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Written by Hack London, Dirty Polli’s beat writer
I can not help it. I am a numbers guy. It is a sickness that has become mine. All I crave or chase is the chance to overload my brain with the endless minutia of statistical reporting, sifting through the avalanche of never-ending data that comes with the life of sports writer. I love dissecting it, analyzing it, and discussing it with people on the bus, who just want me to shut the hell up and leave them alone. I can’t help myself. I really love numbers. So when I say that the final score of the Reap What You Roll Bout on October 23rd 2010, is misleading, it has nothing to do with the fact that I refuse to listen to the other side of the argument.
Look, I’m just a fat man in a recliner, double dipping powder-sugar covered waffles into bowls of nacho cheese and sour cream, typing away at the internet. I couldn’t walk around that track let alone put skates on and somehow generate forward momentum. But when I see 23 majors for the Sockeye Sallys and only 9 for the Dirty Polli’s, I start asking myself a couple of questions.
Actually 3 questions.
Now look, I’m not about to kick the hornet’s nest here in my first article as a Dirty Polli’s beat writer and throw Rage City’s incredible refereeing crew under the bus. I know they have a thankless job, keeping order among 50 alpha females who are trying to rip each other’s faces off. And I know that most of Rage City’s referees are human beings with complex emotions, and their judgments can sometimes be clouded by an endless array of outside circumstances. And finally, I know that blaming the referees for the outcome of any sporting event is weak and pathetic and an insult to the victorious team. Unless of course you are talking about the Bears vs Lions season opener in week one of this year’s NFL season. How do you not call that a catch? I mean, that’s a catch everywhere but the NFL, where it counts the most? Makes me want to throw a brick through something.
Here is where I am going with all this. You do the math, because I am drunk, but the Sally’s scored 29 of their 104 points on the last 2 jams. That’s nearly a third of their total point production in the final 2 minutes when the Polli’s are already in the midst of celebrating their victory and skating with lax aggressiveness. Also there were a total of 19 jams from the 2 periods that the Sally’s didn’t get any points on the board and twice in the 2nd period they had scoreless droughts of over 3 consecutive jams. It really was all-out Polli domination.
ELEVEN THINGS THAT I THINK I THINK
REAP WHAT YOU ROLL MVP
RAGE CITY, SEASON THREE MVP POSSIBILITIES
That’s Hack London in case you forgot, reporting presently about the past for the future.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 02 December 2010 13:05|