March 27, 2005

New Kid on the block

There may be a new Kid on the block.

Hoops, playing his first game in more than a year, ran, slid and deked to lead his side to an easy 20-13 win and draw comparisons from some of the roadsters to a young Kid.

"He's got a lot of Kid in him," says Wink of the resurrected speedster, who missed all of last season and the first five months of the current campaign with an injured hip and other distractions. "He burned us pretty bad, he seemed to shake us like a Polaroid picture."

"I think he's a new Kid in the making," says Wendel. "He's got the hands, he made some really nice moves, he adapts well to the changing court conditions, he was sliding around out there like the Kid, maybe a little less controlled, but just as fearlessly."

"He does seem to be on the road to being another Kid," says Beetle Boy. "When he stared sliding and chipping the ball up, that reminded me of Kid."

Indeed, Hoops seems to have used his time off constructively, maturing into a more patient player as time and again he waited for defenders to commit before going deftly around them or for the goalie to go down before roofing a chipshot into the top of the net.

"He's learned the game," says Lak Attack of his protege, whom he first brought to the courts as a shy youngster with an abundance of speed but not much hockey sense. "He's a little more patient, a little more positional."

"He's come a long way," says Wink. "He showed a lot of speed, he was playing hopscotch, kicking the ball."

"He adds a whole other dimension to the attack," says Wendel. "He was playing fearlessly, very enthusiastically, and he kept the other team back on their heels."

So much so, Hoops and his mates never trailed as they used their speed, pinpoint passing and tenacious backchecking to fluster their overmatched opponents into submission.

"They were getting frustrated," says Beetle Boy. "They couldn't quite get their lines working, their passes weren't as crisp, and we were getting the bounces. We just kept trying to take it to them."

"I think our gameplan was just to get the outlet pass, take the shot and go from there, go after rebounds," says Lak Attack.

"We had to stay focused and make good things happen," says Wendel.

Posted by jaysuburb at March 27, 2005 06:08 PM

I thought we got rid of this. You want to run somebody, go ahead and run him. Just have the balls to put your name to it.
If anybody is looking for me to talk about it, I ain't hard to find.

Posted by: Wink at April 9, 2005 10:00 PM

Yahoo!!!!!! colonel's gone! a fun tension free game for the next two weeks!!!!

Posted by: everyone at April 9, 2005 08:36 PM

I too am out of town the next two weeks ... but I'll be thinking of you as I sip fruity drinks on the beach in Playa Del Carmen.

Posted by: The Colonel at April 9, 2005 02:48 AM

dont remind me gump :(

Posted by: Bliiy Idol at April 8, 2005 11:11 PM

Good to see you're your usual surly self Wink. Now I can look forward to some of your lovin' this Sunday.

Posted by: wendel at April 8, 2005 06:29 PM

I'll be there, Wendel. I'll be the guy with the stick wrapped around your neck.

Posted by: Wink at April 8, 2005 06:21 PM

Hey Boys,

I'm away on business for the next two weeks...enjoy the rain! Oh, and Elvis, just so you know, I took all that money I stole from you at poker and took Billy Idol out for a nice dinner. Figured he should get something outta his share of the money he donated, that is, other than the 15 minutes of playing time he had.

Posted by: Gump at April 8, 2005 04:18 PM

Thanks Wink you're all heart. But will you be there on Sunday?

Posted by: wendel at April 8, 2005 03:24 PM

I challenge everybody to not slash Wendel in the gonads for making such a goofy challenge.

Posted by: Wink at April 8, 2005 03:00 PM

OK boys time to get THE GAME back on track. I challenge everyone to show up this Sunday, rain or shine. I'll be there.

Posted by: wendel at April 8, 2005 09:24 AM

Did anyone show up on sunday? Sorry Legend i forgot about the time change.

Posted by: Bliiy Idol at April 7, 2005 07:09 PM


One recommendation, if you go and visit the Colonel's private "boot camp" ranch, DON'T DRINK THE PUNCH HE OFFERS YOU.

Also, he may try to show you some of his special "recruiting photos", I don't think that they're something that you'd want to see.

