Winter 2019: Franchise B Draft Champs: Hold My Dirk

    Mark it Zero Misses the Mark
    Mark It Zero 55 Vandelay Industries 67

    Game 2 – Vandevil vs Mark it Zero

    Two long tenured Franchise B teams. Some more vile and disgusting than others. Especially considering Mark It Zero has quite the player in “Jet”, who is also just a really great guy. Then add in that nice guy David Pendergast, and Brian. THEN THE CAC HOFer SCOTTTTTYYYY, I think Mark It Zero is my favorite collective group of people, if only they had amir.

    So back to basketball. Vandelay has been playing very well together, with Frongi coming alive in the night time (and after last seasons hot garbage), Vladi is still slicing and dicing defenses and releasing jump shots about a second before he touches back on the ground. Koller is still Koller and I cannot wait for Harry to lock his ass up come playoff time. This game was one that I thought really was going to be as closer if not closer than the first game. The matchups here are great with Pendergast playing a slashing role making it somewhat difficult for teams to match up. On the opposite side, Koller and Vladi running a pick n roll can just cause headaches and enough shit talking from them to warrant a football style tackle.

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    The start of this game was exactly that, Koller was getting busy EARLY. Putting some nice post moves and quick footwork to lead his team with 24 on the night. Koller was getting some great support from his teammates as well. Frongi was hitting mid range jumpers and finishing his layups. I really am a fan of Frongi playing well again. He doesn’t look as sad as he did last season, and a sad frongi is never fun. I do think him not settling for the first open look and even taking and making plays to turn good shots into GREAT shots has helped this team a ton. One of the more lighthearted moments during this game was Amir and Myslef telling Paul to do the right thing and immediately sub back in for Koller, Paul let us know quickly though “I know my place here.”. It looks like the Vandevil ways have entirely engulfed Paul. Poor Paul. 

    On the other end we had Pendergast trying to stick it to the CAC world and prove he can shoot and not just lay floaters up to the rafters before they come barreling back down to earth and ultimately the basket. Pendergast though, was not truthfully able to affirm that idea in my mind, or anyone else on the court this night. He was 1/5 from 3pt land, but still lead his team with 22pts. I’ve heard Harry drop the line time and time again, THE JETTTTT IS READY TO TAKE OFF. Sadly I feel we are still waiting for that huge Lift Off This season from the jet. On the defensive side though, I may actually put Jet in the DPOY conversation. He jumps passing lanes so well, he had 3 steals tonight and it seems like that’s an every night occurrence. Also with Jacques there this Mark It Zero team has some great defensive pieces, sadly both names mentioned focus more on guards, and well, Koller ate tonight.

    Grades 

    Mark It Zero

    Dave – B- – Dave was doing all he could, I think I would have liked to see him try to slow down Koller after he was eating the entire game

    Jet – C+ – Man JET TAKE OFF!!!!!!!!! The shooting touch has not been there sadly for the jet as of late, but his defense has been able to continue throughout. Something he does NOT get enough credit for

    Scotty – D – Scotty, you’ve played sooooo much better than this game. 5pts, 1/3 from deep. Just wasn’t his night

    Nasty Nate – C – Nate had 5, if he’s hitting he hitting, but sadly a 1/4 night, little off. 

    Jaq – D – 2pts, 0/3 from deep & what I usually credit a great defender who LIKES to play fullcourt for 40min, wasn’t there tonight offensive or defensively.

    Brian – D – Brian had the tough task of guarding Koller as the lone true “Big Man” on Mark it zero. Koller ate, Civale did not, and to add to Mark It Zero’s shooting woes, went 0/4 from deep. Brian has also played better.

    This entire team has played better, thats really what it comes down to

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    Vandevil

    Koller – A – He started the game EATING, nice footwork, quick feet, and buckets galore. Great game from Ben. 24/10 and 4/5 from the FT line. 

