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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    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
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Big Nice9-10.900W4071.0059.33
2Pau Gasol's Beard6-30.667W1374.8267.36
3Black Fist5-40.556L2456.1065.56
4Genzyme4-50.444W2571.9077.00
5Count It3-60.333W1658.8854.89
6Vance Refrigeration0-80.000L8962.8877.75
Points Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
28.22
2Ed Finn
Big Nice
26.25
3Brian Darcy
Genzyme
25.38
4Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
23.67
5Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
22.64
6Preston Raymond
Black Fist
21.38
7Jay Sartori
Big Nice
19.75

Player Rater
1Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
61.289
2Preston Raymond
Black Fist
57.888
3Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
48.7711
4Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
48.399
5Ed Finn
Big Nice
44.758
6Brian Darcy
Genzyme
44.638
7Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol's Beard
43.5010
8Sean O'Callaghan
Big Nice
42.449
9Carl Clary
Black Fist
40.448
10Chris Williams
Big Nice
40.289

Rebounds Per Game
1Preston Raymond
Black Fist
15.50
2Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
11.44
3Jeff Hughes
Vance Refrigeration
10.00
4Carl Clary
Black Fist
9.13
5Brian Darcy
Genzyme
9.00
6Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
8.82
7Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
8.78

3s Per Game
1Hayden Fredrick-Clarke
Black Fist
0.00nan%
1Ed Finn
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Jay Sartori
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Carl Clary
Black Fist
0.00nan%
1Jeff Hrkach
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Brian Darcy
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Jeff Hughes
Vance Refrigeration
0.00nan%
1Chris Williams
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Preston Raymond
Black Fist
0.00nan%
1Sean O'Callaghan
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Glenn Moody
Pau Gasol's Beard
0.00nan%
1Kevin Jackson
Black Fist
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Sean O'Callaghan
Big Nice
5.67
2Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol's Beard
3.30
3Jay Sartori
Big Nice
2.75
4Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol's Beard
2.67
5Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
2.56
6Van Tran
Genzyme
2.50
6Preston Raymond
Black Fist
2.50