Winter 2009: A1 League Champs: Love Guns

    A1 Championship - Boner Pants Shot with Tostis Love Gun
    Boner Pants 69 The Love Gun 73

    If the video isn't to Rick James' Love Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ugJKWSzpSs) I'm going to be very, very dissapointed.  For the second season in a row, we've had a rookie captain take the A1 Brick, this time it was TSpin following in Dorey's footsteps, drafting the team and leading the troops into battle.  You know what that means, more of you non-captains should be jumping at the chance to be in the Draft on May 4th.  Get in while the trend is hot people!!  As for the game itself, well the usual smattering of fans were in attendance, not like the old days where the balcony was ALWAYS full with guys heckling.  Ah well, for the Love Guns, Tosti and TSPin were represented on the balcony, and for Boner Pants, Cake & Sprinkles made the trek to support Majic and Macho even showed to root on his team, but he did it from the sidelines.  Good work!!

    This was a close game the entire way.  Majic literally hoisted the Boner Pants offense onto his broad shoulders and took everyone along for the ride.  Brushing off a brutal loss in the A2 finals, motivated by loss even, Chris came out red hot, hitting 4 of his first 7 attempts from downtown.  Biehler The Love Guns were able to respond with some nice shooting from Spinney (I know right, I didnít expect that either!) and the Jumpman doing his thing.  Heís really embraced the foreign concept of passing, I like that. It will take a while for all of us, even him, to get used to it, but Spinney hitting that game winner a couple weeks ago may be the best thing to ever happen to the Jumpmanís CAC career. 

    The second half started with the Love Guns up 3, and Majic still bombing away.  Fizzle just couldnít find the range, BMul was plagued by foul trouble, and Kaif was too busy chasing TíNíTosti full court to have any legs left on the offensive end.  He was the only one putting the biscuit in the basket!  Instead of too many chefs in the kitchen there werenít enough.  It was only a matter of time before Tosti started heating up, and he did in the second half, hitting 5 of his 7 three point bombs.  Every time Majic made a charge, Tosti was right there to answer, with the Jumpman setting him up and scoring buckets of his own.  The plan, in the closing minutes was the right one for Boner Pants, and that was fouling Henderson and putting him on the line.  Shockingly, even to himself, he converted, and Tosti hit 5 of 6 in the last minute to prevent any comeback and ruin the dreams of a perfect season.

    Tosti picks up his fourth title and the Playoff MVP award, Pauly G his second title (third appearance in a row!), TSpin his second, and Biehler and Jumpman with their firsts.  Letís hope it doesnít take them 3 years to win their second, Iím still searching! Great work by all the teams this season and weíll see you all in less than a month for the Spring season!

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    A1 Winter 2009 Basketball League

    Commentary by Tibbs...

    Boner Pants 69  The Love Gun 73

    A1 Championship - Boner Pants Shot with Tosti's Love Gun

    If the video isn't to Rick James' Love Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ugJKWSzpSs) I'm going to be very, very dissapointed.  For the second season in a row, we've had a rookie captain take the A1 Brick, this time it was TSpin following in Dorey's footsteps, drafting the team and leading the troops into battle.  You know what that means, more of you non-captains should be jumping at the chance to be in the Draft on May 4th.  Get in while the trend is hot people!!  As for the game itself, well the usual smattering of fans were in attendance, not like the old days where the balcony was ALWAYS full with guys heckling.  Ah well, for the Love Guns, Tosti and TSPin were represented on the balcony, and for Boner Pants, Cake & Sprinkles made the trek to support Majic and Macho even showed to root on his team, but he did it from the sidelines.  Good work!!

    This was a close game the entire way.  Majic literally hoisted the Boner Pants offense onto his broad shoulders and took everyone along for the ride.  Brushing off a brutal loss in the A2 finals, motivated by loss even, Chris came out red hot, hitting 4 of his first 7 attempts from downtown.  Biehler The Love Guns were able to respond with some nice shooting from Spinney (I know right, I didnít expect that either!) and the Jumpman doing his thing.  Heís really embraced the foreign concept of passing, I like that. It will take a while for all of us, even him, to get used to it, but Spinney hitting that game winner a couple weeks ago may be the best thing to ever happen to the Jumpmanís CAC career. 