Posted by: PaulOne at April 7, 2005 11:02 AM

Sheesh, is this or Playbill I'm reading?????

Posted by: Living Legend at April 7, 2005 10:47 AM

show runs from April 7th until the 23rd, monday through sat at 8pm., email me if ya wanna see it

Posted by: pfg at April 7, 2005 09:53 AM

PFG, I'd like to come too. I'm away from April 9th to 17th. Is it still running after that?

If I had a Neverland Ranch I'd certainly invite you to come over Wink. But not that Paul One, he hasn't enough boyish charm.

Posted by: The Colonel at April 6, 2005 10:40 PM

How long does the play run? I won't be back in town until next week so if it's still going on at that time, I'd enjoy checking it out.

Posted by: ottoman at April 6, 2005 04:34 PM

Colonel has a Neverland ranch?

Posted by: Wink at April 6, 2005 03:35 PM

Please be careful with your young girl comments about the Colonel. He's a married man and I'm sure that neither his wife nor his "young male friend" would appreciate the humor.

Posted by: PaulOne at April 6, 2005 01:38 PM

PFG, colonel's girlfriend can not attend university as she is still attending high school... where's the living legend? is he dead?

Posted by: lobsterboy at April 6, 2005 01:32 PM

uh-oh. then you not like play wink. is gag-filled, high paced to cover for lack of character development and any plot at all...
i have a good spit take in it though!
also, i can get cheaper tickets for you, so let me know what night you want to come. you too colonel, and i can get you a youth ticket for your 17 year old university hopeful girlfriend...

Posted by: pfg at April 6, 2005 12:38 PM

I'm a fan of good character development and interesting plots. That's all, I say.

Posted by: Wink at April 6, 2005 08:49 AM

Aha, I knew it! Wink is a PFG groupie!

Posted by: The Colonel at April 6, 2005 01:31 AM

i guess not hockey happen on weekend eh? rain rain go away
for those of you even remotely interested in theatre, come see my show at the gateway in richmond (wink, i know you live out there so you have no choice)., called the kitchen witches. gags galore.
here's hoping for sunshine

Posted by: pfg at April 5, 2005 12:20 AM

That was actually Legend who made the post but I'm glad to see I'm on your mind while you frollic poolside.

If it was me I would have said, ", Paul One, if you show up at noon (which would be one hour past when you normally show up), you won't be put on a team..."

Posted by: The Colonel at April 2, 2005 12:32 PM


Not to worry about the daylight savings time thing, I'm still in Palm Springs dealing with all the daylight I can handle. I'm sitting in 27+ degress everyday with poolside drinks.

Thanks for the caring.


Posted by: PaulOne at April 1, 2005 05:58 PM

Enough of this crap! Don't forget, this is the weekend we move our clocks ahead one hour, so, Paul One, if you show up at 11:30, you won't be put on a team...

Posted by: Living Legend at April 1, 2005 02:25 PM

It was probably Kid -He poops like a deer.

Posted by: elvis at April 1, 2005 12:55 PM

Yuck, Wendel that's gross. Maybe you were the one planting the eggs? ... even more gross

Posted by: The Colonel at March 30, 2005 02:16 PM

little chocolate eggs in the backyard ... you sure those weren't presents from visiting dogs?

Posted by: wendel at March 30, 2005 12:45 AM

... oh, and it was Easter, so I was hunting all around the back yard looking for little chocolate eggs.

Posted by: The Colonel at March 28, 2005 05:22 PM

I show you up every time I'm out Elvis ... just thought I'd be nice and give you a break here and there.

Posted by: The Colonel at March 28, 2005 05:20 PM

Maybe if you showed up you'd know.

Posted by: elvis at March 28, 2005 04:38 PM

Will the media please tell the public, how was Hoops's defensive game? Has he turned into an all round player, or is he simply dazzling in the offensive zone?

Posted by: The Colonel at March 28, 2005 02:08 PM

Will we have to wait another year for Hoops' next appearance? That's the question the fans are asking today.

Posted by: wendel at March 28, 2005 09:24 AM