Thursday, August 26, 2010

Week 1 Picks

***PICKS ARE CLOSED***

Vegas odds? WAKA Gameday? Power Rankings?

It sounds like kickball season... and our excessive gambling habits must be satisfied. So here are the picks for week one. Same format as previous seasons:
  • The person (or persons) with the most incorrect picks, buys one (1) drink for EVERY person who has the most correct picks.
  • You can't bet on teams to tie.
  • It's ultimately the winners responsibility to collect drinks. If a winner doesn't show up to the bar a couple of weeks in a row... that's pretty much their loss if the loser is actively attempting to pay their debt.
  • Historically, losers have owed between 1 and 7 drinks on any given week. Thankfully, they sell $1 Miller Lites at the bar.
So there you have it. Almost everyone is eligible to play, so hit that Nom button and get your picks in!


26 comments:

Smithkey said...

The winning picks are as follows:

SuperBad- I have not heard word on whether or not Frank will be using the "random" lineup again this season but regardless I am picking them to pull out a close win.

Shockers- Rob claims to have a revamped lineup this season but we have all heard that before. Look for TBN to fall short but to be a surprise team this season and for the Shockers to become the new asshole team and while they "munt" their way to the top.

the OC- the OC steamrolled their competition in the amateur league this summer but now it is time to see if this team is for real. I personally think they are, mostly in part to the success they had at the end of last season. In other news, Team Fab still sucks.

PMU- the green machine made a Cinderella run last season and came close to going undefeated. I do not see that happening again this year but I do foresee an easy win in week 1

Ballics- The Ballics got off to a slow start last year while the Ligers kept true to their word and finished 500. The Ballics are becoming a shadow of their former selves but will still be able to secure a victory against a less then average Liger team.

TJs- TJs are starting to learn that people actually enjoy to drink beer while playing kickball and are having problems maintaining their championship lineup. Fortunately for them they were able to recruit enough people who do not know any better and field a team this season. Even still they should have no problem steam rolling a BCBC team who has more then their own fair share of kickball virgins

Dollar Dollar Wells- Dollar Wells are the team I seem to always have more confidence in every season then they deserve but yet I continue to pick them. I still believe in the fast as fucker(s) to be able to speed across the bases enough time to get the victory but I am sure I will be wrong as I usually am with this team. If I were you I would pick the opposite of me when it comes to this team.

BnD- BnD is not really the assholes they are made out to be but yet they try to endorse it. Maybe it is time to get a new gimick. BnD wins this one easy against the bumpits and gingers

Nate Dawg said...

Yeagabombs
TBN
Off Constantly
Pick Me Up
Ligers
Jammers
Dollar Wells
Balls n Dolls

bull said...

Super
Shocker
OFF
Chant-less
Ligers
Jammers
Dollars
Balls

Kyle said...

Yeaga
Shockers
Off Constantly
Pick Me Up
Alcoballics
SoulGlo
I'd Kick That
Balls N Dolls

Rollo said...

Same as chandlers. Nate will owe money since he didn't choose Superbad. We are going undefeated.

trinihic said...

Rollo.. No one asked your opinion...
Superbad
Shockers
OC
I need a refill
Alcoballics
TJ
Dollar Wells
BnD

Jack said...

Feels good to be picking again. No more dominican summer league games, time for the real thing. Also, props to Smithkey for being so prompt with picks and analysis. My vote for DPTer of the week thanks to that and his Vegas lines. Whoever suggested Bayshore Fantasy Kickball is awesome as well.

On to the picks! (HT: the Alligator)

Yeagas v. Superbad - This week is largely going to be me guessing as I don't know who is playing where anymore, and I don't really remember how most teams were last season. So I'll just say Superbad here because Rollo says they are going undefeated and last time I argued with a tubby cop it didn't end well.

