Manayunk Sport and Social BBall

Ck4 vs the Titans was the match-up for our final regular season game. We went into the game with a 5-1 record and this game would give us a first round bye for the playoffs. The other team was 2-4 but had us out sized and it looked like we’d have a game on our hands. This was not the case. The gym is ridiculously slippery and Jeff gave the helpful tip of wiping the bottom of your shoes with your hand as often as possible. This proved to be a huge difference from the last we played at this location. We opened the game in zone and got off to a hot start with Ck4 burying 3 balls. They obviously didn’t realize Ck4 was a shooter and he probably buried about 3 treys before they got the message and started playing man. They couldn’t put the ball in the basket and we were up 24-6. We were playing good D, getting boards, and then making outlet passes for easy buckets and just beating them up and down the floor. We went into halftime up 20 and they came out in a zone D. Ck4 once again started punishing their zone with 3 balls and it pretty much demoralized them. They had a huge hole in the middle of their zone and we just worked it as we pleased for buckets. We had good chemistry among the entire team and as long as we scored some baskets, they weren’t going to come back. We finished winning by 20+ and will get the bye. It wasn’t a thrilling game but we finally played like a team that knew what they were doing and deserved to win a game compared to just squeaking by like we have been. Playoffs in a week or so and then hopefully a championship game.

By |2011-03-02T21:52:45-05:00March 2nd, 2011|Sports|0 Comments

Manayunk Sport and Social – Men’s Bball

Team Ck4 played it’s best competition yet, sans Ck4. Sans means “without” for people who don’t know and I also want to point I barely know how to you use it myself so I’m not sure if that’s proper with the comma usage. My brother Jeff also was missing and if I didn’t ask him if he was coming or not it would have “slipped his mind” which is just an excuse for being irresponsible. With two of our better scoring options absent, I had to call in the big guns and get Bake and Bud to fill in. Our record to date was 4-1 but we literally played the 5 worse teams in the league and we should have won the game we lost but still we are a lot better on paper than our performance so far.

We opened the game pretty strong with good D and some jumpers falling. It also helped that they couldn’t hit a jumper in the first half. 1st half highlights were when JKash put the kabash on their little point guard’s lay up when he “beat his shit up” (this is the best terminology for a block and I hope to hear ESnow use it one time) and also kneed him in the balls simultaneously. Evan was draining some jumpers much to the opposing teams dismay. Amber even said that I was playing good (just being nice of course) and I looked at her like she had a 3rd eye because I’m not sure anyone has ever issued a compliment about my game. I also overheard her ask if it was overtime yet when the game wasn’t tied but someone saying nice things caught me completely by surprise. We were up by 12 or so at halftime and felt pretty good about the half.

We opened the 2nd half still firing and opened the lead to 16 or so with 9 minutes left. Naturally though it’s never easy for us to close out a game and they started their comeback with 5 to play. We turned the ball over too often and let them right back in. With 2 minutes we were up 3 points or so and I took myself out for Bud due to my poor foul shooting which is some foreshadowing. Kevin drained a huge jumper to put us up 5 and then they scored and put Bake to the line for a 1 and 1. Clang. We got the O board and then Kevin had a chance at another 1 and 1. Clang. Another O board found Bud back at the line and he drained two to put the nail in the coffin. Hard fought game on both teams parts and this was finally a win that didn’t make us feel like we were just skating by these teams. Another game this Wednesday for all the fans (2, Amber and Kevins GF who no one has ever met or been sociable enough to introduce ourselves to her). Attendance for the year has almost hit double digit spectators.

By |2011-02-27T21:00:31-05:00February 27th, 2011|Sports|0 Comments

Monday Morning

I woke up today feeling good because I didn’t get black-out drunk on Saturday night. I pretty much slept a full 8 hours and didn’t wake up once which is pretty unusual. I decided to take 76 to work instead of Kelly because it’s MLK day and it really is a faster way in if there’s no traffic. I also woke up singing Naive by the Kooks for some reason and in crazy, someone has tapped into my brain fashion, I heard the song on the way to work. AltNation struck 3 in a row with that, Shake me Down by Cage and the Elephant and then Electrify by Mute Math. The Middle ended the streak. I’ve been really picky about the music I’ve been listening to lately. I had the Anberlin and Arcade Fire CD’s in my car, both really solid CD’s, but now I have nothing.

Our first Manayunk game was yesterday and it turned into a blowout. I asked Baker to drive from Hatboro even though he wasn’t really into playing and he did so I felt a little bad. Just to point out what a friend does for his friends. The game ended up being a complete romping. We were up 39 to 14 or so at halftime and that was that. The court is a lot smaller than we are used to which may be problematic against better teams but we acquired someone who is actually tall for this league so I think that will help. Y game on Tuesday and this will be the first time we are in 2 leagues simultaneously so I’m hoping to see some improvement.

Just a few random topics. Laura, I’m reading the Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest and I see where you are coming from it being somewhat confusing with all the characters they are introducing but I can’t say that the book isn’t good. I’ve found each book has taken a different path which is somewhat unusual for an author to have such diversity in their writing. For example, every John Grisham book I read has the same sort of feel to it. This 3rd book in the installment has been the least action but I’m also not finished yet so I may finish with a different opinion.

The Sunday night Showtime shows are a bit disappointing. Californication is missing the mark on its first two episodes. I think they sort of backed themselves into this storyline and it’s just not working. I just wish they could start over and start Hank fresh because it’s just really depressing. Episodes is what I would like to call “trying too hard to be funny.” It’s forced comedy and it’s just bad. I like how they have critics saying how good the show is but that must be because they haven’t watched it. I didn’t even bother with Shameless this week because I call this show “trying to be over the top funny” and it’s just not. Didn’t even tune in.

Onto some more random things. I’ve been sucked into Angry Birds: Season’s Greedings which is different then the original and have 3 starred about a 1/3 of the levels and have wasted way too much time on the game but I’ve come this far that I think I’ll finish it. There is a small feeling of accomplishment when you shoot a good bird and cause mass pig slaughter but it’s a fleeting feeling. I also have been playing some poker here or there and managed to final table a 12 dollar 180 man. I ended up getting 5th but I obviously think I should have won. I didn’t suck out at all to get to that point and then some key hands didn’t go my way. My Tens lost to a KQ in a hand that would have made me chip leader but instead pushed me to the bottom. Then after a nice double up with my AQ vs KJ, I made an awesome read and overpushed with KT against a somewhat shortstack and he showed up with K2 and he flopped trips. Then my send off hand was me pushing my sb of K8 into the same d-bag who snapped called with a T-9 from the bb and managed to flop trips on me again. Good playing, not great result. I’m going to to sign up for Blue Fire Poker again and start taking it a bit more serious. Once I put in the hours of training I’ll by myself a new 23″ monitor so I can 9 table again instead of 4 max.

That’s all that is really going on in my life. I watched a few Modern Family’s yesterday and this episode of Family Guy. Seriously this had me laughing so hard that I have to share. The “hey, there’s my little man” is easily the best part although the paramedic’s come on down followed by the dance is great too. Chris is on fire because he was wanking it and that was similar to Peter and the cow for all the nitwits.

By |2016-10-28T15:56:10-04:00January 17th, 2011|Tv|0 Comments

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