|Feb 24, 2002... Young Bill Krieger
Diablo, Plainfield: Distance from the pack
What a week! Upset specials... 400+ nibls... trades galore... po*n stars... read on!
Week 17 blockbusters!
The leaders of each conference gained a games worth of breathing room as week 17 featured upsets galore... let's go to the videotape:
Two things jump out: 1) the top 6 teams in the East are within 3 games of each other, and 2) Rip City pulled to within three games of West Chicago for the final spot in the West.
One more week of inter-conference play and then we head into the intra-conference home stretch.
NBA trading deadline rocks NIBL
NBA trades sent a tremor through the NIBL last week with a flurry of important activity right before the Thursday deadline.
Let's go to the videotape (again) and grade the "moves" made by each team:
I think that was the hugest trade deadline we've had in 5 nibl years. Excellent.
Cancun Investment Approved
The NIBL Board of Governor's last week approved a minority investment in the Cancun Cleavage franchise by investors from Wicked Entertainment, Inc. The infusion of cash will leave Cancun head-mistress Denise Fenton still in control of the flagging franchise, but infuse much-needed funds to improve Cancun's woeful facilities. Wicked, a leader in adult entertainment products, has been looking for a fantasy basketball league in which to invest. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but source put the investment in the area of $10 million and includes revenue ties between Cancun wet t-shirt sales and Wicked new DVD releases.
"We think this is a great step forward for the league," pronounced co-commish Bill Krieger. "You can see that this deal and the young ladies from Wicked really got me excited. See."
Wicked representatives Hooty McBoob and Chesty Larue seemed very passionate about their investment as well. "I love the NIBL," exclaimed Chesty. "I love Denise and the Cleavage too," Hooty replied with a giggle.
Denise "Cleavage" Fenton added, "I feel really really good about these girls. They're going to make the Cancun franchise and the NIBL, in general, a more exciting place to be. That's how I feel... see."
Not everyone was happy with the penetration of Hollywood into the once staid NIBL hierarchy. Elk Grove owner Moz Krieger expressed his concern, "I didn't go to Catholic elementary school for 12 years to hang around with a bunch of girls... if you know what I mean."
Oft-absent Seattle co-owner Don Fenton Sr added, "I hope these brauds don't cut into our happy hour time."
Cancun owner Denise Klisz and her Wicked Entertainment investors are now pictured on the Cancun team page, so check it out.
Thanks... yow, bill
PS - The NIBL trade deadline is just two weeks away... last regular season transactions must be made by Friday March 8 at midnight, eh.