2005-07-08 / Sports


By John Sica

  • The Rugby Fisheads stormed back after falling behind 3-0 in games to Papa’s Bikini Bottom All Stars, climbing to 2-3. They warn that they are just warming up, which wasn’t easy on a cold rainy night at Riis. Tyrone and Jimmy Mack are cut from the same cloth when it comes to passion about the game, but that cloth was tattered by the end of the match. Tyrone wishes Jimmy the best, and hopes they left it on the court. John Brennan and Ryan’s never say die attitude brought them back.
  • A Night Out don’t give a ——! They came right out after the match, soaking wet. The toughest guy in the world though, the biggest football player, Fluffy (aka Sleeping Beauty), got hurt playing volleyball of all things. His teammates call him the softest 240-pound Division B football player in the league. A Night Out attributes their 0-5 night to his absence as he nursed his back. They would also like to thank JR for his 50-foot serves. Nice to beat up on four girls while half their team is away.

    Grassy’s Rat Pack managed to salvage one game, despite Mary getting her glasses knocked off by Mr. Testosterone, the Assassin. He was a total gentleman though. Hats off to the Mahooshkas, as they prove to be once again the best of the division (so far).

    Mazaltov Joey Sacca, It’s All Good’s quiet player. TBG - right place, right time! It turns out that TBG has stepped up his game enough to get the game ball he hasn’t had in two years. Murph said TBG is not a name, it’s a trust. TBG will now be known as “TGB,” “The Game Ball.” Murph was relaxed after taking a seat from a pregnant lady who didn’t realize that he earned the game ball.

    Hammer, as always, was feeding The Chisel. Debbie is starting a workout regimen to hopefully help her to start contributing to the team. She begs her team to be patient. Tom is helping out big time. Happy birthday, Sheila!

    Healy’s, who faced off against Freehand Court Champs, wants to let us know that the games were closer than the 0-5 score. Richie vs. Dancer at the net, Richie 15 - Dancer 1. Dancer is proud of that one. Thanks to Kerry DeVilli for being on time (for once). Healy’s is still prepping for the playoffs.

    Connolly’s Island is wondering where the heck their teammates are. They must be stranded on the Island. Ricky, Denise, and Michael where are you? Lost? Colleen needs help. Gilligan had more help when the SS Minnow sank.

    Meanwhile, Connolly’s, a perennial powerhouse, is fading. Morgan and Gifford are trying to hold up the tradition but they need help. Shevy Jr., you missed the bikini contest. His older brother, Shevy was seen twice in Dunkin Donuts on Wednesday. Maybe they are resting up for the 127th street block party tomorrow. Connolly’s won 3-2 over Beach Posse. The strategic time outs killed Connolly’s.

    “Last Call” once again are way ahead in the post-game party award. Who’s having the most fun? Last Call is defending champions. Franky D came out of retirement this week. He tried to make up for lost time by being all over the court. And thank you to the one who “O-Byrnes” up the court. The Marine with the spike return better be there next week when they challenge the Brooklyn Transplants. When you transplant to Rockaway you must learn to come back to the bar. Hey Big Brown, if you worked for UPS you would always have an umbrella.

    Piranha’s finally won five in a row. It’s too bad they couldn’t do their fun cheers because Vinny wasn’t there. Maybe they won because Tara didn’t play, but her enthusiasm is what brings them over the top. Hopefully their winning streak will go to 10 against the Cheese Fries next week.

    Kerry Hills is back thanks to their lucky charm Carmel O’Sullivan and her lucky penny. Well done to all. Welcome back Bannigan from the “Ould Sod.” Watch out Harbor Light, it’ s on now.

    Killer Hills may have found the secret to winning. It’s the first time they have swept a week since entering the top division. The secret? For the first time they didn’t yell, threaten, fight or punch each other. But the real key was Leigh Ann! Her serves were “on” and “in.” Their new formula of Brian and Trish the Dish setting “carried” them over the veteran (aging) Abbracciamento’s. Not only are they getting old on the court, but they can’t even stay awake long enough to go to the bar at 9 o’clock. Kenny would like to thank league officials for keeping them in the top division.

    EZ Company won only once against Brooklyn Transplants. Dolores Weber had a fine serve all night and there was strong offense by Mike Munns, TJ Meade, Annie (Mrs. C) and Chris Cordes. Cubby said, “Be careful.” Deborah’s asthma didn’t hold her back at all and all that heavy breathing helped her team. Maureen Cummings, Chris Reilly and Monica assisted in the long volleys but they missed Turtle and Brian, their spiking duo. Dione did a great job in the fight for first on the food line.

    Thanks to Vaughn’s for the good food and an even better time. We’ll see you on the beach and at next week’s party, hosted by the Rugby Clubhouse.

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