|Feb 4, 2002... Young Bill Krieger
East 22, West 10
First off, check out the new photo at the bottom of the page... Kirsten!
We're halfway through the inter-conference part of the midseason schedule. The domination of the Eastern Conference continues with a stunning record of 22-10 against Western foes in the last four weeks. What will the next four weeks hold for the Western Conference? Probably more beatings, in this reporter's opinion.
To add to the argument, the leaders in the East, Aruba and Plainfield, have spanked their Western counterparts, Diablo and West Chicago, three games to nothing. Plainfield plays Diablo this week going for the 4 game sweep.
Did you catch the barn-burners this week?
NIBL Cat Fight
It wasn't a 2 nibl game, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention the most hated and vitriolic rivalry in all the NIBL heated up again last week. Manila bested Cancun 282-260. Running a PG web site as I am, I cannot share most of the email that I received from our two fair Denises last week... here are some edited-for-tv excerpts:
Whew. Geez. I know both these ladies, and they are just that... ladies. But when the NIBL intercedes, you never know what emotions will come in play.
The NIBL's fantasy league neighbor to the left, the GNABO, has apparently folded. GNABO honcho M. Jesse Jackson released the following statement on Saturday Feb 2nd:
So, one may ask... did Don Fenton collapse the GNABO as implied by the GNABO hierarchy?
Well, that's definitely not the talk around the water cooler. Talk on the streets is that the GNABO filed for Chapter 11 protection after running out of beer and wine cooler money. This is a striking turnaround from when the league was flush with cash just a few short months ago. The GNABO's take from the "World Pretend" games against the NIBL alone was reportedly bringing the league 6 figures a year from various sponsorship deals.
Apparently, however, the league had invested the its plunder in a combination of Enron stock, dot-com hedge funds, and real estate in Plainfield, Illinois... all investments whose value has plummeted.
I doubt we've heard the last of the GNABO though. There will at the very least be the Congressional hearings, and of course the requisite appearances on 60 Minutes. Should be interesting...
En homage to ex-GNABO poo-bah, M. Jesse Jackson:
"It was fine until that no-talent ass clown became famous"
- Michael Bolton, "Office Space"... on abuse he receives about his name
PS - Congrats to the Patties... the Rams got their prissy little blocks knocked off! He he.
PPS - Next week... the 2002 All-NIBL team!