A1 Fall 07 Playoff Preview

Here pelican, pelican, pelican…

Anytime you want to get riled up, what better way than to take in a classic piece of American moviemaking?  Tony Montana kicks serious ass, even up to the point of his untimely death.  No one wanted get more Bricks more than the original American Gangster.  Here are some memorable Scarface quotes to get you properly motivated to Chase the Brick – of course, being a family oriented website, some quotes have had to be editing.


# 1 Seed – Red Rockets

“You think you can take me? You need a %#($*#@ army if you gonna take me!”

I swear I’ve heard T’N’Tosti mutter those words after dropping bombs in someoneís face.  Or maybe it was just while roaming the halls pre-game sipping his gin ‘n’ juice.  Red Rockets have looked masterful in almost all their games and it will take an outstanding effort from them to be derailed.  O’Cal with two bricks in a row? What’s the world coming too?


# 2 Seed – West Broadway Brothel

“You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!”

At the Brothel, the going is always rough, as they rain down bullets in hellish fury.  But a first round match-up with Tibbs and the Macho Man could spell doom for the Brothel.  Should they survive that test, a rematch with the Rockets in the finals would somehow top the Game of the Season that already took place.


# 3 Seed – Dukes

“Can’t you stop saying %#($ all the time?”

The Dukes haven’t stopped yakking yet this season, and it’s working in their favor.  Teams know, coming in, that theyíre going to have to deal with a whole lot of trash talk and it’s throwing them off their game.  As the preseason # 1 (unlike the Wolverine I track my results and am a responsible member of the media, not a wishy-washy flipflopper) the Dukes have a little work to do to back me up.  The playoffs are always more physical and with the Preach providing muscle in the post, these guys are at least semi-final bound.


# 4 Seed – Real & Spectacular

“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”

Maybe my favorite quote of the entire movie, and it’s the media’s 409, all-purpose, excuse.  I expected big things out of R&S this season but they seem to go through stints looking sleepy and anemic.  AK always has the master game plan, and even when it goes wrong, you can see where it had it’s moments.  Can he whip up a plan for Real & Spectacular to take 3 in a row? I doubt it, but Iíve been wrong before.


# 5 Seed – McLovin’

“Look at that guy. What’s he got that I don’t got?”

McLovin’ is looking around the league and staring in envy at the one thing that the rest of these teams do that they don’t.  Namely, play defense.  It’s rare that a team that gives up as many points as these guys claims the # 5 seed and actually has a shot at knocking off their first round opponent.  But I like how McLovin’ matches up in their first round against R&S (they already beat them once) but the road is tough afterwards.  Defense is the name of the game in the playoffs and it will be their Achilles Heel sooner rather than later.


# 6 Seed – 6 For the Wall

“You need people like me so you can point your fingers and say, ëThat’s the bad guy.”

Mike D can’t always work his Steinbrenner-esq magic in the A1 draft league, but he found a way to yet again this season.  Rahill was a sneaky steal in the third round, and has become his custom; he’s gone with brute force over depth at the guard position.  Mike D just wants to run over your team and watch you cry in your beer postgame. But Steve O’s schedule will derail end up derailing Mike D’s dreams of bringing the Brick back to Saugus.


# 7 Seed – 100 Proof Hangover

“Don’t toot your horn, honey. You’re not that good.”

So I vastly overestimated how my squad would perform in the regular season, that’s what you get for letting me write about my own teams, I’m just a homer at heart.  But with a huge first round match-up, Macho and I are sure to go all out and try to upset WBB.  On the rare chance that we actually follow throw, 100 Proof will immediately have a letdown and bow out the next week despite having O’Keefe and Playoff ‘Mone.  I’ve killed better teams single-handedly.


# 8 Seed – GFYS

“Every day above ground is a good day.”

Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive…ah ah ah ahhhh stayiní alllliiiiiiiiiiiiiivve…

Thank your lucky stars that you can’t actually hear me singing that.  GFYS won a couple games late in the season to keep themselves above ground and snuck into the playoffs.  After remaining in the picture for another day, they get the privilege of seeing the Red Rockets in the first round. Quite the reward.  Unless Mazz has a triple double in him (ha! he’d have to pass) GFYS will be heading home early.