obvious reasons).., Matty countered with “Smashing Pumpkins Jizz” and League Officials politely said it was too long.., then he countered with just “Pumpkin Jizz”.., and they we had to tell him no “Jizz”.
Dominic DeFrancisco is in the “lack of creativity” category that we spoke of.., and he doesn’t check his email regularly to learn that his roster was given to him days prior.
So it’s no surprise that “Shockwave” although not very creative.., it actually works by the Leagues standards.
Drama Queens (Charcoal Gray)
The team that couldn’t name themselves.., as the League’s Board vetoed both of (new) Captain Jamie Kehoe’s submissions.
“50-Shades of Ray” was vetoed quickly because it’s too long (and too gay).., and their follow up of “Jeff DeHero’s” was also unanimously vetoed by the board, even though Jeff became the “All-time Wins Leader” with 201-wins (congrats!) in 401-Games Played which mathematically means you have a 50.12% chance of beating Jeff on any given Saturday.
The “New Regime” was lobbying for their suggestion of “Jamie’s Cryin’”.., because that’s what the first year Captain is going to be doing a lot this season (he just doesn’t know it yet)
Over-30 League Officials had to pull rank and because of the amount of time (and drama) it took just to name his team (the last one out of 5).., they were dubbed the “Drama Queens” and if you don’t think that’s a fitting name.., then just sit back and watch the drama unfold on this season on HBO’s new series “Over-30 Drama Queens”
Off Season Champions
We want to take a moment to publicly congratulate the 2019 Winter Season Hockeytown Champions;
D1 Champions: Congrats Misfits players Dave Costa and Ray Nickerson.., although Costa was out on IR with broken ribs (courtesy of the aforementioned Ray).., and Ray didn’t play due to an undisclosed ailment.
D2 Champions: Congrats to Bricklayers; Nick Romano, John Kelleher, Jim Barber and Scotty Rosato for their back-to-back 2018 & 2019 Winter Season Championships
D3 Champions: Congrats Nick Romano.., when you approach 60-years of age.., you go down in divisions to find comparable competition.
2019 MISI Champions: Lastly congratulations to Dave Costa and Just the Tip on their 2019 MISI League Championship a few weeks ago.
Dave is 2019 the GM of the Year as he has successfully drafted back-to-back Championship teams. Sure everyone laughed at Dave when he was left with and forced to take Ed Nigro and Mike Naczas on the draft board.., but the 117-years of experience paid off in the end as the Naz’ “Shut Down Defense Tour” continued into the MISI Summer league as they lead the league with fewest goals against.
Thankfully the league’s unanimous voting of Scotty Rosato for League MVP was standing behind them to help Dave win his 2nd straight championship.