High Rollers Tourney Bracket Released! (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 8, 2009

High Rollers Bracket for web copy

The High Rollers Report will be released later this week.  My favorite first-round matchup by far is #8 Wendy vs. #9 Danielle.  WOW!

1021* — New Raleigh Record? (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 8, 2009

Vol II Issue 16 copy

Well, exactly one week after two teams broke the 900 barrier and set the record in Raleigh, the 1000 barrier was also broken.

Or was it?

Brandon “The Makers Marksman” Harris came to Raleigh for Week 8 and subbed in for Rollin’ On Extaskee and led them to an astonishing 1021 final score.  But the commish required them to asterisk that sh*t and to led the league decide.  Because that’s kinda like a men’s rec team picking up Michael Jordan as a sub.  Of course they’re going to dominate.  But I will say this – Brandon didn’t do it alone. Yes, he rolled a jaw-dropping 428, but it should be dually noted that Mr. Burgundy broke his own record by rolling a 346.

(Side note: it should also be noted that Skeet Shooters rolled a 908 as well…breaking their record of 906 from the previous week.)

So now I leave it up to you America.  Should the Brandon-assisted 1021 stand as the new Raleigh team record?  Or should Skeet Shooters keep the title with their 908?

Playoffs Bracket Released (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 8, 2009

Skeeson II Playoff Bracket copy

First Round: Two of the matches are easy for me to call, while two leave me befuddled.  Good word.

Easy calls:  Skee Amigas over SpiderMonkskee — Sorry rookie chicks…I like you, but Wendy and crew are gonna stomp ya.  Practice in the off-skeeson and bring the heat in Skeeson III.

Skeetarded over Fans of Skee-Lo —  The boys of Skeetarded are 7-1 for a reason:  they don’t like to lose and they play smart.  Unless Jose, David, and The Mouth pull out a miracle upset, expect Skeetarded to cruise into the second round.

Tough Calls:  Tenacious Skee vs. Ali Baba and the 40 Skeeves — If I learned one thing from Skeeson I, it’s to never count Wes out.  He’ll talk his little trash, but then he’ll back it up.  After all, his squad did take down the #1 ranked team in the first round last skeeson.  However, WonderBoy, Elizabeth, and Brandy are a pretty lethal combo.  This game will come down to the 10th frame, with Tenacious Skee eeking it out.

John MacEnroll vs. The Big Lebowskees —  I know I know, this should be a clear cut win for Lebowskees, right?  But with rumors circulating that Jeff, aka Panda, might be missing the match due to prior obligations, one can only imagine that Gatskee would take advantage of the situation and pull out the upset.  Hmmmm…MacEnroll or Lebowskees…..Hmmmmm.  I think I’m gonna bank on Jeff not showing and put my money on The Great Gatskee to lead John MacEnroll to the second round.  Booyah!

MY FINAL FOUR PICKS:

#1 Skeet Shooters vs. #5 Skee Amigas

#2 Margaskeeta Man vs. #3 The Tim Skeebows

Skeetarded – Under The Radar! (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 8, 2009

Vol II Issue 15 copy

Skeetarded kinda scares me.  And I don’t even know why.  Maybe it’s because they’re really good for rookies.  Maybe it’s because they only lost one game the entire skeeson.  Maybe it’s because they averaged almost 800 the entire skeeson.  Maybe it’s their match highs of 852 and 844, which could easily beat 90% of the teams in the league, and even the other 10% if they had an off night.  Maybe it’s their dashing good looks accompanied by their reserved, quiet manner.  Or maybe it’s just the fact that they had the balls to name their team “Skeetarded”.

If Skeetarded can advance past their rookie brethren Fans of Skee-Lo in the first round…..and that’s a pretty big IF.  Jeremy led Fans of Skee-Lo to a big victory in Week 8 using solely his mouth.  Yes, that’s right, he rolled like sh*t per the usual, but he tried a new technique for the first time — heckling the living hell out of the opponents. And it worked big time, so I’m sure he’s going to hang onto this strategy for the playoffs and attempt to get into Skeetarded’s domes.

Anyways, if they can get past Jeremy “The Mouth” in the first round then they’d face defending champions The Tim Skeebows in the second round.  And if anyone could upset The Skeebows, it could be these rookie phenoms.   You heard it here first.

Wild Card Bracket Released! (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 8, 2009

Skeeson II Wild Card Bracket copy

Usually I’d break this bracket down round by round and pick a winner, but running down the lines here, I honestly think every single person on the bracket could win the tourney.  And by every single person on the bracket I mean I’m putting my money on the rookie Kristin Barrett.  Either her or Gatskee.  Or Sean.  Maybe Alexis.  I kinda think whoever wins between Webster and Jose could take the whole thing too.  But I also like Stacy G.  Oh wow, Spencer is on there too, huh?  He could definitely be the one to pull it off.

Nope, I’m going with Kristin from SpiderMonkskee.  Done and done son.

Bacon Vodka?

June 4, 2009

bakon vodka

I don’t really know what to say here.  I get the fruit-flavored vodkas, I get the sweet tea-flavored vodkas, I even get pepper vodka (for Bloody Marys and the such), but bacon-flavored vodka?!?!?  If we’re gonna go down this road then we can’t be far from tobacco-flavored vodka, right?  Gross.

