Mar 12, 2002... Young Bill Krieger

No... you've sucked all along

And suddenly, I suck.

Mired in Aruba's three-game losing streak (ass-capped last week by one nibl by the losers from Cap City) and actually busy in a real job (well, pretty real), I present some abbreviated notes.

New Kirsten below...

Since last we...

Well, somebody stop the train and let me off. Lord knows I don't need any more legal problems (after that little Cancun team photo debacle... oh, btw, have you seen the new Cancun team photo?), but with Diablo Danny Bruessel, Don "Dr. Evil" Fenton and Rob "mad as a hatter" Reed at the top of the leader boards, what is there left but despair.

Well, since last we spoke, Diablo and Plainfield have continued their winning ways and each have comfy-cozy leads. In the West, it would appear that the only battle left is for second place. Yours truly called it, and Rob Ripper Triol is hot on the heels of West Chicago with the new and improved nibl-consuming versions of Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard. The Beaters have two games in hand against Rip City, but the two still play each other one more time, and Rip City's nibl totals are reminiscent of Aruba in their day (sob).

Fuck the Eastern Conference. I'm not even going to explain the highs and lows we've seen in the past few weeks. The race in the East is more confused than RobReed's political views. It's been agonizing and glorious all in the same spit bucket. 4 teams tied at 11-8 for second place... and 7 of the 8 teams still in contention for a playoff spot. This has to be the best race in NIBL history... and with all intra-conference games left, here comes the biggest, baddest finish in NIBL history as well.


I may have used this one before, but it's so great... I wonder if Pat would consider coaching a NIBL team?

"We're rebuilding within a rebuilding process"

- Pat Kennedy, now ex-Depaul basketball coach

East v. West Wrapup

Here's the final tallies from the inter-conference games from week 11 to 18:

Week East record
11 4-4
12 7-1
13 5-3
14 6-2
15 4-4
16 4-4
17 3-5
18 4-4
TOTAL 37-27

So, the East clearly dominated, but it wasn't the blowout I expected. The West held its own in the last half of inter-conference play.

yow, bill

PS - OK, I'll give you a little glimpse of the agony... If Charlotte makes the playoffs and Aruba doesn't, my starting lineup will be playing in round 1 and I'll be watching on TV. Ugh.