The premise behind this individual challenge is simple. Tony’s offensive point production has steadily decreased ever since he reinvented himself as a defensive forward in the Over-30 league. We thought that this scoring slump may have also been due to Tony trying to balance his Over-30 league responsibilities with his son’s hectic and always changing youth hockey schedules. Thus, Tony was the consensus second pick for the dreaded Pink Stick Bag Challenge to prove to us that we are all wrong in our assessment of his talents. Simply put, Tony has to score 9 total points this season. Otherwise, the Pink Stick Bag will be passed down from the first original loser of this Pink Stick Bag Challenge, Jim Barber, and Tony will have to carry onto the rink with him his new pink stick bag during the 2013 winter season, courteousy of the Over-30 league.
For those of you who are counting, here are the game by game weekly running totals for Tony’s chase for pink stick bag infamy. This table will be posted on the website on a weekly basis so that you can all place your side bets and have a good laugh at Mr. Bono’s expense.
Highlight of the Game
Has that deer in the headlights look, feeling the pressure by constantly asking himself "what the hell did I just get myself into?"
Breathes a sigh of relief knowing that the point monkey is off his back.
Team mates are trying to set Tony up for points, but, are frustrated over his lack of finish. The new team strategy is to have Tony stand by the net and shoot the ball of him.
Even with a big game production, Tony whines about the referee's shafting him on points, insisting that he scored 3 goals and 1 assist, not 2 goals and 1 assist. Provides an email witha breakdown of each goal scored for proof, but, still doesn't get any credit for the "alleged" extra point.
After spending a few days being tutored by Matty Iannello on how to score, the lessons paid off as Tony scores on a breakaway, making a world class move to beat the goalie.
Email excuse # 1 "I will not be at my game this saturday February 23 as my son is playing in a tournament in Albany New York."
Email excuse # 2 "At this time it does not look like I will be able to make saturday's game, as I am on call and cannot leave my house when on call, as i cannot get someone to cover for me for a couple of hours. I don't anticipate anything changing between now and 5:00 pm."
With the pressure mounting from the sideline hecklers in the Over-30 league, from his wife and even his son, Tony commits to ending this point watch sooner rather than later, by scoring 2 goals.
Tony admits that his zero production was not his finest hour; however, he insists that there is still nothing to worry about, and he will meet this challenge (secretly hoping that he will not miss another game).
If missing a half empty net was worth a point, Tony would only need one more point. Shortening his shifts and rotating only one forward at a time in the third period doesn't help Tony's cause.
Pulling another oafer, 0 shots taken, 0 points scored and 0 on the intensity meter, it looks more and more like pink will be Tony's new favorite color. Coincedence? Tony has gone shotless and pointless in his last three games, as his team has lost all three games.
Needing 1 point with time winding down, Tony scores a highlight reel goal while falling down on his back with only 27 seconds left to play, to beat the pink stick bag challenge to cap off an incredible comeback. Tony receives a standing ovation from his team mates and others standing around the rink (except for Jim Barber who is seen cursing and yelling at goalie Alby Luise).
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