    Vladi – A- – What a great guy on such a grotesque team. Vladi had 16, and 6 assists. Not even remotely phased by any of the defensive assignments thrown at him.

    Paul – C – Paul told me he knows his place on this team, and because he wouldnt sub out Koller every chance he could he is AVERAGE

    Frongi – B – Frongi is back like he never left. 15pts and just a steady flow and pace coming back to life with this guyzer. 

    Dan – C – Dan, I kinda of forgot he played tbh, he didn’t do too much to stand out but he is a nice addition for some size to what is usually a tiny Vandevil team.

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    Commentary by DEMAKES & HOF (aka Frongi)...

    Hold My Dirk 66  SHOOT.IT.COWARD 47

    Hold My Dirk
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben MacDonald1734331022100% 11100%
    Gordon Sheffield1771101000NA 8338%
    Jeff Doyle235332008450% 3133%
    Robert Haas10121302000NA 300%

    SHOOT.IT.COWARD
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Carlo Cervini232001000NA 00NA
    Casey Tenney3085210012867% 14536%
    Chas Belliveau241010000NA 300%
    Christian Hopp9221010400% 5120%
    Harry Demakes320200000NA 2150%
    Ian Cundall230110000NA 100%

Standings THE Franchise League W19 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Fightin' Nimrods7-20.778W1066.7859.44
Vandelay Industries7-20.778W3069.0061.44
Hold My Dirk6-30.667L1168.7858.33
Mark It Zero6-30.667W1167.6760.22
Big Chungus3-60.333W2468.0073.22
Joels Just Wanna Have Fun3-60.333L1459.3360.33
The SportsMe's2-70.222L2559.6777.56
SHOOT.IT.COWARD2-70.222L6562.3371.00
Points Per Game
1Casey Tenney
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
30.11
2David Pendergast
Mark It Zero
21.67
3Chris Cavano
Fightin' Nimrods
21.63
4Ben MacDonald
Hold My Dirk
20.82
5Robert Haas
Hold My Dirk
20.73
6Tom Kahana
Big Chungus
20.25
7Vladi Nechev
Vandelay Industries
19.63

Player Rater
1Casey Tenney
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
65.899
2Robert Haas
Hold My Dirk
53.0911
3Chris Cavano
Fightin' Nimrods
52.758
4Joel Shaffer
Joels Just Wanna Have Fun
51.888
5David Pendergast
Mark It Zero
51.729
6Ben Koller
Vandelay Industries
51.399
7Ben MacDonald
Hold My Dirk
50.9111
8David Baxter
Big Chungus
44.698
9Vladi Nechev
Vandelay Industries
43.508
10Greg Talbot
Fightin' Nimrods
42.339

Rebounds Per Game
1Casey Tenney
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
13.78
2Ben Koller
Vandelay Industries
13.44
3Robert Haas
Hold My Dirk
12.00
4Greg Kerkorian
Fightin' Nimrods
11.60
5David Baxter
Big Chungus
10.88
6Dan Buckley
Vandelay Industries
10.00
7David Pendergast
Mark It Zero
9.67

3s Per Game
1Casey Tenney
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
4.7842%
2Tom Kahana
Big Chungus
4.1340%
2Vladi Nechev
Vandelay Industries
4.1356%
4Christian Hopp
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
3.1837%
5Chris Cavano
Fightin' Nimrods
3.0040%
5Cory Gans
The SportsMe's
3.0035%
5Greg Talbot
Fightin' Nimrods
3.0046%

Assists Per Game
1Vladi Nechev
Vandelay Industries
5.13
2Jeff Rubin
The SportsMe's
4.67
3Joel Shaffer
Joels Just Wanna Have Fun
4.50
4David Pendergast
Mark It Zero
4.44
5Greg Talbot
Fightin' Nimrods
4.00
6Casey Tenney
SHOOT.IT.COWARD
3.78
7Ben Koller
Vandelay Industries
3.67