    The second half started with the Love Guns up 3, and Majic still bombing away.  Fizzle just couldnít find the range, BMul was plagued by foul trouble, and Kaif was too busy chasing TíNíTosti full court to have any legs left on the offensive end.  He was the only one putting the biscuit in the basket!  Instead of too many chefs in the kitchen there werenít enough.  It was only a matter of time before Tosti started heating up, and he did in the second half, hitting 5 of his 7 three point bombs.  Every time Majic made a charge, Tosti was right there to answer, with the Jumpman setting him up and scoring buckets of his own.  The plan, in the closing minutes was the right one for Boner Pants, and that was fouling Henderson and putting him on the line.  Shockingly, even to himself, he converted, and Tosti hit 5 of 6 in the last minute to prevent any comeback and ruin the dreams of a perfect season.

    Tosti picks up his fourth title and the Playoff MVP award, Pauly G his second title (third appearance in a row!), TSpin his second, and Biehler and Jumpman with their firsts.  Letís hope it doesnít take them 3 years to win their second, Iím still searching! Great work by all the teams this season and weíll see you all in less than a month for the Spring season!

    Boner Pants
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad Mulholland920531000NA 5360%
    Chris Machado012100000NA 100%
    Chris Maciejczak4414131105480% 161063%
    Devin Boyle000000000NA 00NA
    Ed Finn941710022100% 7114%
    Kaif Thompson70443105120% 100%

    The Love Gun
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Biehler95440002150% 00NA
    Ian Tosti285023006583% 17741%
    Paul Giardina010101000NA 00NA
    Terry Henderson2484520012867% 7229%
    Tim Spinney1163511011100% 6233%

Standings A1 Winter 2009 Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Boner Pants10-01.000W10080.6971.15
2Huge in China7-30.700W1375.0962.42
3Baby Face Ride6-40.600W1470.8263.15
4Marc Gasol's Envy6-40.600L2481.4271.64
5The Love Gun6-40.600L1469.1566.83
6Red Rum5-50.500L1575.3681.09
7Gran Turinos4-60.400L1673.3681.55
8Weapon X3-70.300L4773.3678.55
9Cold Revenge2-80.200L1871.4080.50
10Chuck Wagon1-90.100L6970.0080.10
Points Per Game
1Chris Maciejczak
Boner Pants
33.00
2Brandon Dorey
Weapon X
31.55
3Jared Perrine
Gran Turinos
30.64
4Preston Raymond
Red Rum
29.27
5Ian Tosti
The Love Gun
27.80
6Billy Durbrow
Cold Revenge
25.67
7Terry Henderson
The Love Gun
23.91

Player Rater
1Chris Maciejczak
Boner Pants
69.4613
2Preston Raymond
Red Rum
69.3211
3Chris Kerr
Chuck Wagon
65.818
4Brandon Dorey
Weapon X
65.7711
5Billy Durbrow
Cold Revenge
64.619
6Terry Henderson
The Love Gun
62.0011
7Jared Perrine
Gran Turinos
61.1411
8Kevin Ostrander
Huge in China
56.2010
9Tom Duncan
Marc Gasol's Envy
53.7912
10Sean O'Callaghan
Baby Face Ride
51.5511

Rebounds Per Game
1Chris Kerr
Chuck Wagon
18.38
2Preston Raymond
Red Rum
17.00
3Billy Durbrow
Cold Revenge
14.11
4Chris Maciejczak
Boner Pants
14.00
5Todd Marsh
Huge in China
13.33
6Terry Henderson
The Love Gun
13.27
7Chris Parkinson
Cold Revenge
11.25

3s Per Game
1Ian Tosti
The Love Gun
6.9049%
2Chris Maciejczak
Boner Pants
4.7746%
3Tom Kahana
Chuck Wagon
3.0035%
4Ed Finn
Boner Pants
2.7549%
5Sean O'Callaghan
Baby Face Ride
2.6442%
6Tom Duncan
Marc Gasol's Envy
2.5839%
7Preston Raymond
Red Rum
2.2734%

Assists Per Game
1Ed Finn
Boner Pants
5.25
2Sean O'Callaghan
Baby Face Ride
4.91
3Cheese
Gran Turinos
4.50
4Billy Durbrow
Cold Revenge
4.44
5Mike Haven
Red Rum
4.40
5Tim Began
Gran Turinos
4.40
5Kevin Ostrander
Huge in China
4.40