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June 16, 2017
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Shebertes not enough in return

The rolling Clown Question Bro squad came into this one 4-1, taking on the suddenly surging Against All Odds, led by surprise MVP candidate Nate Mendes. Koller was missing to start this one, rumor has it, he thinks he’s bigger than the team and can show up when he wants. Ryan Shaffer was out for Nate’s team and of course Sheb…………..WAIT

GOOD GOD

THAT’S

THAT’S

JOE SHEBERTES MUSIC

That’s right, Shebertes is back baby and launching 3s and smoking trees………TO THE ACTION:

Nate seemed frazzled by the return of Shebertes, as he saw his MVP season go up in flames and was cold coming out of the gate. He would launch brick after brick, mostly from three point land. Speaking of cold, Shebertes was a little rusty as well, he wasn’t able to hit from deep early, but warm up as the game went along.

Someone who wasn’t cold was the new Ian Cundall, cashing mid-range Js and a trey ball in the first half of this one. This allowed his team to get out a small lead, as both teams would go back and forth throughout the first half. Lester would chip in as well, but his shot was way off in the 1h .

Finally, Koller would grace us with his presence and decide to show up. He would get a couple buckets of his own, but Against All Odds would go into the half with a 29-27 lead, Shebertes had 15 going into the half, along with Nate’s 10 points.

Ghost would come out firing in the second half, seemingly launching the ball before it could ever enter his hands. He might have missed his first 5 shots, but he was connecting in the second half. I think he even has own personal 8-0 run, where he put in all his 2h points.

Against All Odds got real cold in the second half, no one was able to make many shots for them, outside of a couple Shebertes threes. There was a lot of ISO for them and that doesn’t work when everyone is cold from the outside.

Clown Question Bro would put together a 12-0 run to push their lead to 11 at 46-35. Koller was running the point for that stretch, for some reason and dished out a couple dimes to open teammates. The best part of that stretch though, was when Koller traveled attempting to shoot a 3. That was definitely worth the price of admission. Also of note, was Lester’s all around play, he was working on a triple double at this point.

Against All Odds would close the gap though at 57-53, with 2 minutes remaining off the back of some Doherty and Nate buckets, coupled with a Shebertes 3. However, on Clown Question bro’s next possession Koller got an And1 off a Lester dime and that was all she wrote. Nate would throw up some prayers and Clown Question Bro closed nicely at the line.

Grades:

McGovern C: I’m going to be tough on this kid, 0 FGs is crap when you get 10 O-boards. I want some conversions down low.

Nate C-: Bad shooting game for Nate, he had 24 points, but he must have had at least 40 shots.

Shebertes B: Not too bad for his first game back.

Doherty C-: He sucked from deep and gives me a dud game after I praised him.

Clown Question Bro:

Ian B+: Good all around game.

Randal C: Missed a lot of close opportunities.

Ghost B-: Made some shots, but took a lot of them.

Hamil C: Mehhh, I wasn’t impressed by anything.

Lester A-: This was a hard grade, because he really sucked early on, especially shooting wise, but he was one dime away from a triple double.

Koller A: Filled up the stat sheet, he’d get a plus if he wasn’t a diva who showed up late.

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Just a heads up, you recorded McGovern’s 2 made free throws but gave him 0 total points.

Speaking of McGovern, he is putting up some Reggie Evans like stat lines, with those monster rebounding totals but barely any points to show for it. In fact, I would say Mike McGovern to Reggie Evans might be one of the better CAC-NBA player comparisons, at least in BDraft. They even look alike! Also, their last names have some of the same letters, further affirming the similarities.

Friday afternoon side-quest: Which Reggie Evans stat line from an individual game corresponds most closely with McGovern’s statline in this game? After careful review, I have concluded that the answer is Evans’ game against Toronto, on March 23, 2007, as a member of the Denver Nuggets. Please see the below table for a comparison:

Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Reggie Evans 2 7 8 0 1 0 0 6 2 33% 0 0 NA
Mike McGovern 2 8 10 0 1 0 0 4 2 50% 0 0 NA

As you can see, the stats are extremely similar. The rebounding numbers differ slightly, but are still quite close. They both had 2 points, on 2 free throws, with 1 steal, and no assists, turnovers, or 3 pointers attempted. If anyone else is aware of a game by Reggie Evans that more closely corresponds to McGovern’s stat line from this game, please advise me immediately.

