Vicious and Delicious over Honey Badgers
"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.". - Vince Lombardi
As the sun set on Tuesday night, there was a strange tension in the night air surrounding Ocean City Middle School. There was a sense or anticipation for some teams, angst for others. As the season draws to a close and playoffs near, there air seems to become charged with an energy part excitement, part fear. The electricity is almost tangible, like a static shock waiting to make contact and be grounded, but still hanging in the air.
For week 7 of Dodgeball, the tension was palpable. Captain Vince "Earl Grey" Early entered the Dodgeball arena with his teammates with one goal in mind - Losing was not an option.
The Badgers entered the arena having weathered a long and tough season and despite their success, this team was hungry for a upset win.
But the Badgers would leave this night still hungry for that win. Despite a late rally, the Pink Mafia asserted their claim for a #2 seed with a decisive win. But no means did the Badgers roll over, but V&D delivered a death punch after winning a one on one match that lasted forever.
Terror Squad defeats the Lightning Donkies
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. "
- John Wooden
As the Grey and the Green entered the battlefield we call Dodgeball on Tuesday night, it was obvious that there was no love lost between these two teams. The Donkies were looking to salvage their season and gain some momentum heading into the playoffs. They faced off against a Terror Squad looking to keep pace for a #2 seed and first round bye. The pressure put both teams on edge, and this battle was destined to be settled that night. This was going to be an all out war.
With a Terror Squad rebounding from a short squad last week, it was obvious that they were out for blood. Back this week for the men, Cliff "Shotgun" Repetti dusted off his cannon and began laying waste to anyone unfortunate enough to be wearing green. Not to be outdone, traditional stalwarts and team cornerstones Steve "Road Warrior" Rhodes and Tim "The Whip" Green brought their usual a-game repeatedly crossing off kill after kill from their foes in green cross court.
The Ladies from the Lightning Donkies looked to bring all they had to the battlefield and let it fly. Suprising a usually dominant female squad from the grey side, the Donkies capitalized on some key points in the game earning victory with their catching rather than throwing. Despite a long range basket from Stephanie "Downtown" Street, the girls from the Terror Squad were locked in a dog fight with a resolute group of ladies wearing green that night. But the ladies ended the night dancing to celebrate the win as the Terror Squad left their opponent on the floor of the Dodgeball arena.
Ghostbusters defeat Banzai Executioners
"Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results. "
- Lao Tzu
The results of this night would point to the fact that heading into the playoffs and locking up the #1 seed, the juggernaut that is the Ghostbusters would not be stopped, and tonight's victim would suffer what other teams had, and dominating loss.
The Banzai's enterex Tuesday looking to salvage a rough season filled with potential but short on success. Mardi Gras beads displayed proudly, the boys and girls in dark blue were holding onto a dream that their upset could shock the world.
But that dream, like most, ended in a stark reality with a whistle rather than a alarm, as the Ghostbusters flexed their Dodgeball muscles again and cruises to a win. Thus week saw the return of Pam " The Terminator" Tracey and Andrea "The Rifle" Simonini leading the ladies and the team to victory in decisive fashion.