2008_Summer/Fall AL (NYC)
Swishes & Bricks (8/13-8/17)
I wonder if AI added any tattoos this off-season.
1. Brian Liang, Gene Kim (HBI) – 2 weeks in a row to show up for a game resulting in 2 straight wins. Methinks a Liang is the cure for all that ails you. Had 20 points on 5/8 shooting (10/12 (!) FT’s) with 9 boards, a dime, 2 steals and a block. But of course he couldn’t have done it by himself. Anything you can do I can do better is the motto that Mean Gene followed this week with 24 points on 8/18 shooting (6/7 on FT’s) with 6 boards, a dime and 2 steals in the 70–65 HBI win over FBNYC Fury. This duo also might be available for FT classes. Contact HBI for details. You can speak to captain Myong Choi at Gamma on St. Mark's about it.
2. Romeo Baptista (Moneyball) – Impressive debut for Lil Romeo (on a side note, how Master P’s kid, he of the MTV Cribs fame, got a full ride to USC befuddles me) with 21 points on 8/15 shooting (3/6 on 3’s), 4 boards and 3 dimes in Moneyball’s 67–46 win over TSIV Uprising. Where ya been RB? We ain't seen ya around here in a couple years since that short stint with Da Bien.
3. Alex Cho (FBNYC Fury) – The AC was definitely turned on when the FBNYC Fury hit the Poly courts. Led all Fury scorers with 24 points while shooting at an efficient 9/15 clip (4/7 on 3’s) with 9 boards, 2 dimes and 3 steals in their 70–65 loss to HBI. Can we say it together? "Rookie of the Season!"
4. Ben Chobhaphand (TSIV Uprising) – Had more than 4 players scored for TSIV Uprising, the outcome could definitely have been different than their 3rd loss in 4 games and 2nd in 2 weeks to Moneyball. Chob led the way with an AL season “low” for him of 23 points on 9/22 shooting with 7 boards, a dime, 3 steals and a block in their 67–46 loss to Moneyball.
Tattoo: Da plane, da plane!
I wonder if Dennis added any tattoos this summer.
1. Leighton Kuet, CS Hsia (Rage) – Ivan Drago with 15 points on 4/10 shooting and 13 boards, 2 dimes a steal and a block; CS with 2 points on 1/8 shooting with 12 boards combining for 27 of Rage’s 42 boards (64%). With all the bricks in the game these board hoarders could have had 5 rebounds in their sleep apiece.
2. Kevin Park (Deutsche Bankers) - With scoring totals this low (a goose-egg in the 3rd quarter and 0/17 from beyond the arc will do that to you), it looks like the credit crunch has caught up with Dreamleague and the Deutsche Bankers. KP was the Banker of the week with an 11 point on 5/14 shooting, 11 board double double with a dime and 3 steals in their 38-35 loss to Rage.
3. Marco Palacios (TSIV Uprising) – Marco with a nice double double of 12 points on 3/12 shooting (6/8 on FT’s) with a game high 11 boards and 3 steals in their 67–46 TSIV Uprising loss to Moneyball. More guys have to start stepping it up in order for this team to run the gauntlet and receive the coveted double elimination playoff status.
I wonder if Oscar has any tattoos?
1. Joe Liu (Moneyball) – A blowout win for Moneyball just isn’t the same without giving a shout out to Joe. Had his hand on all major offensive categories (thus making the statcrew earn their pay this week) with 10 points on 4/11 shooting with 7 boards, 9 dimes and 2 steals in Moneyball’s 2nd straight win over TSIV Uprising. He's a triple-double waiting to happen.
2. Myong Choi (HBI) – Choi was the glue for HBI this week doing a little bit of everything to secure the 70–65 win over the FBNYC Fury by tallying 10 points on 4/8 shooting (2/3 on 3’s) with 4 boards, 2 dimes, 3 steals and a block. And again, he'll be down at Gamma Friday night serving up free throw advice if you like.
3. James Choi (FBNYC Fury) – On a team with scorers like the Fury has, someone has to get the ball in their hands. JC with a team leading 5 dimes on top of his 16 points on 6/17 shooting with 5 boards and 2 steals in their close 70–65 loss to HBI. I wonder if he has a tattoo?
I wonder if Steve Kerr has a tattoo?
1. Romeo Baptista (Moneyball) – IF Moneyballl was already starting to get together, then having Lil Romeo on the team is just icing on the cake. Made 3 buckets from beyond the arc en route to 21 points on 8/15 shooting with 4 boards and 3 dimes in Moneyball’s 67–46 win over TSIV Uprising.
2. Alex Cho (FBNYC Fury) – AC definitely didn’t cool down from beyond the arc, draining 4 3’s to account for half of his 24 points with 9 boards, 2 dimes and 3 steals in the FBNYC Fury 70-65 loss to HBI.
Get a load of the tats on these gloves: AWESOME.
1. Sol Choe (Moneyball) – If the 3’s aren’t falling from long range Sol gets his 3’s in other ways. Had 3 points on 1/7 shooting with 4 boards, 3 dimes and 3 steals in the 67 – 46 Moneyball win over TSIV Uprising.
2. Rich Chang (FBNYC Fury) – Played the passing lanes well for a big man with 4 interceptions to go along with his 14 points on 5/10 shooting with 8 boards and 2 dimes in the FBNYC Fury 70-65 loss to HBI.
I can't think of anything about bricks and tattoos. Can you?
1. Rage & Deutsche Bankers – While Rage won a very low scoring affair by 3, 38–35 over the Deutsche Bankers, both teams made the Bricklayers section with a combined shooting percentage of 27% (2/30 from 3’s – 6% (!)). At this point there is no single person to point out, it was just bad all around. In fact, the gym still reeks from that night. Poly called the Commish and asked what happened as they had to bring in an aerosol truck to take care of the situation.
2. Dave Lee (HBI) – 1/8 shooting (13%) for 2 points is the only blemish on an otherwise great HBI’s tight 70–65 win over the FBNYC Fury. I'm a real nit-picker.