Which teams made the All Time Top 10?

4 03 2016

 

Top 10

Seasoned readers of our 4 blog posts will know, the City League has been around for awhile, 7 years to be exact.  April 7, 2016 will begin our eighth year. Over that time, we have given out awards for the person that provides the crappiest beer.  For the team that wins each session.  And for individuals that have made such impact on the City League that they have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  But one thing that has never been done is establishing the pecking order.  The best of the best.  Which team in the past 21 sessions of Sand Volleyball has been the best?

Just to expand, this isn’t about which team is the nicest?  Or who we’d rather grab a drink with.  God knows, there have been some jerks that have played in this league and they may or may not rank higher than your team.  Sorry.

With no further adieu, let me provide you with the first ever City League Top 10 teams of All Time in reverse order, a proven method of being the best way to increase dramatic effect.   We can feel the tension and anticipation building.

Honorable Mention: Spandex Dreams, Volley Llamas, and Salsa Ballers.  We will let the reader determine if they are included for positive….or….less positive reasons.

10a. Premature Spikeulation – 0 Championships Okay, so they don’t win a ton of games, or any, but they’ve been around for a long time. And that’s worth something, right? Premature Spikeulation could be compared to that old uncle you have that hasn’t exactly made the most of his life, but he has a big mouth and utters inappropriate comments so often, he demands attention.  They have had various names, generally all slightly perverse.  If we could share the team names they requested that we had to reject, you might lose what little respect you have for Al, Mike and Amy.  Primarily, Al.  Their consistency and their propensity for drinking vaults them into our Top 10…..barely.

10b. Sandy Clams/Kiss My Sandy Clams – 0 Championships  Another team that has as many championships as Ben Carson has delegates (This is a joke. At the time of writing this Ben Carson had 8 delegates, incrementally more than Sandy Clams titles) After years of failing to win the playoffs, they had a drastic idea. “Hey, what if we put together the first ever All Women’s Team?”  Would that help us win?  The answer, so far, has been “No.”  So when you look at overall championships, yes, they are lacking.  But they make up for that with dogs.  Yes, dogs.  This team is solely responsible for making The City League a dog friendly league.  We don’t keep statistics on this, but unofficially, each member of this team owns 1.8 dogs.  And that commitment to canines helps Meg, Stef, Jen, and Kaleigh inch their way into this list.  Plus, they’ve probably won 90% of the Crappy Beer Provider trophies.

9. Off Constantly – 1 Championship (Fall 2009)One of the original teams in this league, the Charlie Sellberg led unit has changed, evolved and continued drinking Miller Lite, proclaiming it to be the best beer around. In fact, we think they may query members on this prior to acceptance.  Many of the 2009 team members have moved on.  Alex Filandrinos, Dan McKernan, Katie Loida, Kadi Kerr & Stacey Sellberg no longer play. Now some might look at their track record, playing in 19 sessions and only winning one championship, as a below average performance.  But when you realize that this is a team that has routinely lacked even one person that can spike and that their team leader wears shoes in the sand, you take what you can get.  All of a sudden, winning a championship in 5.3% of your seasons seems pretty reasonable. And their incredibly inappropriate team photo from the Fall 0f 2009 is more than enough reason for their placement on this list.

Fall 2009 ChampsOff Constantly

Off Constantly – Fall 2009

8. Call Your Balls – 1 Championship (Fall 2011) Founder Chad Rapp, has utilized his various networking capabilities to put together a team, time after time after time.  Chad even uses the City League as a way to recruit for other leagues.  His winning team in the Fall of 2011 took advantage of two 6’3+ players.  This potpourri of a team also featured Andy Cotton, who is now too busy playing indoor volleyball to waste his time with The City League.   Since their championship, Call Your Balls has evolved and sporadically plays in the league.  When they can’t, we still have Chad reffing, conversing and mingling with all of the players.

Late Summer 2011 ChampsCall Your Balls

Call Your Balls – Fall 2011

7. Kiss My Pass – 1 Championship (Spring 2014) Before there was Harrison Heitzig, the new born son of Neal and Ellen, there was Dainty, there was Stef, there was Kaleigh and there was Kevin.  Kevin would ride in on his motorcycle.  Obviously, the intimidation of the motorcycle was a ploy to get into the oppositions head.  But they didn’t stop there.  This team also felt that shirts were unnecessary.  Kevin & Neal signed a pact in 2012 that they would never wear shirts again.  And Neal promised to spike his first three directly into the net. That pact has been honored without fail.  Dainty half-assed his way into the pact and promised not to wear sleeves…..or spike.  This lack of clothing may have been the reason this team eventually dissolved.  Kaleigh and Stef decided they couldn’t be around the male nudity (Ellen married Neal to get more of it), or the spikes directly into the net, and they helped form the female super team, Kiss My Sandy Clams.  Whether or not this one time champion will ever return is up in the air.

