Young Bill Krieger (Nov 19, 2002)
Top 10 funny NIBL on the net moment, for me at least.
I read an article that you should enter your URL (web address)
directly into each search engine you like to verify that your site is
listed there. So, I hit www.google.com
and searched on "www.williamt.com/nibl".
I was listed so cool... a couple references to the site... ok. So, I
surfed over this web page that had a reference to the NIBL page in it:
Check it out. It's an article on increasing awareness of "wife
beating" and they flagged this "blast from the past" NIBL
This page is the clinching game in the NIBL 1999 championships, where
the West Chicago WifeBeaters clinched the title over the Aruba Thongs
I think the Nibl officially qualifies as "politically
"Tell 'Danny Diablos' that he and his team stink
worse than my nuts"
- Nibl Newbies Justin & Eddie, before their 58 nibl
spanking by the Spawn
Random thoughts from the group on the first couple weeks of the Nibl
2003 season. Thanks for the contribs!
Justin & Eddie (Point Blank)
Here is our NOTE (that you wanted) to post:
Well after a rather easy victory over Mr. Fenton
in week #1, we are looking forward to trouncing his son in week #3.
Kudos to Danny Diablo who had a stunning week #2 against our team.
Apparently it takes career-high games from 3 or more players in order
to beat us. So all you other teams be fore-warned; if you want a win
against us, you better bring your "A-Game."
In other news, Steve Nash has found his way to
the bench this week after his recent 20 point output. So Jay Williams
will get his first action in NIBL play! Lets all hope for some more
big numbers out of our stellar Chicago rookie.
Take Care and Good Luck this week to All...
...(except Donny, of coarse)
- THE MURDER
Eric Schoonover (Napa Valley)
After his last postgame newsconference, the
beleauguered coach of the Napa Valley Tasters, Norman Dale, was heard
to say, "the boys and I are getting to know one another..."
Hs comments were drowned out by the chants of "We want Raef, We
want Raef" from the faithful taster following in attendance,
referring to the injured Taster center Raef LaFrentz. Dale retorted,
"I hope you'll respect who we are, not who we are not!"
"These boys have made a commitment to work to be the best they
Even if Raef LaFrentz comes back from his injury
soon, it is probably not going to be enough, because this team sucks!
This is the latest in a series of incidents
involving the volatile, yet somewhat successful coach.
Steve Tucker (Shakopee)
Ah, the NIBL. The draft day smell of coffee and
donuts. Smoking in the cold room. (note: screen is not a good
insulator) The bleary eyed owners pondering lists and strategies. Hung
over commissioners overcoming their self induced disabilities to
execute another smoothly run draft. It's good to be back after a one
I was hoping to destroy my NIBL reputation but
that is not in evidence after two games. Playing close but not quite
enough to win seems to be a time honored Shakopee tradition. But the
season is long and the Shysters are just getting warmed up.
After a dismal and nomadic four year stint the
team is settling in Shakopee for a long and, hopefully, fruitful stay.
Once we get settled and shake off the dust, we expect to win...
Rob Triol (Rip City)
From the Desk of Rip City :
The two week mark ? Never too early to weigh in........ 5 teams 2-0
to start the season. How many of them are for real ? Maybe a couple. Big
question marks nag at every roster. In Capital City, season ending parades
depend largely on the sustained ambition of Michael Olowokandi. When his
numbers dip, it'll offset the performances of Kobe. Brian Grant is a
liability, but steady 30+ games will be the expectation of Mashburn and
Finley. Candy Man's the X factor.
Out of respect, I should have started
these notes with a breakdown on our champion Dogeater. After 4 box scores,
we see Ron Artest north of 30+ three out of four. Tell me that at the
start of the season and I tell you "SPEEDY CLAXTON". Former Bull
may be a Top 5 steal thus far. I see holes in the starting five. McKie's
unselfish play doesn't fill up a box. Stackhouse is going to have bad
games with the aged MJ jacking up 3 shots a minute and Richard Hamilton is
a softer Eddie Jones with no defense. My criticism of the Dog may seem a
little harsh, but it's my thinly veiled jealousy coming out for losing out
on Jermaine O.
