One For The Thumb

As I basked in the glory of my 5th CRFC title, I soon realized it has been over 5 years since my last A1 league brick with the legendary Thicker Tubes squad that featured a spin-less JRod and a few other CRFC stars of the past. Sure I have had a few titles since then in the A2 and Charlestown 5 on 5 leagues, shamelessly riding the Chiseís coattails, but this title felt especially good considering it was my crafty drafting rather than my crafty playing that made the difference in our squad. My how things have changed and got me to thinking how much CRFC and everything else has changed since the inaugural A league in 2000. Here is a quick then and now:

 

THEN

NOW

The League

1 league, 6 teams, 36 hoop players

10 leagues, 68 teams, 425 stat addicts
The Staff

Josh Smith

Joey Diesel

Commish

Wolverine

TiCal

DMac

The Surgeon General

The Webmaster

Tibbs

The Good King

JRod

Mannning

Mon

Yavor

The Scoreboard

ìFlipî scoreboard and Dieselís Seiko watch

Electronic scoreboard with occasional missing bulb

The Superstars

Greg Poulos

Jim Meldrim

Kevin OíNeil

Levan Marman

Trevor McAndrew

Kareem Benjamin

Alex Delpleche

Tim Diehl

The Website

Non-existent

You know whatís there – you go there every day!

The Stats

Un-audited point totals

Un-audited full stats

The Refs

Super Mario Brothers

Brian the Ref

Brian the Ref

DMac

Wolverine

OíCal

TO

Preston

Willie McGuinest (5 on 5)

The Uniforms

Used yellow reverse pinnies.

(And when I say ìused,î I donít mean previously worn by someone else. I mean previously worn by someone else during the game right before yours.)

Fantastically designed uniís of your own that you can choose to wash or not. And donít ask for another one.

The Court

Unpainted, dusty floors with dead spots and aerobic steps that needed to be removed before/after every session.

Painted floor, banners, and no aerobic steps to move before/after every session. Dead spots still remain part of the CRFC mystique.

The League Fees

$30

(members only)

$75 for members

$125 for non-members

(and still a bargain at that!!!!)

League Night Out Most Wasted Awards

0

7

# of players hailing fromSaugus

1

15

(and still no referral bonus!)

Tibbs

15 year old freshman atQuaboag Regional High School

(was there a casino on campus?)

22 year old pegged by many to be Joshís successor

The TiCallion Stallion

16 year old BMOC at Matignon and CRFC towel boy

23 years old BMOC at Northeastern School of Law and CRFC blogger extraordinaire

The Wolverine

26 year old aimless basketball junkie

34 year old aimless VP of Basketball Operations

JRod signature move

Jumper

Spin move (and the foul)

DMacís Ride

A rimless 1994 Lexus GS

2001 Lexus complete with custom 20 inch rotating Diablo rims

# of cars sold by Turin

500

0

(managers donít have to do any actual work)

Annual sunny days in Boston

125

2

The President

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

(look at all he has done for us!!)

Celtics Titles

16

16

Peopleís Sexiest Man Alive

Brad Pitt

George Clooney

CRFC Sexiest Man Alive

Kevin Scott

Al Smooth

NBA MVP

Allen Iverson

Steve Nash

CRFC MVP

Greg Poulos

Kareem Benjamin

(screw you Tibbs, he was the MVP)

Billboardís Top New Artist

Sisqo

(thong thong thong thong thong)

Chris Brown

(lemme see if you can run it, run it)

CRFCís Rookie of the Year

Sean OíCal

Tom Kahana

(perpetually)

Preferred method of communication with females

Email

Text Message

(and only after 11PM)

Preferred method of blasting CRFC refs

Anonymous and gutless posts

Posts with name clearly on them

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