Spring 2014 ChampsKiss My Pass

Kiss My Pass – Spring 2014

6. The Sandy V’s – 2 Championships (Spring 2009, Summer 2009) The first champion of the league.  Led by Jerrod Nash, Chris Hawkins and “Sniper,” our first champion and our first back-to-back champion set the gold standard of excellence.  Later returns to the league would prove to not be as fruitful, as they inched into the playoffs, but could never recapture the glory of previous seasons.  Plus, being the first to utilize their trophies to simulate testicles a feat that hasn’t been repeated since.  Truly originals, in every sense of the word.

Summer 2009 ChampsThe Sandy V's

The Sandy V’s – Summer 2009

5. Hit It Hard – 2 Championships (Spring 2010, Summer 2010) As an example of how incestuous the league has been, three familiar names pop up again. Neal Heitzig, Ellen Heitzig and Stefanie Bishop have gotten around the City League like Cale Prokopf got around Kansas City in his younger days.  But what specifically about this team led them to win two championships?  It’s simple.  Two supreme athletes.  Two supreme competitors. Captain America and Evan “Salsa” Shuvo.  The Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen of this back-to-back dominance.  Who can forget Captain America’s faithful wife joining him to cheer him on for every game?  And “Salsa” had fans that brought blankets.  Blankets to warm their legs and blankets to cover extracurricular activities. Fan support can go a long way.

Spring 2010 ChampsHit It Hard

Hit It Hard – Spring 2010

4. AceHoles – 2 Championships (Spring 2015, Fall 2015)  Lauren Hesser formed this super team in 2015 to make a triumphant return to The City League.  With help from Katie McKitrick, Josh Haffner and Big Mitch, this team won 67% of the 2015 championships.  As the returning champions, it is yet to be seen if they can join the ranks of three time champions.  Something that has only been accomplished two other times.  Despite the incredible pressure of defending their title, Hesser remained confident when asked. “I don’t think there is one team that comes even close to our athleticism, our volleyball skill level and our ability to drink beer.  We have that trifecta and we will soon have the three-peat.  Hell, we may have a five peat by the time 2016 is over.”

 

Late Summer 2015 ChampsAce Holes

AceHoles – Fall 2015  

3. All Spiked Up – 3 Championships (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011) Philippe Royall, Anne Royall, Nick Harris, Laura Harris, Lauren Hesser and Johnny became the first team to win three straight championships.  Exploding onto the scene, this team put together sound sand volleyball and strategic use of Johnny’s large, gold necklaces to blind and overwhelm other teams. Despite the fact that Felipe once got his tooth chipped by a spike from a former SLU volleyball player, they dominated during this brief time in history.  When approached for comment about their 2010/2011 win, we are reminded of two things by Nick Harris, “Georgia has always been a horrible football school and we would have won more, if we wanted to.”

Fall 2010 ChampsAll Spiked Up!

All Spiked Up – Spring 2011

2. Beaches Be Crazy – 3 Championships (Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014) Despite taking a few sessions off after win back to back titles, Beaches Be Crazy was able to knock off the rust and return to claim the Fall 2014 title.  Organized and led by Brad and Claire Grimes, plus the really tall blonde guy and the shorter brown haired guy, The City League realized that we should have done a better job getting to know this team.  But what we will all remember them for was their intensity and their attempts to stay sober through the Championship Game (surprisingly, an advantage).

Late Summer 2014 ChampsBeaches Be Crazy

Beaches Be Crazy – Fall 2014

1.You Got Served – 6 Championships (Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015) Sometimes, dominance isn’t realized.  Sometimes, dominance comes in the shape of guys under 6 foot.  Sometimes, dominance comes in the form of taking the hardest swing you can at the ball.  While they are number one on our list, they are also number one in terms of balls that have been spiked down the hill.  Both prestigious records. As this list was compiled, it was assumed that You Got Served would fall somewhere near the top.  Upon doing some research, it was eye opening to reveal that nobody else was even close to their success.  You Got Served doubled the championship totals of the second place team.  With six titles, the Chicago Bulls shorts worn to every game make a little more sense.  TJ Brandel, Kyle Brandel, Connor Sexton, Shannon Kelley and Anne Schrupp, as well as other moving parts, have all been a part of this dynasty.  Winning in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the only question is will they be able to win in 2016 too? And whose turn is it to grab the ball?  That last one ended up on the playground.

