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312074.1
Date: 10/05/2021 16:22:58
Eugene Register-Guard 2.0
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
323323
Second Team:
This is Water
you know what i always kinda thought a bit off was back when i flew airplanes and we would be landing, and the steward would then "welcome us" to my hometown. huh? shouldn't i be welcoming them?

in that spirit i would like to welcome everybody to DII.4, both returnees and newbies.

i'm eager to see who i'm dealing with, so here are some observations on the II.4 veterans:

Chronic Pain suffering since S29, up-and-down between DIII and DII, mostly. Here by grace of god, winning the rubber match of a relegation match by a point. Apparently something of an elitist, because large crowds are banned. As i write, second smallest payroll in the league.

Wasted Potential formerly Hey Kid Want Some Candy, so dark themes continue. Made the playoffs in the team's first season in the league. League's fourth-highest payroll.

Cyborgs one of the game's storied franchises, one of several in the league. Around since S18, when there was still a DV. Average player salary is just under $30,000, which puts him in the lower half of the league.

Kiwi Sheep Pimps S7, back when ice covered the mastadon hunting grounds, this franchise was born. Made the NBBA in S49, finished the coffee in S50. Right now, the squad is 9 players whose average salary is nearly $50,000.

Fort Llama a former DIII.6 league mate, i was there on the dock waving as Llama's champion ship took him to foreign port. i vowed to find him then, and now i have! around since S41. second-highest payroll in the league.

Milwaukee Lethargy a collective run by the performance artist Shikago since S6. Don't cut your rookies; just send them over to Shikago; he turns no one away.

TarTeam from S40 to about S49, TarTeam lived in the NBBA. Third-highest salary. lost to league champ by 5 pts. last season.

The LA Lions Conceived and brought forth in S30. Have been in DII.4 since S40. Kinda amazing, not easy to do. substantial payroll, a bit under $475,000.




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312074.2 in reply to 312074.1
Date: 10/05/2021 16:55:02
Eugene Register-Guard 2.0
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
323323
Second Team:
This is Water
Let us see who the NBBA sent down to us:

SomeTeam maybe that is one requirement fo get to the NBBA: you gotta have a good name. This is one of the best i have seen; i can't believe 16 teams have better names. Right now, the team's payroll is over $600,000, but i would expect this team has a bunch of grumpy fans, and $500,000 gates are a thing of the past. but who knows? maybe SomeTeam will show that it is Some Team or maybe it will be just some team.

Upsyndrome what can be said about the single most terrifying franchise that i know of? i've seen A-Dub peak with one squad that won three straight championships and people wondered if that was the best USA team of all time, then he faded, rebuilt, and came back to win three more in a row, with more talk if that squad was the greatest USA team. be very, very grateful A-Dub is on his way down; if you're good and lucky, you'll be in the NBBA when A-Dub returns. (this is like talking about Barry Bonds: the achievements are so overwhelming. i like that A-Dub has engaged in more than $300 million in transactions.)

How 'bout the promotees?

Blue Ocean hmm, a rapid riser: began in S46, and here today. sticking with the Barry Bonds theme, the squad could use some pumping up.

The Musicians born S38, first time above DIII. 8 of 15 players on the squad make less than $10,000; two players make over $100,000 each. guess who chooses the music in the locker room?

Belvedere Square Lagers came into being in S26, and made it to DII by S39. Since then, bobbing up and down between DIII and DIV. Similar payroll to Blue Ocean.

Ron Swanson All-Stars with this as the team name, are you surprised this squad dates to S10? appropriately eccentric: fierce, fanatical loyalty to the team's players; check out his all-time team leaders, and remember this team has been around for 40 seasons.

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312074.3 in reply to 312074.2
Date: 10/06/2021 00:10:02
Upsyndrome
II.2
Overall Posts Rated:
695695
Second Team:
Upsyndrome II
Thanks for the scouting report. I feel very acquainted. Now if only someone would do a scouting report on you so I'm 100% up to date. Looks like your franchise was created in season 42? You weren't even around during my first 3peat. Yet you know your NBBA history. Impressive. You are a scholar and a gentleman.

if you're good and lucky, you'll be in the NBBA when A-Dub returns. (this is like talking about Barry Bonds: the achievements are so overwhelming. i like that A-Dub has engaged in more than $300 million in transactions.)


Funny you should mention Barry Bonds: I'm an SF Giants fan and that's my favorite player of all time. I grew up watching him as a kid. Every time he stepped to the plate I expected a HR.


Blue Ocean: hmm, a rapid riser: began in S46, and here today. sticking with the Barry Bonds theme, the squad could use some pumping up.
Steroids?

"You will lose." -Ivan Drago
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312074.4 in reply to 312074.3
Date: 10/06/2021 09:01:13
Cyborgs
II.4
Overall Posts Rated:
6060
Second Team:
Brawlers
It was fun to read and well written....

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312074.5 in reply to 312074.3
Date: 10/06/2021 09:37:54
Blue Ocean
II.4
Overall Posts Rated:
2222
Steroids? (y)

I'll get right to it.


Thanks for the intro and welcome. Hopefully I won't be going right back down to D.III, but, nevertheless, looking forward to our matchups.

Mr. Natural, not sure if you remember, but you randomly BB-Mailed me a couple of seasons back cause we were next to each other in the US rankings.

