The first week of the playoffs is behind us, for some the season continues, for others it's only a memory from here. Though there were some tough loses we all get participation medals and that's really what counts. These particular participation medals are of the imaginary variety, but that doesn't take away from their worth.
In the first games of the night we had the Crave Munchers vs Gronk Spikes Cause Deflation. GSCD is a walking example of how a terrible name never stopped a good team. In the other early game we had the Cougars vs Sacks and the City. Spoiler alert, the teams with terrible names won.
Crave came into the game with new confidence due to having Daniel 'Mike' Mikhailov back, carrying them forward for a quick score. That seemed about as far as confidence was going to take them because from there with the help of Yitzy Fox’s cool composure and their receivers stellar hands, it was only going one way from there, down. As the game wound down, Crave assumed the look of a deer in the headlights and prepared for the collision that would be their playoff loss. Crave, refusing to go out without at least a little flare, had a last second run downfield by Mike. with every player on the other team running at him, Mike, with surgical precision lined up each potential flag puller like ducks in a row and successively broke each and every ankle on the field, besides for one, Batman [Chaim Edry]. A few short yards before Mike was in the end zone, out of nowhere, Batman leaped, and pulled Mikes flag, yet again showing why GSCD is a serious contender this year. Final score, 27-12 to GSCD.
In the other early game , Sacks and the City beat the Cougars 26-13.
The late games saw WTF vs the Flying Unicorns and the Drunkin Donuts vs Remember the Tightans, spoiler alert, the teams with the terrible names won yet again. (Maybe there is something to this name thing.)
The Donuts landed a blow in the beginning of their game and quickly scored. The Tightans reeling from the blow came up field quickly and then for some unbeknownst reason they threw a pick. From then on it was all business for the Tightans. Moshe Shear quickly threw a TD and that shifted the momentum faster than fast shifting momentum usually shifts. It seemed as if from then on the Donuts accepted their fate and the game took a lighter, more co-edey tone. It was a game full of laughs, far too many handshakes, and even more beautiful toe tap last second catches by Zachi Silas. The game ended with a score of 38-6 to the Tightans.
WTF vs the Flying Unicorns sounded like a game that must have been chalk full of juicy juicy moments, sadly I missed them all, so I will let the collective imagination fill them in. The final score was 39-19 to WTF.
What we do know is that as we head into the semi finals, four teams remain, WTF, Remember the Tightans, GSCD, and SATC. For all the details on those games stick around for the semi final version of “Sport Sport”. – By Baruch 'Bucky' Apisdorf