Happy Happy Thong Thong
Apr 3, 2001... Young Bill Krieger
First Things First
"C'mon coach put me in."
knows, in the NIBL, you gotsa play your guys. Well, at least once. The
following guys need to be played before the end of the season:
||Sean Rooks, Lac
||Tom Gugliotta, Pho
||Chris Mills, Gsw
||Aaron McKie, Phi
If you don't play your guy, then he will be
automagically inserted into your lineup. Your opponent will select the
player in your lineup to be replaced.
we've had an inordinate amount of injuries this year. Usually, the
list of un-played guys is longer than this. If you have any questions,
then email me: email@example.com
Here's two for the price of one...
it all, win it all"
Brian Krieger, in Las Vegas this weekend
on the Yo... 10 on the World"
Brian Krieger, Craps table gibberish in Vegas again
NIBL Playoffs (almost) set
Well, here's what we know...
- West Chicago has clinched the #1 spot in
the West... AGAIN. The NIBL's version of Dr. Evil, Don Fenton, has
captured the top spot in the West 3 of the 4 years of the NIBL's
existence. Don's off year was a 3rd place finish last year in
2000. Must've been a Y2K bug in his NIBL draft software, eh.
- Napa Valley has clinched a playoff spot in
the East. This will be Eric's first NIBL playoff appearance.
Here's what we almost know...
- Nantucket has almost clinched the
second playoff spot in the West. Any 'Tucket win or Rip City loss
in the last three games and Jack "used to be Shorewood"
Evans will face West Chicago in the playoffs.
- Aruba is the hottest team in the NIBL and
like the Buckets needs just one win, or a Cap City loss, to
represent the East in the playoffs.
- Rip City and Cap City each need to
win their remaining three games and have Nantucket and Aruba,
respectively, loss their final three games to make the playoffs.
In other words, the playoffs are almost
set. I'll definitely do a full playoff preview in the next
couple weeks as things become final. Don't want to jinx anyone... like
I'm thinking that Kobe might need his own section in
the Notes these days. What a numnut!
"Someone told me that in high
school, Kobe used to sabotage his own games. So the game could be
close. So he could dominate at the end. To sabotage the team process,
to be so self-centered in your own process... it's almost
- Phil Jackson, on Kobe Bryant
Happy Happy Thong Thong
Let's look at some crazy shit over the last three NIBL-weeks, including (you guessed it) the happy exploits of America's
team, the Aruba Thong:
- In week 20, Cap City and Aruba squared off in the
2nd highest scoring game in NIBL history. The Thong take the
shootout 386-368. That's a total of 754 nibls! The highest scoring
game in NIBL history was week 12, NIBL 2K when Cancun beat Diablo
405 to 358 for a total of 762 nibls. The Thong victory gave Aruba
second place in the East and also the tiebreaker against hated rival
- In week 21, West Chicago beat Rip City for its 19th
consecutive victory, a NIBL record. Awesome!
- In week 22, West Chicago's winning streak was
snapped by Elk Grove 297-275. It's the Beater's first loss since
week 2! "I wanted to lose. I don't want to pull a Duke in the
playoffs," exclaimed Beater owner Don Fenton after the loss.
- An injured Patrick Ewing and Derek Anderson's
heroics give Aruba the 2 nibl comeback victory over last-place
Burlington 319-317 in week 21.
- Week 21 again: Nantucket beats rival Elk Grove
320-307. A loss by Rip City that week as well gives Nantucket a 2
game stranglehold on second place in the West. Jack "who needs
Shorewood" Evans has extended that lead into 3 games and needs
one more win to make his first appearance in the NIBL playoffs.
- In week 22, three different Aruba players have
50-nibl games as the Thong pound St Louis 395-226.
- Week 22: Vegas avenges two earlier losses to Cap
City with a playoff-crushing defeat of the Tool 287-268. Cap City
reels from an injury to Eddie Jones and an mystifying plethora of
Cleveland Cavaliers on the team.
Don't know about you, but I think this has been best
regular season we've had so far in NIBL history.
QOD - Finale
"Loser gets Shaq"
- Steve Tucker, on this week's Burlington, Joliet match