 

Summer 2014 ChampsYou Got Served

You Got Served -Summer 2014

UPDATE:  Since this blog post went public, two people have texted to complain.  Al Bias of Premature Spikeulation felt that his team should have ranked higher on the list.  His contention was “We got 2nd place one time.”  Spoken like a true winner!  And Aaron McMurry of the Sandy V’s texted demanding, and this is a direct quote, “I demand an editorial note proclaiming my greatness on the sand volleyball court and anchor/founding member of the Sandy V’s.”  It is true, at one point they were pretty good.  Then his team became mediocre.  Then they became bad.  Then they quit playing.

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So it has been awhile……

12 04 2013

Hourglass

Where has the time gone?  It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write a blog for The City League.  It was our second blog ever and we were quickly gathering some steam.  At that time, 15 people had read the words we spent an hour putting on the world wide web.  It was too good to last.  That kind of readership comes with immense pressure….and well, we failed.  We cracked from the pressure and fell off the blogging cliff to not be heard from again……until today.  With a new enthusiasm, at least for today, and the desire to recap what has happened since our last blog, The City League blog, quite possibly the city-est blog ever created, is back.  (INSERT APPLAUSE)

Since it has been so long, we felt it was only fair to look at the statistics since the last blog.

Last Blog Date:  June 1, 2010

Days since last blog:  1,043

Hours since last blog:  25,032

Minutes since last blog:  1,501,920

Games Played in the City League Sand Volleyball since last blog:  590

As Tiger Wood struggled with infidelity, losing his wife, and too many putts, since our last post, we too have struggled to consistently recap the games and the Thursday nights that define your lives.

With that being said, please let us provide a quick recap of The City League champions since our last blog three years ago.

Summer 2010:

League Champion: Hit It Hard

Fall 2010:

League Champion: All Spiked Up

Spring 2011:

League Champion:  All Spiked Up

Crappy Beer Champion:  Megan Mercer

Summer 2011:

League Champion: All Spiked Up

Crappy Beer Champion:  It’s Just a Game Focker

Fall 2011:

League Champion: Call Your Balls

Crappy Beer Champion:  Allison Mattingly

Spring 2012:

League Champion: You Got Served

Crappy Beer Champion:  Jennifer Ogden

Summer 2012:

League Champion: You Got Served

Crappy Beer Champion:  Paul Stuart

Fall 2012: 

League Champion: You Got Served

OTHER RANDOM EVENTS OF NOTE SINCE JUNE 1, 2010:

– Co-founder, Cale Prokopf, finished his degree, showed up to three games during the past three years, fell in love, got engaged, won The City League bowling championship in 2011 (no conflict of interest there), bought a truck, moved to Kirkwood, and plans to occasionally grace up with his presence this year.

– The much cooler Co-founder, Michael Burger, moved 29 times, including a homeless stint, drives a Toyota Camry (because it gets qualify gas mileage and the Kelley Blue book stated it had a great resale value), got engaged, then married, bought a house, became a slumlord, got a weird looking dog from the Humane Society (Half Yellow Lab, Half French Bulldog), and just moved halfway ar0und the country to O’Fallon, MO.  He plans to take a flight into St. Louis to attend some of the games this year.  He will try to bring his newborn son, due July 26 to some of the games later this summer.

– Star referee, Michelle Wood, has braved the weather, people complaining about calls and 7 crappy beer parties, entering her third year with the City League.  She works way too much, is way too nice and if you give her problems, Al Bias and his gang of scoundrels will probably hurt you.

– DJ 2002, David Gajewski, is still cranking out the hits every week.  His specialty, 2002, with hits like “Hot in Herre” by Nelly, “Girlfriend” by NSync and anything off the Nickelback albums.  Don’t ask him about his external hard drive, holding over 20,000 songs, which he unintentionally dropped and ruined while DJing at The City League.  DJ 2002 is responsible for setting the ambiance for The City League.  And on any night it can vary from Boy Band to Heavy Metal.  Keep your fingers crossed for Britney Spears Night!