Cancun will have a very uneven year and fail to make the
playoffs. Kudos on the start after an abysmal 2001-2 campaign, but your
competition thus far has been lame. Too much pressure on Jamison and
Duncan to put up numbers to account for the fact that Billups and Best are
in the starting backcourt. One off game from the first two results in a
loss to adequate competition.
Vegas wisely invested in selfish gunners,
always a benchmark for sure success in the NIBL. Slow return from injury
for Theo Ratliff, uneven minutes for Bonzi in the guard glutted Rose City
cloud the picture, but I think his snakebitten identity will be shed this
Walla needs a third contributor to be considered a contender. Big
Dog and Dirk mighty formidable - James Posey is not. Barring injuries,
teams are going to have a very big problem handing the Diablo frontcourt.
Rashard Lewis looking at a big year after signing deal. Lewis, Walker,
Miller, Brand...big possibilities.
Injuries make the two 0-2 teams in the
West appear worse than they are. Weak talent and poor drafting make the
three 0-2 teams in the East appear exactly as they are. Plainfield (still
got love for you Rob) is in for a long, long year. Tim Thomas is a career
underachiever, Troy Hudson is a role player, not a piece of the puzzle.
Still, his roster contains Kurt Thomas, as angry a young man as I've ever
seen ! Point Blank has the jump on Shakopee for best new team of the two.
Aruba must continue to apply pressure to the bleeding areas on Answer,
Grant and Z. If they somehow hold together all year, playoffs look very
My team will look otherworldly some weeks. In all the others,
they'll look very average. I'm relying on too much potential to survive
the season. Young guys Richardson and Jefferson embody that fact as they
score 40 one game and 5 the next. Kenyon Martin will be brooding from the
bench very soon. Further proof, though it's been only 2 games. My victory
came against a team much better than the team I lost to. Beaters will
finish as the Tin Man and around .500. Allan Houston and Keith Van Horn
have never showed heart. Malone and Mutombo have tons to spare, but their
output will not approach previous years' reliability. Gilbert Arenas - Top
Yup, it's early, but...
- I love Cap City. Kobe, Mashburn, Finley,
Kandi, and a player to over-achieve later. Kobe hasn't lost in the
Nibl in a long time. Of course, Johnny Rai has a long history of
fucking shit like this up, so pencil Manila in over Cap City
regardless of talent.
- I also really like Walla's team: Dirk, Big
Dog, Mobley, Ricky Davis, and Posey. Gol dang I thought I'd be
able to sneak Ricky Davis out of the draft... oh well. Will
someone email me which of those 5 guys are not going
to average better than 30 a game.
- I see Rip City on the flippin' SportsCenter
most nights: Jefferson, Kenyon, Stevey Franchise, Rasheed. I'm not
sure that's going to translate into nibls though.
- I don't like the Spawn this year. I don't buy
Michael, Brad Miller or Rashard Lewis as 30+ contributors. I know
it's blaspheme because they're all over 30 right now, but we shall
- Shockingly, West Chicago is already toast.
Mutombo is a bust, and Karl Malone should be closer to 30 nibls
per than 35. Of course, Donny's first rounder is the
shelved-for-a-month Vinsanity. Next.
- I think that the newbies did a pretty good
job. They've come strong out of the box. I think they may get a
little disgruntled with the like of Cliff-Rob and Steve Nash over
time though. I do think they have the deepest team with a bench
that includes Jay Williams, Desmond Mason, Mo P, and Eddie Curry.
- I predict that Napa Valley will be playing
Yao Ming even after LaFrentz comes back from IR.
- Aruba (me) is a crap shoot. If AI, GrantHill
and Z stay healthy... we'll see. For Christmas, I'd like Juwan
Howard to shoot 40% from the field in one game.
So, given that analysis, my predictions for the
NIBL 2003 title game are (drum roll)... Manila versus West Chicago
in the Nibl final. Take Manila for her third title in three games over
"I love these new guys"
- Young Bill Krieger, on the Point Blank team's QOD
nibl... yow, bill