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312074.6 in reply to 312074.1
Date: 10/07/2021 01:36:02
SomeTeam
III.13
Overall Posts Rated:
88
Second Team:
The Five Dollar Club
Enjoyed the read. Thanks for the write up!

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312074.7 in reply to 312074.1
Date: 10/07/2021 21:29:04
TarTeam
II.4
Overall Posts Rated:
133133
Thank you for the presentation and welcome!

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312074.8 in reply to 312074.1
Date: 10/07/2021 23:14:41
Wasted Potential
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
415415
Second Team:
Hazards to Society
Welcome to II.4! I'm interested to see this season play out. Last season 2 teams dominated and the arguably third best team was focused on the cup. It was a bit lopsided as far as the conferences go but it seems like they may even out a little bit more this season.

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Date: 10/09/2021 22:07:50
Eugene Register-Guard 2.0
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
323323
Second Team:
This is Water
A great cosmic injustice occurred tonight, but i feel weird because i was the beneficiary.

Yard Goats won tonight on a 3-pt buzzerbeater when down by two. But their game rating was 118 to the Musicians' 133. Musicians more efficient 136 to 111. Yard Goats outrebounded, out shot, fewer assists, fewer steals, just not even close by any measurement.

The wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear is from the tent of Arutunian.

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312074.10 in reply to 312074.9
Date: 10/09/2021 22:08:46
Eugene Register-Guard 2.0
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
323323
Second Team:
This is Water
Day 1 (Saturday 9 October 2021) : Performances by (https://www.buzzer-manager.com)

Night results
Cyborgs 101 - Chronic pain 89
Blue Ocean 120 - SomeTeam 130
Wasted Potential 114 - Ron Swanson All-Stars 79
petersburg 92 - Kiwi Sheep Pimps 118
Upsyndrome 42 - Milwaukee Lethargy 117
Yard Goats 112 - The Musicians 111
TarTeam 105 - The LA Lions 94
Belvedere Square Lagers 105 - Fort Llama 118

Best collective performance of the evening
Points : 130 : SomeTeam
Rebounds : 70 : Milwaukee Lethargy
Assists : 29 : The Musicians
Steals : 9 : Milwaukee Lethargy, Blue Ocean
Block Shots : 7 : Milwaukee Lethargy

Personal best performances of the evening
Points : 48 : R. Liesmonas (SomeTeam)
Rebounds : 18 : B. Ara├║jo (SomeTeam), J. George (The LA Lions)
Assists : 12 : M. Stratton (SomeTeam)
Steals : 4 : N. Nyderis (SomeTeam), J. Ruth (Wasted Potential), P. Jones (The Musicians)
Block Shots : 3 : V. Linn (Milwaukee Lethargy), R. McAuliffe (Ron Swanson All-Stars)

Top 5 of the evening
Point Guard : M. Pietraszek (Kiwi Sheep Pimps) (39 Points, 2 Rebounds, 9 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 43
Shooting Guard : P. Jones (The Musicians) (25 Points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 25
Small Forward : R. Liesmonas (SomeTeam) (48 Points, 8 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 44
Power Forward : J. Gaffney (Yard Goats) (38 Points, 13 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 43
Center : R. Harrell (Wasted Potential) (39 Points, 14 Rebounds, 8 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 47

MVP of the evening
R. Harrell (Wasted Potential) (39 Points, 14 Rebounds, 8 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Block Shots) : Efficiency : 47

The bad performance of the evening
S. Bourgeois (Upsyndrome) (6 Points, 5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Block Shots)S. McDonald (Upsyndrome) (2 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Block Shots)S. Florence (Upsyndrome) (0 Points, 2 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Block Shots) : Efficiency : -5

All kinds of statistics
The player who forgot to remove his mittens : S. Bourgeois (Upsyndrome) : 10 Turnovers

Player targeted by the referees : S. Beckham (petersburg), B. Zhongtang (Fort Llama), M. Walden (Ron Swanson All-Stars), J. Ruth (Wasted Potential), Z. Ernst (The LA Lions), L. Dubreuil (TarTeam), G. Fleming (Blue Ocean) : 6 Personnal Fouls

The iron-man : W. Wells (SomeTeam), N. Nyderis (SomeTeam) : 53 Minutes

The shooter : R. MacLymont (Kiwi Sheep Pimps), N. Brown (Fort Llama), R. Liesmonas (SomeTeam) : 4 Three points

The best performer : R. Liesmonas (SomeTeam) : Rating : 17.0

The worst performer : S. Florence (Upsyndrome) : Rating : 3.5


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312074.11 in reply to 312074.1
Date: 10/09/2021 22:27:58
The LA Lions
NBBA
Overall Posts Rated:
179179

The LA Lions Conceived and brought forth in S30...





The first five NBA games I ever watched were the Cavaliers vs. Bulls in the 1988 playoffs. I watched Jordan drop 50,55,38, 44, and 39. Then I read in the newspaper that he had averaged 37.1 ppg in the regular season, and wondered if he had an "off" year. It really warped my ideal of professional basketball. I'm basically trying to recreate the 1989 Cavs that got knocked out a year later with The Shot in perpetuity; always on the cusp of taking it to the next level but never quite making it.

Last edited by Harold Miner at 10/09/2021 22:28:30