– Please help us in wishing Paul Stuart best of luck as he wraps up his time here in St. Louis.  Moving to San Diego shortly, we are confident he will find another microbrewery that he likes and another sand volleyball  league as great as ours.

And because segues are silly and overrated, let us wrap this blog up with a Lifetime Achievement Awards to celebrate our 5th year.

TEAM AWARDS:

1996-1998 Chicago Bulls Award for Greatest Team:  You Got Served.  In a close contest, You Got Served pulled out the victory over previous three time winner, All Spiked Up, based on two very important factors.  1.  You Got Served still has a chance to win their 4th consecutive championship.  2.  They weren’t babies and didn’t quit after winning their trifector because they had achieved all they could.

Dennis Rodman Award for Life of the Party:  In another close contest, The Sandy Clams, our social ambassadors for the previous four seasons barely nipped Premature Spikeulation.  This award is based on amount of alcohol consumed and how much fun your team is to be around.  It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the amount of times you have slept with Carmen Electra, how many times you are pierced or how financially bankrupt you may now be.

New York Yankees Award for Roster Shakeups:  Call Your Balls, captained by Chad Rapp, has been part of the league for all five years now.  Yet with the exception of a couple of players, his team looks incredibly different every single year.  We think it has to do with Chad’s ability to play good volleyball players exorbitant contracts to play on his team.  The George Steinbrenner of The City League, Chad consistently fields a team of high paid specialists and has one championship to show for it.

Utah Jazz Award for Consistency & Lack of Diversity:  Off Constantly.  Playing in 13 sand volleyball seasons since the league’s inception, they have been the John Stockton’s of the league.  Reliable, consistently in the playoffs, fundamentally sound and incredibly white.   But hey, John Stockton is in the Hall of Fame, and so is Off Constantly, now.

Howard Stern Award for Most Foul Mouthed Team:  In a shocking surprise, the award goes to Premature Spikeulation.  Generally, the part of Howard Stern is played by Al, with Jake, Mike and Amy serving as Gary, Fred and Robin, trying to keep him under control.  However, the FCC has no jurisdiction over The City League, so the team continues it’s foul mouthed ways.  SIDENOTE:  This is the only team to effectively have a sister of another player QUIT the team, because she was verbally abused so badly.

Clay Aiken Award for Dainty Play:  In a landslide, Kiss My Pass, took this award, blew a kiss to the crowd and skipped off the stage with a long flowery dress flowing in the back.  Known for starting off incredibly slow and flimsy, but by the end of the game and the season, this flamboyant diva of a team will most likely put together another strong run in the playoffs.

Muggsy Bogues Award for Over Achieving:  Spandex Dreams…the Remix.  Another team that has been around for some time, they will have 5 spikes or less a year.  However, led by their heartthrob, Trevor Anderson, their burly Incredible Hulk, Brandon Nienaber, and their wily sniper, Andrew Nelch, the team consistently finds a way to win.  And they do all of this clad in spandex, as if they were sponsored by Under Armour.

Derek Zoolander Award for Team Modeling Experience: #hashtag. Currently on the roster, they feature five part time models.  Between serves, you can catch them flashing Blue Steel for the opposite team.  Apparently, their athleticism or their high cheek bones, have an effect on the opposition, because over the past four seasons, they have sported the second best record, falling just short in the playoffs.

To all of the new teams, don’t worry, we will find a way to make fun of you in a friendly manner before the season is up.

Thanks to everyone for making it out last night.  The weather was horrible, the sand was freezing and we made it through.  We feel like we all gained a little bit.  Unless you have frostbite and lost a toe.  In that case, you might utilize the cliche,”What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Based on our previous pace, please mark June 1, 2017 as the next blog update!  Have a great weekend and we will see you next Thursday!

-The City League





It Takes 2 (Seed) to “Salsa.”

1 06 2010

–  “Ray Allen has made 20 of his last 20 free throws.”

–  “Adam Vinatieri has connected on 45 of his last 45 field goal attempts.”

–  “Hey, Adam Wainwright, did you know you have a no-hitter going through 5 innings?”

–  “I never get pulled over by cops for speeding.”

–  “No seed other than a #1 seed has ever won The City League Championship.”

