Bill Krieger... May 6, 1999
Cap City, Elk
The NIBL 1999 regular
season was short, but sweet. Hotly contested matchups in
both conferences went down to the final NBA games of the
season before playoff matchups were determined. Speaking
of... here's the matchups:
|Capital City Tools
|Elk Grove Cougars
West Chicago WifeBeaters
- Baghdad 287,
Manila 255 - This was
probably the most-watched game of the week
because of the heated rivalry that has existed
between the DogEaters and the CrossDressers for
so many years. Insults and profanity aside, it
came down to Patrick Ewing and Joe Dumars taking
a night off for Manila and Ron Mercer and Tim
Duncan showing up big for Baghdad. But Baghdad
didn't have their playoff fate in their own
hands... that was up to Cap City.
- Capital City
291, Matunuck 274 -
Johnny Rai steps up and beats the Breakers to
snatch second place and a playoff spot from
Baghdad. "I'm not losing to somebody from
flippin' Maine for god's sake," said the
engmatic owner of the Tool. Cap City has a date
with Aruba in the playoffs.
- Vegas 258,
Sioux City 233 - Vegas did their part
and won, but couldn't overcome the tiebreaker.
- Elk Grove
273, Diablo 263 - C-Web sits and Elk
Grove wins... again! Kendall Gill poured in 64
nibls as the Cougar sixth man to bring Elk Grove
home to the playoffs.
- Joliet 192,
Bolingbrook 176 - Joliet beat the
hapless (and winless) Hops, but the Byrd's horse
left the barn last week in their loss to the
playoff-bound Cougars of Elk Grove.
- Aruba 302,
West Chicago 295 - Aruba claims the
regular season NIBL crown and must have a
rabbit's foot collection or something. Needing a
last-game 47 nibls fom Stephon Marbury, the punk
from Jersey puts up a 54 spot and Thong win.
Let me break down the
Eastern Conference tiebreaker for you. Three teams were
tied with 8-5 records: Baghdad, Cap City and Vegas. The
first tiebreaker is head-to-head competition. Each team
is 1-1 in the this bermuda triangle, so on to the second
tiebreaker, head-to-head points. Go:
Look at the
total nibl points in head-to-head competition: Baghdad
570, Cap City 581, Vegas 555. Cap City wins on the second
tiebreaker with 581 nibl points. Yow!
One last regular season
note: I take my cap off to the the NIBL's battling
- Diablo Danny (4-9)
beating Don Fenton in week 12 and almost knocking
Elk Grove out of the playoffs,
- Steve and the Salsa
(1-12) always putting up a battle despite somehow
picking 1 (or maybe 2) healthy starting NBA
players in a 10 man draft.
And then there was
Bolingbrook, who capped off a season of non-lineups with
the perfect ending. Rob didn't turn in a lineup (again)
and lost to Joliet 192-176. That's right, he lost because
of the 25 point lineup penalty. Bolingbrook would have
won his last game and avoided becoming the only winless
NIBL team by just saying the magic words... "same
lineup, first two games for each."
you are one pathetic loser... no offense"
Carrey in Dumb and Dumber
Playoffs start Saturday. I
will post playoff info (like a review of the playoff
rules and a list of remaining players for the playoff
draft) tonght! YOW!