Shockers v. TBN - Rob is always talking a big game, but last season the Shockers were typically unable to back it up. I'm going to go with THEE Beer Nuts in an upset this week because all those secret parties have to eventually create some cohesion and kickball wins, right?

Off Constantly v. Team Fabulous - My favorite game every year, where my team always underperforms, unlike Team Fab's bedazzlers which obviously perform to the max all the time. Off Constantly will win pretty easily this time with the new and improved roster, but 5.5 runs might be ambitious. Then again, it might not be.

Pick Me Up v. I Need a Refill - I Need a Refill is the only other team to remain intact from Big Guava to Bayshore, and they're also the only team I never got to play against in our 8-team league because I was out of town for work. I have zero insight into this team, but I can tell you they don't like it when people flip birds. Because of they're prudishness, I'm taking Pick Me Up to win. Also because I Need a Refill weren't even in the top half of the Big Guava league.

Ballics v. Ligers - Trini is back on the Ballics apparently, so their grammar is obviously going to be awful. Beyond that, losing Geoff will negatively impact their kickball. I'm taking the Ligers in another upset.

ToeJammers v. BCBC - Okay, I admit it took me until someone said the name of the team properly to understand what the Brown Chicken Brown Cow meant. I might not be as quick to reference 70's porn music these days, but I still know that a new team, apparently with a lot of rookies, will not beat the ToeJammers no matter how Griffless they may be.

Dollar Wells v. I'd Kick That - PotG has plenty of new players apparently, and that's good because last years team sucked. As the loyal readers may remember, I have NEVER picked an IKT game incorrectly. Ever. That might end this week, but I'm taking I'd Kick That in this one anyway. They did add a solid member (ha, I said "solid member") from the championship version of Off Constantly, and I'm pretty sure the winning is contagious.

Wakashame v. BND - BND is another team that gets the pleasure of taking in a championship OCer, and one of our better players as well. Because of that, and their history of winning all the time, I'm taking Balls N Dolls to win this one, take the bumpits as war prizes, and use them to kill kittens in some new, creative way.

I've never won or lost these picks, but I'm pretty sure that's going to change this week. Rays Haw, and go Off Constantly.

Maria said...

Supa
Ballics
Beer Nuts
Jammers
OC
$ Wells
PMU
BnD

Brie said...

Superbad
Shockers
OC
PMU
BALLICS!
SoulGlo
Dollar Wells
BND

Paige said...

Superbad
Shockers
OC
PMU
Ligers
Jammers
Dollar Wells
BND

Kristen said...

Superbad
TBN
OC
Pick Me Up
Ligers
Jammers
I'd Kick That
Wakashame

Angie AKA Clam, HJ, ... said...

SuperBad
Beer Nuts
Off C
PMU
Ballics
Toejammers
Dollar Wells
Wakashame

Alison said...

SuperBad
Shockers
Off Constantly
Pick Me Up
ALCOBALLICS
ToeJammers
I'd Kick That
Balls N Dolls

Chuckers said...

Super Bad
TBN
Off Constantly
Refill
Alco
TJ's
Dollar Wells
Waka Shame

Geoff said...

Supa
Shockers
OC
PMU
Ballics
Jammers
Quarter Drafts
Balls

trinihic said...

Chandler - I AM NOT FROM TOBAGO!!! and least call it Trinidad & Tobago.. I revoke your God privileges.. :p

Rob said...

Superbad
Shockers
OC
PMU
Alcoholics
Jammers
Dollar Wells
BND

Chandler said...

Dear Tobago,

Do you remember the day of your birth? Of course not. When you're only hours old, enough neurons haven't connected in your brain to develop any sort of long-term memory.

So how do you know your mom wasn't moonlighting on Tobago and accidentally popped out a kid? Of course she didn't want her day-job to know of her extra income, so she hurried back by boat to Trinidad and forged your birth certificate.

Seems plausible to me.

Leone said...