What are all of these sayings above?  They are the beginning of a jinx.  We have all been there.  It is inevitable.  As soon as you mention a pattern that has been developed and assume that pattern will continue, you have jinxed it.  With that being said, I take the blame for the #1 seeded, Call Your Balls, becoming the first team in the history of The City League to not win our post-season tournament.  Did I know better than to claim that no #1 seed had ever lost the tournament?  Sure, I did.  However, the  2 cans of Sparks, the Ice Brewed Camo Black Ice High Gravity Lager and the potpourri of other assorted beverages had obviously gotten the best of me.  I was the black cat crossing their path and I ruined the undefeated season for Call Your Balls

However, some credit does go to the winning team, Hit It Hard, their cheerleaders (aka:  The Sandy Clams) and their crowd of 15-20 they brought with them to watch this historic victory.  Salsa, Olga, Captain America, the Assassin, Whitey and Goose won 2-0, claiming their first ever City League Championship and the gold trophies which accompany the win.   But even though Hit It Hard walked away with the trophies, the night proved to us at The City League, that there are plenty of winners in this league and we wanted to take a minute to recognize some of them.

WINNER OF THE “JOHN DALY DRINKING IN EXCESS AWARD”

For the first time in the history of all man kind (actually, just the first time in The City League) all of the “crappy” beer that was brought to the championships Crappy Beer Party, including the aforementioned Ice Brewed Camo Black High Gravity Lager, the year old skunky beer provided by The City League and the appearance of Bavaria, winner of the 2010 Worst Beer Ever Tasted was consumed, leaving us with an empty trash can.  For those who helped us drink ALL OF THAT CRAPPY BEER, we tip our cap to you and award you this distinction.  I hope that once you sobered up, you didn’t go out in plaid pants like the real John Daly did.

WINNER OF THE “PETE ROSE’S GAMBLING DOESN’T PAY AWARD”

The team formerly known as the Sloppy Sets will now be referred to as the Sloppy Joes.  The wager made by Poohman, on behalf on his entire team, was that they would officially change their name for the Summer Session if they failed to make the Final Four.  With their loss to You Got Served, their fate was sealed.   The Sloppy Joes have mentioned that they are excited to return for their 5th straight season despite the name change.  The City League discussed a lifetime ban, but decided against it.

WINNER OF THE “KENDRICK PERKINS’ I’M SO ANGRY AT THE WORLD AWARD”

Brandon of You Got Served came to the tournament prepared for Sub-Arctic temperatures.   Dressed in an Underarmour shirt, shorts, and ladies tights, the inappropriate attire seemed to fuel Brandon’s temper.  After losing their Second Round game to Call Your Balls, Brandon was seen near the water fountain actually turning into the Incredible Hulk.  If it wouldn’t have been for Alex Filandrinos of Off Constantly talking him down from the ledge it could have gotten ugly.  The moral of the story is this:  DON’T WEAR TIGHTS WHEN IT IS 60 DEGREES OUTSIDE.  PEOPLE WILL MAKE FUN OF YOU AND IT WILL MAKE YOU ANGRY.

WINNER OF THE “TIGER WOODS’ REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ON TOP AWARD”

As the Final Four match-up between C&B’s Unnatural Love and Hit It Hard progressed, the arrogance, the entitlement, and the promise of returning to glory seemed to fade simultaneously from C&B’s Unnatural Love faces.  I bought in to the claims that they would win again ventured by Jerrod Nash.   I also bought into the claims from those who picked Tiger Woods to win the Masters.  Call me a sucker.

WINNER OF THE “CRYSTAL BOWERSOX IT’S NOT BAD BEING #2 AWARD:

Lee Dewyze captured the 9th season of American Idol last Wednesday, surprising and upsetting Crystal Bowersox (SIDENOTE:  This cost me $55 in our KTVI FOX 2 work pool so I’m more than a little bitter).  However, after losing, Crystal seemed happy for her friend Lee winning.  After losing the final game of The City League Spring Championship, Call Your Balls put on a happy face, pulled out two bottles of champagne and celebrated into the late hours, as if they had won.   The fact that they had champagne means they either assumed they were going to win OR they play for fun and are good sports regardless the outcome.  We give them the benefit of the doubt that it was the latter reason.

In summary, no matter who won and who lost, we strive to make sure that everyone has a great time in The City League.  This Thursday, June 3rd, we launch our 5th season and our largest by far with 16 teams.  We hope everyone coming back has just as great of a time and we hope that all the new teams meet new friends, have just as good of a time and strive to win your own awards after this session!  I am positive that there is NO WAY it won’t be great.   I hope that I didn’t just jinx that too!





Where it all began……

18 05 2010

Can you believe that almost 4 FULL sessions of The City League have gone by already?  What is that you say?  You would love to hear the story of how The City League began?  Well, gather around children for a tale I will tell. 

