Terror Squad vs. Honey Badgers
"You win some, lose some, and wreck some." - Dale Earnhart
When Terror Squad Captain Tim "The Terminator" Green took the court that night he knew things were going to be different. With week 4 upon him and his team, he knew that he needed to push his team in the right direction as they were finishing the first half of their season. With the past few games under their belt, the Terror Squad came out with guns blazing against a valiant effort from the aptly named Honey Badgers.
Sara "The Cannon" Henry and the Street sisters (Stephanie "Sweet" Street and Veronica " Sour" Street) handled their business in the ladies games with arms reminiscent of cannons firing, while on the men's side, newer players like Rich "Megaman" Ciminini and Steve "The American Dream" Rhodes dominated the men's side. Bill "The Bunny Rabbit" Kroeger danced back and forth in the safe zone with plyometric moves that belied his frame and greying beard.
The Badgers were not going down without a fight, with Kevin "The Jumping Spider" Schaffer and newcomer Brian "Too Nice to be Mean" Keane ducking, dodging, and throwing for the guys, and Lauren "Last Hope" Canzanese and Katy "The Ladybug" Laird ending up solo versus 4 or 5 on the ladies side, but this was simply a team that was overmatched.
The final score gave the win to the Terror Squad, and they continue their quest to be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.
Banzai Executioners vs. Lightning Donkies
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi
In a night unlike previous for the Donkies, they emerged victorious and pulled out the upset over returning power the Banzai Executioners. In what was a defining game for the Donkies, they relied on newcomer Adrienne "The Glove" Gass to provide that added spark to ignite their offense and defense, with the Executioners suffering the consequences.
Typically a powerhouse and a well disciplined team, the Banzai's just didn't seem to bring their A game, as the upstart Donkies recorded their first win of the season. For the Banzai's, Ed "The German" Sheppard and Pat "The Frat" Hoffman had their typical game, but this team might have over looked what is a very different and improved Donkies' team.
Bill "The Irish Cowboy" Westerman returned this week with his skills adding to the new found fire power of the Donkies, who put together their best game of the season. Finally snapping a three game losing streak, team Captain Mike "The Maniac" Miller said it best, "It feels good to get the win."
Ghostbusters vs. Vicious and Delicious
"In order to be the man, you have to BEAT the man." - Ric Flair
In a classic mid-season battle of #1 vs. #2, the Ghostbusters faced a determined opponent in the team Vicious and Delicious. And while there were whispers of upset leaking out from the pink sideline, the reigning champs showed the new team it takes more that just chatter to win the game; arms and heart make a big difference.
With a rare off night from the ladies of the V&D squad, the men's side looked to make a valiant effort to prevail, but came up short. The Ghostbusters frustrated the V&D squad on both sides of the ball, with both their throwing and catching.
Adrienne "The Rocket" Ricci tried to provide a spark for V&D, but it was to no avail. V&D benefitted from the return of Lisa "The Ferrari" Ferrero's return, but the Ghostbusters proved to be too much. In fact on many occasions it seemed if there were four or five Ghostbusters taking shots at a lone V&D player. Vince "The Ghost" Early danced, ducked, dived and dodged for what seemed to be an hour one round, but eventually his number was called by the dodgeball gods, and even he couldn't avoid the sideline trip.
When asked what happened, team Captain Vincent "The Ghost" Early said it best, "We just played our worst game of the season." Just when it seemed that V&D were about to take the advantage, a catch or two in a row shifted the balance in favor of the reigning Champs.
Continuing their undefeated streak, the Ghostbusters took full advantage of their opportunities and silenced the upset talk; proving once again, they are the team to beat. .