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Slow Jams grind out W

This game was had some pretty important playoff implications, as McCusker to the Bahamas really needed this win to climb back in the playoff race and Slow Jams could either clinch a spot or be thrown back into the dog pile. BDraft Frongi decided not to show up for this one, because Franchise B Frongi runs the ship. Slow Jams was also missing a crucial piece, Mike Vella………..TO THE ACTION:

And boy was there action, just not many points…….This was my kind of game, if I’m betting, not keeping score. There was brick after brick after………..well, brick……..This game sucked. Neither team could get much going, except for Ouellette, who almost had half as many points as both teams combined in the 1h. He was missing free throws though and that WILL affect his grade.

On the other end, it was pure misery. Ouellette was locking up Cawley tight, who didn’t finish with a 1h FG. The old injured, crippled Waldo wasn’t adding much, except airballed 3s. Michal was killing the boards, but he didn’t score either. The only one doing anything offensively was Tommy, who finished the half 10 of his teams 14 1h points. GROSS!

I’d say the defense was good, but it just looked like neither team had shot a basketball before. 20-14 Slow Jams at the half.

The scoring would pick up in the 2h, because how the hell could it not? Samuel J. Boyer joined the game with a couple trey balls, fresh out his birthday. Kid was really getting the three balls up there and it worked in the second half.

Cawley, would finally cash in on a FG, due to some good defense, but it was Tommy continuing to try and carry his team on the other end, pretty much bringing them back into the game by himself during a 10-0 run that brought the game to 47-42, with about 4 minutes remaining and then cashed a 3, to make it 47-45 with 1:50 remaining.

Boyer would hit the dagger 3 and that’s all she wrote, as McCusker to the Bahamas wouldn’t score again. 52-45 Final, a game worthy of the 9:20PM slot.

Grades:

Sam B: Didn’t have his shot going, but hit the dagger at the end.

Ouellette A+: Usually I’d be taking about his offense, but his defense was awesome all game.

Matty B+: Did all the things besides score, he did pick up a lot of fouls though.

Seth C: Hit some threes you bum.

Fitzpatrick A: His board work is just great out there and he puts some back in the hoop, unlike others.

McCusker to the Bahamas

Cawley C-: It wasn’t a good day.

Waldo C: Ditto, but at least he has an excuse.

Michal B: He didn’t score much, but still that many boards is pretty damn good.

Tommy A-: Did all he could, scoring more than half his team’s points.

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bkoller297 said

Speaking of McGovern, he is putting up some Reggie Evans like stat lines, with those monster rebounding totals but barely any points to show for it. In fact, I would say Mike McGovern to Reggie Evans might be one of the better CAC-NBA player comparisons, at least in BDraft. They even look alike! Also, their last names have some of the same letters, further affirming the similarities. 

Thank you Koller – I much prefer this comparison than the Rodman one I got earlier this week. I’d look awful in a wedding dress.

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HTD1223 said

Fitzpatrick A: His board work is just great out there and he puts some back in the hoop, unlike others.
 

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McGovern said

HTD1223 said
Fitzpatrick A: His board work is just great out there and he puts some back in the hoop, unlike others.
 

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Before we get started, I’d like to apologize for my lack of coverage last week. I usually write the write-ups on Sunday at some point, but since it was my birthday last week…I decided to drink instead of write. Thus, no write-ups.

 

Annnyyyyywwwwaaaaayyyyyyy, I figured now that our team is back on track for a ‘chip, I could happily sit down and talk about last week’s games. Let’s dive into week six’s games.

 

6:00 PM Kapplaned Parenthood vs. Tempus Fuck-It

 

-Now that we’re deep into the summer session, absences are starting to pile up. For KP, captain Cory Gans was out of action this past week, but it was rumored that he had sustained a minor injury recently, and wanted another week’s rest. For Rudy’s squad, fighting for a playoff spot, they were without Mike Kuzdeba. I found it odd because Kuz has said many times if he plays B Draft, especailly in the summer, the early games are the only ones he can attend.

 

-Early on, it was Rudy’s team taking an early lead –  I want to say it was like 12-4, or something. Given that they entered the game winless at 0-5, and in “must-win” mode to get into the playoffs, this was a promising sign. The run by TFI was short-lived, as they found themselves down 22-19 a few minutes later. The very next possession, AAMMMMIIIRRRRRR hit a three to extend KP’s lead to six. Sammy Abdellas would hit one of his own the following possession, and to be honest, it felt like a very early dagger.

 

-In the second half, with his team down about ten points, OG B Drafter Taha Jennings had one of his best halves in his (six year? I’m too lazy to look it up.) B Draft career. He hit three triples in a row, enough to make this game somewhat compelling down the stretch.

 

-The stars in the game showed up – Bobby, Sammy, Kap – but the real difference makers in this game were the role players for Cory’s squad. The Prince and Pizza combined for thirty points, along with a nice mix of rebounds and assists.

