Dia - Blow Out!
Bill Krieger... May 2, 1999
The Wild West
West Chicago was again sent packing to the shelter this week by a non-playoff team. Who'd-a-thunk the WifeBeater, after reeling off 10 straight victories, would lose two in a row! Following the Beater's shocker last week to Walla Walla, this time it was a loss to the lowly Diablo Spawn 318-293.
The win puts Diablo at 4-8 for the season far surpassing the expectations of almost all NIBL prognosticators after the confusion that plagued Diablo on draft day. "I could have sworn I had a good team," said Danny Bruessel. "Who knew Dominique Wilkins wouldn't be starting this year? Anyway, I'm eating healthier now, and I hope next year to have fewer carcinogens clouding my thought process."
"Diablo is a mess," remarked one NIBL source. "I like Danny, but that team... forget it. I don't know what he was thinking."
West Chicago owner Don Fenton was unphased by the loss. "We're really gearing up more for the playoffs... and Aruba. Krieger's team is a fucking sham and he personally is a jag... you know it, I know it, and he knows it. We'll pummel Aruba next week and sweep the playoffs to our ultimate victory! Victory, I tell you."
Strong words... out calls to the Aruba headquarters have so far gone unanswered.
That's not all the happened in the West... You'd think Elk Grove would be sunk without their one-man-gang Chris Webber... right? Well, Joliet fixed that up right quick because not only was C-Web racking up a week's worth of zeros, so were Joliet stars Zo Mourning, Alan Henderson, and Rasheed Wallace. The result of this zero-fest... Cougar win! Elk Grove (back fom the fucking dead) is now in the driver's seat for second place in the West.
Tidying up the East
The East... it's a mess.
The reigning NIBL champion DogEaters continue their ferocious comeback with a 296-262 victory that gnawed Matunuck right out of the playoff picture. Aruba thonged Baghdad back to the pack with an awesome display of NIBL power 313-282.
The Thong look primed for the playoffs, but against who. Four teams are tied for second place with 7-5 records. The tiebreakers are making me nauseous, so you figure it out. Here's the head-to-head table...
Next week's games are shown below, but let's try a couple of scenarios here... First off, assume that Vegas beats Sioux City. Go!
OK, for grins, if Vegas loses....
Get it? Got it? Good.
The Last Week
Of course, the last week of the regular season will ROCK. Some awesome games...
Playoffs start Saturday. YOW!