If the mascots of these two houses really battled, it’d have to be Greyjoy, right? Kraken > Deer. Ah, Kraken. You thought it was an octopus didn’t you? So did I, but then I looked it up.
Unless you watch GoT regularly, and then you probably knew better.
Making Cory and Paparazzi co-captains was a great triumph of the summer, because I don’t expect any team in the league to be more party-centric and I challenge you to prove me wrong. (Looking at you Deeve/DeVore/Judge.) Their Baratheon team even has Bar IN THE NAME!!!
And now, without further ado, here’s Paparatheon:
First game of summer league! Needless to say, we were stoked and ready to play. Cory and I brought not one, not two, but three whiteboards. Some say it might have been excessive, but we really needed our team to think we were prepared and know what we’re doing. Anyway, the field situation was a bit sketch, and much like Andy’s team, we also got to feel a bit of the old Balboa days – playing on a dimly lit field between two baseball diamonds, complete with giant dirt patches and gopher holes. But despite the small logistical setback at the beginning, we started very nearly on time!
We noticed almost immediately that 6v6 was going to be a bit of a different game, with more space in general, and a higher proportion of women on the field (hell yeah). House Baratheon came out strong and picked up a few points early on. Then, House Greyjoy responded with a few points of their own. I took pretty good notes for each score, but left the clipboard in my car today, so we’ll go with what I remember. The end of the first half was definitely hard fought, with great defense from both teams and a couple of long points, and House Baratheon eventually took the lead 8-3.
But the men and women of the Iron Islands would not go down easy. The Greyjoys kicked off the second half with a fresh new energy and rattled off 3 points in a row. We struggled against their smooth offensive flow and aggressive defense, including a huge layout D from Onyx. On another point, Cory got hand-blocked, out-run and skied in the span of one minute. Our lead diminished, and the score came to a close 8-6. Baratheons called a time out.
After refocusing, we scored another 3 or 4 points, and Cory may or may not have redeemed himself. He scored a lot but also hit a girl in the face, so I’ll leave that for you to decide. We did see solid handles from Randy, great cuts from Greta, and Cam and Claire were in our end zone all day. I think Mike Zurer laid out too! Cubby cheered from the sidelines. The Greyjoys fought back hard, with intense defense from Bread and a guy in really baggy sweatpants whose name I don’t know. We also saw smooth, buttery hucks to the end zone any time Brittnee (B?) got her hands on the disc. We more-or-less traded points until the end of the game, with a final score of 15-10, House Baratheon. A great, spirited first game on both sides.
But the REAL contest, of course, is For the Bar. Representatives from both teams came out to share stories, beer and various fried foods. Cubby ate a whole plate of soap-ketchup and didn’t notice. Claire almost lost odds to eat “someone’s” chest hair. Fun was had. We took a photo for proof. Thanks everyone, and we’ll see ya next week!
I think the obvious question after reading this recap is: what is soap-ketchup? And do I want to know?
More space for 6 on 6, so does that mean there was a roughly full size field to play on? I was using satellite imagery to figure out how they were gonna fit two fields onto the grass area last night, and I couldn’t do it from the comfort of my laptop. So I’m wondering if it was good enough that we can do this again next Tuesday when we also won’t get the turf field.
Note, they “promised” me we will have the turf field every Tuesday and Thursday starting June 18. We’ll see if that happens.