It seems like just yesterday when Cale & I sat down at a little place called Michael’s Bar & Grill on Manchester for lunch…..all the way back in 2009.  I remember it vividly.  I had ordered the “Michael Burger,” which they are apparently famous for. (I had hoped they would comment at the end of the meal when I proudly displayed my Michael Burger debit card.  NOTE TO EMPLOYEES OF MICHAEL’S BAR & GRILL:  If anyone ever orders the “Michael Burger” please check their Debit Card.  See if the name happens to match the item they just ordered.  I have ordered that amazing item at least 10 times.  Yet, zero times has anyone noticed the irony in me ordering my own name.  It is quite disappointing every single time.)   Cale ordered something else.  I am sure it was delicious too.   I think I wore a shirt and pants, but I can’t really remember.   And I think that we might have set towards the front of the restaurant, but I can’t really remember that either.  Listen, the details aren’t important!  From time to time friends do this.  We meet, we talk, we consume food.  The chewing of the food and the slurping of the drink gives friends time to come up with their next witty line or the next story to share.  In this case, the chewing & drinking gave us time to create the idea for a recreational sports league that ensured two things:

1.  Cases of Sparks would be consumed.  For those of you who haven’t had the distinct pleasure of trying Sparks, it is the equivalent of mixing a Red Bull with Mickey’s and throwing in a sleeve of Sweet Tarts.  Just try it! 

2.    Sand Volleyball would be fun again!  Who else throws a “Crappy Beer Party” at the end of each session?  Seriously….name me one other league that encourages you to bring the worst beer you have ever tasted and play the beer lottery.    And if they do, they copied us and they’re cheaters.  In all reality, I stole this concept from some old college buddies of mine.  But it still makes Sand Volleyball even more fun/intoxicating than ever before!

SIDENOTE:  Since most of you have never have never wasted time reading words that I have written before….and probably won’t waste time again, you had no way of knowing that I often times stray from the topic I was covering.  This is just a warning that it happens often.  In all reality, it will probably be easier to make out the Half English/Half Chinese Fortunes that you get at Pei Wei, (ie.  “You Like Food Good.”), than it will be to read this blog.

Back to 2009.  As Cale and I sat there, we wanted to create a place where people could meet new friends, interact with people of the same age and still have a great time in a competitive setting.  We had no idea that people like The Sandy V’s (temporarily known as C&B’s Unnatural Love) would make this task so difficult.  I could list reasons people don’t like them, but it isn’t necessary.  Everyone who has ever set foot in Shaw Park has muttered under their breath, “I hate those guys.”  But every league needs a villain.  Every league needs someone to top.  For the first two sessions (Spring 2009; Summer 2009) the Sandy V’s were undefeated.  They were good…..and they knew it.  But just like the Bulls crumbled when Jordan retired (both times), the Sandy V’s road to success was thwarted in the Fall 2009 session when “Sniper”  (aka Jordan) was unable to return.  Nash (aka  Toni Kukoc), Murry (aka Scottie Pippen) and Hawkins (aka…..I don’t know, maybe Steve Kerr….but Steve Kerr was taller than 5’6″…..oh well, for this story, we will call him Steve Kerr) were unable to handle the pressure of living without their Jordan and failed to join that session.  Other teams stepped in to take their place.  The up and coming Off Constantly (no pun intended….seriously!) took the Championship in the Fall of 2009.  As we approach our Spring 2010 Championship, the Jordan-less Bulls look to take back what was once theirs.  It won’t be easy though.  Teams like Call Your Balls, Hit It Hard and the Volley Lamas stand poised to make a run for The City League Golden Trophies!

You see, this is what Cale and I wanted.  Storylines, heroes and villains, and an unlimited supply of NBA analogies.  This is what we discussed that day at Michael’s Bar & Grill.  Thanks to every team this session for making Thursday nights so much fun!  We are looking forward to this Thursday night, when a Spring 2010 Champion will be crowned and fun will be had by all.   Bring the worst beer you can find.  Sure, PBR Light is cheap and amazing, but is it REALLY the best you can find?  We challenge you to do your best and bring your game, bring your 6 packs of horrible beer and bring your friends for The City League 2010 Spring Championship/Crappy Beer Party at Shaw Park!

Close your eyes, reach down deep and pull out that Dirt Cheap your taste buds have been crying out for!  See you Thursday!