Yeagabombs

Shockers (since I'm not a Nut anymore)

Off Constantly

Pick Me Up

Ligers

BCBC (not because I think we're going to win... but because that's what captains do... pick their OWN team... SMITHKEY!!!!)

Dollar Wells

Balls n Dolls

Florian said...

Supa
Shockers
The OC
PMU
'Ballics
Soul Glo
IKT
BnD

Steph said...

SB
Shockers
OC
PMU
ALCO-VEGAS
TJ
IKT
BND

M. Gorecki said...

"Welcome, new comers. The tradition of (my pics) begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it!" -Frank Costanza

Ah the off season seemed to go on way too long. So I've been building up and now need to unload as its time to air our my 2000nHate!

Superbad- Yegabombs arent the same since the season of sporting orange thongs, so bring it back already! Superbad wins cause frank will pretend he doesnt care about his team winning but will "fix" the random lineup card anyways.

Shockers- Rob does care about winning and tries to "fix" his team every season and then talk about how good theyre gonna be. Well talk like that only gets you to the bedroom, but then disappointment sets in when you only last a short while. Nate w/ Beer Nuts, I still continue hate you for picking against the ballics every game.

Off Constantly- Oh hey everybody, we got good in summer league so look out bayshore. dont bust me up with your first opponent, team fab. this is like the college teams picking an opponent like oral roberts to play their first week.

Pick Me Up- If the ballics got ridiculed for underperforming last season, what do you call your team that finished 2nd in the regular season and only make it to the semi finals in the playoffs? And I Need a Refill- I'm gonna come to your team and demand just that cause my cooler is too far to walk to.

Ballics- Ligers set their goals high this year by wanting to finish .500. Thats like saying you want to take a girl home thats under 250. Set your standards low so you can feel good about yourself when you meet or exceed them.

Jammers- I wanna see how Leone responds to Rubs "F-you Kathy" remark he made at the captains meeting. Will it be by sending her bf over to challenge him to game of shuffleboard or bingo?

I'd Kick That- Look out everyone! Its the battle of last year's 2 win teams that are back for a vengeance! I feel sorry for the refs at this game as its going to be 1 hour of their life they'll never get back.

Balls n Dolls- Your can only poke the lion for so long before he gets upset. Well come on already Asshole catcher, you're about to lose that nickname and be called "one that plays with kittens" if you dont stir some shit up out there!

So takes notes cause I think I single handedly pissed off all 15 opposing teams. But hey, arent the picks more entertaining to read by doing it this way?

Gorechate Out!

Chandler said...

Damn, Gorecki. Your commentary was quite good this week. Gold star for you.

Nate Dawg said...

Agreed! Good work Gorecki...ps Go Ligers

Griff said...

yeagas v. superbad - Superbad

As noted by the other experts, this is not your daddy's 'bombs team...Yeaga-bad loses.


shockers v. TBN - Shockers

TBN picks up Scuba and Chuckers, but then Cathy, Brooke, and Jamie go to an expansion team. Tough break, kids. I'm expecting big things from Rob's "Big
3"..there's a punchline in there somewhere...


OC vs. team fab - OC

Congrats to OC for winning the Dominican summer league (aka Big Guava). This week's opponent is Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo of the Mexican Triple A division. Baby steps.


PMU vs Refill - PMU

Censored.


Ballics v. ligers - Ballics

Last season was Crips vs. Bloods...whats this one gonna be? Cookie Monster vs. Elmo?


TJ's v. BCBC - Soooul Glooo

Dubbing this the Rookie-Bowl..with nearly 20 noobs playing in this game, it'll come down to the veteran players on each squad. Oh and BCBC brought Ernie out of retirement. I like our chances.


dollar wells vs. IKT - Dollar

Nickel Beers beats POTG in the "Change their name" bowl.


waka v. BND - BND

BND wins, but at what cost? Let's see if Todd's PR work this summer pays off.

Grifter said...

ONLY 15 Minutes LEFT!!!!!