Anyways, would you try this stuff??

Week 8 Trivia (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 3, 2009

champagne

Q: What is the name for the harness that holds the cork onto the top of a bottle of champagne?

First person to respond correctly wins a free bucket of beer.

Fans of Skee-Lo Enjoy the Sweet Taste of Victory! (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 2, 2009

Vol II Issue 14 copy

Well, that settles that.  Every team in Raleigh won at least one game this skeeson!  Some folks say the almighty schedule master had a hand in this.  But I say nay.  Everyone wanted a win this skeeson.  You could see it in their eyes. Ridin’ Skiirrrty was hungry from last skeeson.  SpiderMonkskee wanted a pin like the drunk guy on the corner wants a beer.  And then it was only Fans of Skee-Lo left without a victory.  And in Week 7 Jose, David, and Jeremy stepped it up and finally got to enjoy the sweet sweet taste of victory. Congrats boys.  Now back to your regularly scheduled programming….

Somebody Bring This to the East Coast. Now.

June 2, 2009

cereality

Apparently this sh*t is blowing up out west and in the midwest.  For obvious reasons.  You walk in, order any two combination of cereals, then two choices of toppings, then milk, then spoon over the cash.

Sign. Me. Up.

This place serves cereal all day every day and their servers wear pajamas. With a slogan like “make every day a Saturday morning”, this just became my new favorite fast food joint and I haven’t even eaten there yet (sorry Burger King/Taco Bell/Qdoba/Chick-Fil-A).

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they even offer customer punch cards for those who frequent the joint regularly.

They’ve already got these bad boys in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Ohio, and West Virginia.  Yes, you read that correctly – West Virginia before North Carolina.  Christ.  So someone make some phone calls or send some emails or tweet at someone or something….and get Cereality to the East Coast. Now.

This post is obviously making me hungry and begs the question:  What’s your favorite cereal?  My answer is the same all day every day, hands down, no questions asked:  Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  Runners up include Crispix, Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams, Honey Bunches of Oats, Rice Krispies, and Trix.

So what is YOUR favorite cereal? (If your favorite cereal isn’t included in the list below, it means you need to find a new favorite cereal.  I included everything I consider to be “good” and/or “great” cereals. If your favorite isn’t there it means it’s not a real cereal.  You can add your own if it’s not on there, but I’m still not considering it a real cereal.)

Skeet Shooters and Tim Skeebows first to join the 900 Club! (Raleigh Skeeball Skeeson II)

June 1, 2009

Vol II Issue 13 copy

Every once in a while, a match comes along that can only be described as epic.  Those fortunate enough to be involved in the match will live to tell their kids and grandkids about it. And those lucky enough to have caught the action from the sidelines will be able to tell their co-workers, neighbors, and bar buddies that they “sat front row for that game!”

Well, this past Thursday night at the Bassment gave us exactly that — an epic match.  One that I would have gladly paid to watch.  It was the then #2 Skeet Shooters vs the defending champs, the #3 The Tim Skeebows at 10:00 on Lane 1.

The match began right out of the gates with Shanna O’Donnell (Tim Skeebows) rolling the first Full 40 of her career.  High Fives were exchanged and everyone knew this game was going to go the distance.  The game see-sawed back and forth pretty much the entire way.  Ray (Skeet Shooters) hit a Full 4o in the second frame to match Shanna’s.  Then Shanna hit another one, which sent the crowd over the edge.  Not to be outdone, Ray also hit his second Full 40 of the night.

Heart rates were pounding and scores were being calculated, checked, and re-checked.  The teams were never separated by more than 8 points that entire match.  Back and forth and forth and back.  After 9 frames, the Skeet Shooters were ahead 810 – 806.  Shanna went first for the Skeebows and rolled an impressive 310.  Ray was up next for the Shooters and rolled a 340.  Advantage Shooters.  Danielle (Tim Skeebows) rolled next and hit a 320.  Alexis (Skeet Shooters) attempted to answer back, but came up just a bit short with a 280.  It was now a 3 point lead for The Skeet Shooters with each team having one roller left.

CT was up first for the Skeebows.  He knew he would need at least a 320 to put the pressure on Duke.

CT hit two much-needed hundos on the way to a 340 — putting massive amounts of pressure on Duke.

Duke (Skeet Shooters) was the last roller of the match and needed a 310 to tie and a 320 to win.

(Two things about this video before you press play.  1 — If you’re at work or have young kids around, turn the volume down at the beginning as El Duke drops an F bomb before rolling.  2 — Duke owes me $20 for not rolling a 360. Pay up biatch!)

..And he rolls an impressive 340 to clinch the victory for The Skeet Shooters! 906 – 903

Also, both teams broke 900, making them the first teams in Raleigh to join the 900 club!

A great great match for everyone involved — the players, the spectators, the bartenders (they got to partake in some celebratory shots after the match), everyone!  And it might very well be a sneak peak into the Championship match on Super Saturday.  Assuming Margaskeeta Man chokes in the first round like last skeeson, and assuming seeds 4 – 12 don’t cause any big waves, we may very well see Skeet Shooters vs. The Tim Skeebows Part II on Super Saturday — 6/13/09!

Stay Tuned!!!