Spring 2008: A2 League Champs: Pau Gasol’s Beard

Spring 2008: A2 League Champs: Pau Gasol’s Beard

    Get on Your Bikes and Ride
    Big Nice 74 Pau Gasol’s Beard 83




    Quite the upset we had on our hands tonight as PGB defeated Big Nice for the 2nd time this season.  CPW picked a bad time to skip out and I kept thinking he’d roll in on his blades at any moment because to him time is just a suggestion.  But alas, he did not, musta been off tending to his cranberry bogs.  His presence was sorely missed as he was a huge part for Big Nice this season and his absence left a hole in the paint PGB exploited like O’Cal was on his prom night.  Big Nice actually held the lead for about 87.5% of the game thanks to Mazz and JaySar finding their shots since the week before.  Their 3 point attempts were limited, Mazz 2-5, Jay 1-2, and Fizzle making his reappearance 3-6.  Believe it or not that is like a record low attempts for the 3.  Despite holding on to a slight lead, the momentum always seemed to be on PGB’s side.  Brian led the attack with a huge first half getting down the court for quick buckets and being the sole big man inside for his team. 


    Trailing 40-38, both teams began a cat and mouse game or something like that.  But since I’m not entirely sure how to use that statement, I’ll tell you how it went.  Mazz scored off a pass from O’Cal, Duncan hit a bucket, Fizzle took a 3, Dorey hit a bucket, O’Cal threw the ball away, Jay hit a 2 footer.  And on and on…the leading man was struggling to find his guys and without CPW’s hands up there to grab his lobs, and a rusty Fizzle helping him out in the backcourt that PGB took their first lead of the game with 4 to go.  Duncan was nailing everything and The Ragin Bull finally started to get inside for buckets.  They went on a 10-2 run and upped their lead to 10 with just 2 minutes to go.  Big Nice was forced to foul down the stretch and all their hopes and dreams slipped away in to the hands of the only team able to beat the Big Nice squad this season.  PGB played more composed than ever, nailed some big shots with just minutes remaining and the A2 Championship was theirs.  Just because I date the Player Prez doesn’t mean that anything I say at CAC matters and once again I was overruled.  Duncan valiantly handed over the Championship MVP nod I gave him to his teammate Brian, who I’ll admit was well worthy of the award.  Congrats to PGB, some of us have to wait more than 2 seasons for a Championship!!  Next season I imagine Big Nice will be back to avenge their PGB demons.

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    Commentary by Gripp…

    Big Nice 74  Pau Gasol’s Beard 83

    Get on Your Bikes and Ride




    Quite the upset we had on our hands tonight as PGB defeated Big Nice for the 2nd time this season.  CPW picked a bad time to skip out and I kept thinking he’d roll in on his blades at any moment because to him time is just a suggestion.  But alas, he did not, musta been off tending to his cranberry bogs.  His presence was sorely missed as he was a huge part for Big Nice this season and his absence left a hole in the paint PGB exploited like O’Cal was on his prom night.  Big Nice actually held the lead for about 87.5% of the game thanks to Mazz and JaySar finding their shots since the week before.  Their 3 point attempts were limited, Mazz 2-5, Jay 1-2, and Fizzle making his reappearance 3-6.  Believe it or not that is like a record low attempts for the 3.  Despite holding on to a slight lead, the momentum always seemed to be on PGB’s side.  Brian led the attack with a huge first half getting down the court for quick buckets and being the sole big man inside for his team. 


    Trailing 40-38, both teams began a cat and mouse game or something like that.  But since I’m not entirely sure how to use that statement, I’ll tell you how it went.  Mazz scored off a pass from O’Cal, Duncan hit a bucket, Fizzle took a 3, Dorey hit a bucket, O’Cal threw the ball away, Jay hit a 2 footer.  And on and on…the leading man was struggling to find his guys and without CPW’s hands up there to grab his lobs, and a rusty Fizzle helping him out in the backcourt that PGB took their first lead of the game with 4 to go.  Duncan was nailing everything and The Ragin Bull finally started to get inside for buckets.  They went on a 10-2 run and upped their lead to 10 with just 2 minutes to go.  Big Nice was forced to foul down the stretch and all their hopes and dreams slipped away in to the hands of the only team able to beat the Big Nice squad this season.  PGB played more composed than ever, nailed some big shots with just minutes remaining and the A2 Championship was theirs.  Just because I date the Player Prez doesn’t mean that anything I say at CAC matters and once again I was overruled.  Duncan valiantly handed over the Championship MVP nod I gave him to his teammate Brian, who I’ll admit was well worthy of the award.  Congrats to PGB, some of us have to wait more than 2 seasons for a Championship!!  Next season I imagine Big Nice will be back to avenge their PGB demons.






    Big Nice
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ed Finn1411131000NA 00NA
    Jay Sartori2253210044100% 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach12211202150% 00NA
    Jon Mazzone3312320205360% 00NA
    Sean O’Callaghan454410022100% 00NA





    Pau Gasol’s Beard
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Mulcahy221004310100% 00NA
    Glenn Farrell720210000NA 00NA
    Glenn Moody55020004125% 00NA
    Tom Duncan3082242077100% 00NA

Standings A2 Spring 2008 Thru Week 14
P Team Record % Streak GB PF PA
1 Big Nice 9-1 0.900 W4 0 71.00 59.33
2 Pau Gasol’s Beard 6-3 0.667 W1 3 74.82 67.36
3 Black Fist 5-4 0.556 L2 4 56.10 65.56
4 Genzyme 4-5 0.444 W2 5 71.90 77.00
5 Count It 3-6 0.333 W1 6 58.88 54.89
6 Vance Refrigeration 0-8 0.000 L8 9 62.88 77.75
Points Per Game
1 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
28.22
2 Ed Finn
Big Nice
26.25
3 Brian Darcy
Genzyme
25.38
4 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
23.67
5 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
22.64
6 Preston Raymond
Black Fist
21.38
7 Jay Sartori
Big Nice
19.75
Player Rater
1 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
61.28 9
2 Preston Raymond
Black Fist
57.88 8
3 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
48.77 11
4 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
48.39 9
5 Ed Finn
Big Nice
44.75 8
6 Brian Darcy
Genzyme
44.63 8
7 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
43.50 10
8 Sean O’Callaghan
Big Nice
42.44 9
9 Carl Clary
Black Fist
40.44 8
10 Chris Williams
Big Nice
40.28 9
Rebounds Per Game
1 Preston Raymond
Black Fist
15.50
2 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
11.44
3 Jeff Hughes
Vance Refrigeration
10.00
4 Carl Clary
Black Fist
9.13
5 Brian Darcy
Genzyme
9.00
6 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
8.82
7 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
8.78
3s Per Game
1 Hayden Fredrick-Clarke
Black Fist
0.00 nan%
1 Ed Finn
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Jay Sartori
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Carl Clary
Black Fist
0.00 nan%
1 Jeff Hrkach
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Brian Darcy
Genzyme
0.00 nan%
1 Jeff Hughes
Vance Refrigeration
0.00 nan%
1 Chris Williams
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Preston Raymond
Black Fist
0.00 nan%
1 Sean O’Callaghan
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Glenn Moody
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Kevin Jackson
Black Fist
0.00 nan%
Assists Per Game
1 Sean O’Callaghan
Big Nice
5.67
2 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
3.30
3 Jay Sartori
Big Nice
2.75
4 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
2.67
5 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
2.56
6 Van Tran
Genzyme
2.50
6 Preston Raymond
Black Fist
2.50