NIBL Owner or Bucco Second Baseman?
Mar 15, 2001... Young Bill Krieger
This QOD contributed by Rob Ripper Triol...
"Sexy...(long pause)... dominant and all-mighty conceitedness - I'm arrogant."
- Shaquille O'Neal, describing himself in three words
On a Personal Note
Big blow to the (less than) Mighty Thong this week. My impending loss to the Cap City Tool puts me 2 full games behind the Tool and their humorless owner Johnny Rai. By the way, I have received numerous emails asking if Johnny Rai is the same guy who played second base for the Pittsburgh Pirates for most of the 1980's... and the answer is "no." That was Johnny Ray, not Johnny Rai.
Check it out:
Also, the NIBL's Johnny Rai was only 7 years old in 1986, so let's finally put this confusion to rest.
Anyway, back to the East... five games left and two games behind, the Thong chances look quite tattered. Let's look at those remaining 5 games:
I guess I don't exactly see a two game swing in there... do you?
The playoff implications are, um, large. Cap City's whole roster includes only 3 playoff guys, while Aruba's playoff contingent is strong. I managed to catch up with Eric Schoonover, headmaster of the East-leading Napa Valley Tasters (and commonly referred to as the "Montgomery Burns of the NIBL") and I asked him what he thought of a NIBL playoff match-up against the Capital City. "Excellent," he said, wringing his hands.
"I think it's mental, all mental. I'm always conscious about making the shot. It's always in my head and dwelling on it only makes it worse."
- Antawn Jamison on his (and Rip City's) recent shooting woes
Speaking of my email bag (see above)... I can't keep up with the requests that I continue bashing Don Fenton. My reply: "No way Jose". If we just continually bash Don Fenton, then are we any better than he is? No. Rise above and smell the flowers... huh?
It looks like the "rest of the west" (Nantucket, Rip City, and Elk Grove) will all win their games this week. Next week, however, is the shit:
A combination of West Chicago and Nantucket victories would seemingly put a nail in the West playoff chances of Rip City and Elk Grove. 'Tucket would have a three game lead with four to play. Elk Grove must win for this race to tighten up. What do you say Shaq?
grins... chuckles... belly laughter... guffawing... ha ha ha...
Worse than Don Fenton
Oops... sorry Don... let's try that again...
Really, really, really sucky
Ah, that's better.
I look out the window right now (here at NIBL inter-galactic headquarters), and it's like some neutron bomb has exploded in Naperville. All the color and life has been sucked out, but the drab, drenched buildings remain.
I know what your saying, "Well, what can you do? It's the weather for Christ's sake!" Yes, it is a tough problem, but I think I may have an answer. Two weeks from today I'll be in warm, sunny Las Vegas tanning and gambling my cares away! You know, in honor of my loss to the Vegas Vermin last week, I think I'll throw in some binge drinking and public urination as well. Viva Las Vegas!!!