Pointy Pointy Birds
Late last summer, my pal Davis and I signed up to play indoor in-line hockey with a team in a rec league here in town, and roped another friend, Greg, into joining the league too (We play street hockey year-round, along with our goalie pal Patrick, and it's a buttload of fun). Our team is called the Pointy Pointy Birds, after an ESPN SportsCenter commercial from the early 90s. We got off to the rockiest of starts, opening the season with nine straight losses, before we began to gell as a team and win a few games, eventually ending up with 3 wins, 11 losses, and 2 ties.
Anyhow, since there are only four teams in our league, we made the playoffs, and managed to knock off the #1 team (who'd won the last three titles) in the single-elimination first round over the weekend. And tonight, we begin the best-of-three league finals! Unfortunately, Davis got himself suspended for fighting in the last regular season game, so he's gonna have to cheer us on from the press box...but the rest of us are ready to play hard and bring home the "Cup" ! Here's hoping by this time next week, we'll be known as the Champion Pointy Pointy Birds!
Coming tomorrow: The Playoff Beard!
Posted by Robert Ullman at 5:31 PM