Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
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Article 270 October 25, 2014
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Both the League Director and Assistant League Director decided to use some of their league issued (2-weeks) vacation time this week and updated NOTHING.
Thankfully we have a support staff that "Did their job"
So... for you guys who are reading this section and looking to read about the goals and assists you have set up in your teams wins... Maybe try back next week for a "Double Issue" Game Summaries recap.
Until Then... here's a third party non-objective overview of last weeks games.
Game 1 & Game 2 - Meaningless Wins: So sorry Who Needs Superstars and Goodfellas… for a couple of meaningless wins.., as the top two teams clearly took a dive last week. They probably should have just called in a couple of forfeits and save you guys on the gas.
After the game League Director Bill Abcunas called Matty Iannello to recap the games. He wanted to let the “Great One” know that the top 2 teams lost along with how they played and that Legends Last Stand are still not mathematically eliminated yet
So Bill… what’s your professional analysis of the former top two teams;
A League Director’s Game Recaps
Trash Can Talk
The Curse of 11-1
Mike Hollingsworth and Carlos Machado came to the rest of FOURget About-it and asked if they could take a dive on their behalf last week. Coming off the Bye week at 4-1, Mike and Carolos’ concern was they were playing so well that (we) might finish first with an 11-1 record… and we all know what happens when you finish first with an 11-1 record… Right (Mike Naczas - Colleen Sedille - Tony Medeiros - Dominic DeFrancisco and Bill Gardynski Jr.)
For you readers who don’t know about the 11-1 curse… check out the 2013 Winter and 2014 Spring recap pages for a little lesson on finishing first with 11-1
We’re #1 – no wait I meant #4
With FOURget About-it perfectly executing Mike and Carlos’ plan… a certain Assistant League Director was overheard declaring a win for That’s a Plus and a jump to sole possession of first place.
Mike Naczas’ eagerness and declaration of being #1 in the standings… was quickly extinguished by a much older and wiser Dan Broderick… as he looked around at his team; which consists of (Mike Naczas, Tony Medeiros and Dominic DeFrancisco) and quickly revised his game play against Goodfellas
(Per Dan) his revised game plans instruction… “We’re Taking a Dive – too”
Can I borrow your "Defensive" Stick
Doing nothing offensively… turns out Jim Barber grabbed the wrong stick from the trunk of his car. He accidently grabbed his “Defense” stick… as the only goal of the game for FOURget About-it was when Jim covered the point for a pinching defenseman. Jim kept the ball in at the line resulting in the Carlos Machado sole goal of the game.
After the game Ray Dow noticed Colleen Sedille taping a Hockeytown loaner stick… and instead Ray picked up Jim’s stick knowing that his stick had no offense in it (from the previous game) and offered it to Colleen.
That stick paid dividends for Colleen as she helped anchor a 5-1 win with a solid performance with her borrowed Bauer Defensive stick.
How do dasher boards serve a penalty?
We weren’t surprised to see the refs NOT call a penalty on the dasher board right in front of the Goodfella’s bench. They’ve been missing calls all year. The latest call they missed was Mario Deluca (all by himself) and not an opposing player within 10-feet chase down a ball in his own zone… only to get a vicious check by the dasher boards.
While Mario was down and a bit embarrassed from his unprovoked collision with the boards… he was quickly helped up by Steve Oppedisano who gave him some words of comfort… “It happens kid, I fall all the time for no reason”
“Super Mario” or Drunk Mario?
"Super Mario" a phrase created by Nintendo and adopted by Mario Lemieux… There is just no way can we use that nickname to describe Mario Deluca (the only Mario in the league).
We especially cannot use the nickname “Super Mario” even if he scores goals from the point… after the secret video that surfaced of him and Brother Angelo Deluca playing in their backyard.
The video might help to explain why Mario was checked by an inanimate object.
The Deluca Backyard Adventure Game
The Pisano Line
Keeping with the logic that if you name ends in a vowel you’re either Portuguese or Italian… for Angelo Deluca, Rick Cassano, and Emidio Magno it’s wine and pasta sauce running through their veins for the newly nicknamed “Pisano Line”.
John Mancinelli and Tony Bono are allowed to fill in on the line… but Scott Young and John Kelleher you two are not allowed to be on the Pisano Line.
The Family Business
With a team name like Goodfella’s you have to wonder how all these Guinea WOP Goombah’s came together. Apparently they work at the family biz… making wine and soaking corks.
We’ll let Mario Deluca and Angelo Deluca explains how the family biz works:
Angelo and Mario explaining the family business
A Portuguese Paul Pierce Moment
Someone is accusing Tony Medieros of have Portuguese Paul Pierce Moment.
Down on the ground and in noticeable pain… Tony had to be helped off the floor as he hobbled to the bench. We haven’t seen a hobble that good since James Cann and Kathy Bates in Misery. Jim Barber was ready to cut his top producing fantasy player figuring he was done for the rest of the season… (But no wait)… her comes Tony on the next shift as Jim breathes a sigh of relief, we hear… “Oh look Paul Pierce is fine.”
It must be that Portuguese Power.
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