We’re down to the final two weeks of the season. The battle is still on for the bragging rights of greatest House of the regular season, and Tarth kept themselves in the conversation with the win, holding just a half game behind Tully.
I will have all tournament bracket information up this week. Hopefully by end of day today. If not, tomorrow.
Let’s get to the Tarth v Stark recap, by Scott Stark:
Coming off of our upset of then-2nd place Greyjoy, House Stark was looking to recreate the magic against now-2nd place Tarth. Our direwolf was ready.
Things looked good at both the start and at the end. Unfortunately, there was a middle.
House Stark was savage to begin the game but answered House Tarth goal-for-goal to 3-3. Our women were using a fancy triangle defense to try to save a little gas but once Tarth figured it out, they rattled off 5-straight points to take half at 8-3.
Apparently. I don’t really know. I’m in Illinois.
C-Note sent me a photo of the scoreboard and a little summary of what had been going on at half and given all my many years of experience, I was able to diagnose exactly what the problem was and implement a plan to fix it.
They followed my strategy to a T and got right back into the game. 6 different players scored for the Starks in the second half (Ted, Chin, Chain [1st of the season!], Megan, Alex Carey, and C-note) and 7 different players had assists (same plus Ian) in the second half. We put together 5 breaks and won the second half 10-7, but that 0-5 run to end the first half was too big a hole to dig out of.
Of note: 28 combined goals were scored in this game. Women scored or assisted 22 times.
You know, it’s that kind of incredible captaining skills that took Scott to the top of the league last year. Of course, you may remember near the beginning of the year I had pointed out that no captain in Summer League history had ever gone from first place during the regular season to last place the following year. 20 years of Summer League. Never happened. Until….. potentially now. Scott’s Nyan Cat went 9-1 last year to finish 1st among 16 teams in 2018. But this year, now sitting at 1-7 and currently in last place, he is dangerously close to the complete flip of the script and a possible record.
Their final game is against 3-4 House Arryn next Monday.
And now, we have Maria, Duke of Tarth with a barcap:
Well folks, it’s finally happened. I met the man, the myth, the commissioner of an all-male Ping Pong League: Andy Bandit. My life is now divided into pre-Robin Hood Pub at 10:30 on July 29, 2019 and the post. I will never be the same and I can only hope I left an equal impression on him. This meeting was the culmination of an extremely one-sided relationship in which he sent me emails asking for money in exchange for Frisbee (you know the ones) which I promptly archived. I never thought I’d be hobnobbing with the big boss after a Summer League game and I can say with all honesty that he is the biggest celebrity I’ve met since moving to LA in February.
But let me start at the beginning. After a rollicking game at Sepulveda in which House Tarth scored more points than House Stark (the wolf house for those of you who don’t know). It was also our illustrious player Steph’s last game, so of course we threw many shitty throws to her in the end zone, and she somehow managed to catch most of them, AND threw the winning point! We also knighted all five of their ladies so we’ve literally solved sexism and are the epitome of equity. You’re welcome. I managed to make it to the fields 30 minutes and 5 points into the game because I am a high powered CAREER WOMAN who works in the biz of show.
Post-game, the two teams headed to Robin Hood for drinks, merriment, and British accents. And by the two teams, I mean Nay, myself, and the Alex crew (the three players on the Starks named Alex) (+Andy after we called him over) . The more intimate group meant that we really got into some deep conversations.
– Our “7 on the line” in the LA frisbee scene which is apparently what you call the top 7 Frisbee people you would hook up with. WHO KNEW!
-Which Alex is the hottest Alex! Tall Alex started out as a front-runner, but quickly dropped to 3rd, due to his below average personality.
-Whether we’d rather date someone who’s filthy at Frisbee but only has a mediocre personality or vice versa (I’ll leave it to you to guess where we landed!) ALSO whether someone looking good in a bikini mattered more than literally any other quality they might have (spoiler alert: the men at the table had some SUPER original hot takes! This also may or may not be the point in the night that tall Alex fell fast and hard in the rankings)
-Whether Frisbee players can be super-jacked and also super-good (jury’s still out)
-The incredibly universal experience of getting a Home Box Office Go free trial exclusively to watch the seminal documentary Leaving Neverland
-The burnout rate of sexual assault advocates!
-How Nay only gets mad once every 5 years, but MAN can she hold a grudge
-How I remind Andy of someone named Eva. If you are Eva please comment below and we can decide if he’s right or wrong. It is now confirmed that I do indeed suffer from a phenomenon I like to call “friend face” in which I remind everyone of their niece/friend/aunt/coworker/lover. I attribute this to looking like a composite of every white girl in America, my boisterous personality, and my complete lack of boundaries. Also, I have a twin sister so I’m an expert at looking like someone else. Photo below:
-The many wonderful qualities of Stephanie Schaffer
-Medium-sized Alex’s one piece of marriage advice (Don’t do long distance!)
-Andy Bandit’s all male Ping-Pong League and it’s many snafu’s. He is bad at it and has a terrible track record in terms of his female retention rate. (Can’t imagine why, playing competitive Frisbee with 24 men in Andy’s backyard sounds fun, inclusive, definitely not nightmarish!) Please reach out to him directly if you’d like to join.
-And the many benefits of a liberal arts education.
A word to the wise: DO NOT order the chicken tenders from Robin Hood. You will instead receive three sad pieces of grilled chicken on a plate.
NOTE TO ANDY: PLEASE ADD ANY TOPICS I DID NOT COVER
AND THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE!
Wow. That’s pretty much all the topics. Yeah, I don’t think you missed anything.
The girl really knows how to simultaneously charm and shame the person who posts the recaps. Well played.
My Ping Pong League is absolutely Co-ed. It’s just that we didn’t have any women last year. I understand this is problematic, but Paparazzi is already on board next year to be the token female, and thus, problem solved!!! Equity!
Fact check: I did not say she looked like Eva. But close. Alex said she looks like Ivana Monson (aka “Spoon”)
So let’s do a side by side comparison, as David Reed has said numerous times now that Maria (2) looks like Stephanie Schaffer (3), Alex says she looks like Ivana (1), and I haven’t made any facial comparisons yet. If I had to pick between their two choices, I think I have to side with Reed. But maybe this needs to be a poll.
Nay talking about that grudge she held was hysterical. Definitely the comedy moment of the night.
Also worth noting that Alex Scholefield has a non-Frisbee nickname, which is so rare. It’s Jackpot. Also Slushfield.