 

-I’m not sure what else to say about Rudy’s team. Rudy, can you start avoiding these winless seasons so I don’t have to sound so heartless writing about your teams?

 

6:50 PM The Big Ern McCrackin’s vs. Man Chest Hair United

 

-I’d say the game of the night Thursday night was without a doubt the game between Chas and Andy’s team. At points, it definitely felt like a playoff game, and it was good to see that Fermon’s still undefeated team can definitely be challenged. (I know they had a really competitive game against Cundall’s team a few weeks ago, but I only saw the end of the game.)

 

-It’s no shocker to say Fermon came out firing in this game. The leftovers from the 6:00 PM game were checking out the stat sheet and watching the second game of the night, in awe of how many times he’d shoot. At the ten minute mark of the first half, he was on pace for 36 attempts. 36!

 

-To be fair, Fermon was making shots…like, a lot. He ended the first half with 33 points, scoring on all three known-for-their-defense guys the McCrackens have: Chas, Polly, and Cavano.

 

-Alright, enough about Ferm. While he was making some crazy shots, Chas’ team kept fighting. Both he and Sam Pollock put up double digits in the first half, but their team remained down double digits at intermission. In the second half, Ferm would cool off just a bit, which allowed Chas’ team a window of opportunity to get into game. They eventually took a one point lead in the middle of the second half, after a layup from Cavano.

 

-The reason for this blown lead was because Scott Hammond took himself out of the game up six, with the score 63-57. Within a few moments, the game was tied, and I have to give Xavier Holland credit for accurately predicting Hammond’s brief absence from the game would spark a comeback for Chas’ team.

 

-This is when the write-up gets a little sad. The McCracken’s had so many opportunities late in the game, with several memorable missed layups from their team. Chas and Cavano each had one apiece that sticks out in my mind, and Sanginario’s team held on late. Andy even made some game sealing FTs, swinging his dick as a captain of an undefeated team.

 

Other notes:

 

-I played pickup with B Draft rookie Brian Civale this past weekend. I didn’t realize how big and valuable he was until I actually played a few games with him. He’s great on the offensive glass and going right back up with it, which is a huge skill to have playing with Fermon. This team is tops in the league, by far, I think.

 

-Scottie Hammond’s streak of 237 games straight without making a single mistake continued this past week, so that was cool to see. Just flawless, fundamental basketball from him every game it feels like.

 

-I’d chip in a few bucks into a GoFundMe to help Ben Axler get some real basketball shorts. He’s right up there with Justin Sarro for most uncomfortable looking shorts in B Draft history. Shoutout to the six people in the league who remember Sarro. (He might actually still read the forums.)

 

7:40 PM Mt. CACmore Vs. Lose Like Hell for Markelle

 

-At this stage of the night, I was beginning to think of my own game, and I was disappointed in another game with attendance issues. For Mt. CACmore, captain Noah Spaulding and Joel Shaffer were both out, and for Lose Like Hell, star 5th man Mike Etheridge was out. Plus, the first five minutes felt a little lifeless with neither team talking on defense. We were joking on the balcony saying you could hear a pin drop.

 

-Eventually the game picked up, with MCA doing a lot of what he does best – shooting, scoring, rebounding, shooting, dribbling…aaaannnnndddddd more shooting. With Etheridge out, Harry’s team was left with no choice but to go through him.

 

-Side note on Brian Quinn: I was really high on Harry’s team particularly because of how late Quinn went in the draft, and he’s the fourth option on a good team. But through five games, he somehow only has 16 three point attempts. He’s too young to be regressing, so does he just not fit on this team?

 

-The defining play came late in the game. With his team needing a bucket, down by only a few points, Mike McCauley had the ball around half court trying to cross his defender over (I wanna say it was McAuliffe playing D) and he had the move down…but then tripped and was called for a travel. MC1 said it was because he was tripped, but KD called it the other way. Harry’s team held on for the win, improving to 5-1 on the season.

 

Some notes from the game:

 

-Harry was wearing a shooting sleeve, and missed badly on just about every jumper he took. He even nicely sprinkled in some airballs for my viewing pleasure.

 

-Every time Chris Ott makes a jumper, Harry goes out of his way to yell “OTTTTOOOOOMAAATTTICCCCCCC”. I don’t know what annoyed me more – that or the shooting sleeve Harry was sporting.

 

-It was confirmed to me, by an unnamed source, that Mike Tsui bought two pairs of shoes and wears one of each. I had always wondered if they were the same pair or two, but now I’ve finally gotten my answer.

 

-I think Kari’s head may explode if he sees Xavier go 1-on-3 on a fast break again. Personally, my head almost exploded when I saw Kari make a three.

 

-Harry’s team name is kinda funny now, right?

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