November 13, 2016

Luck beats skill in overtime

A little luck can neutralize a skill advantage. A lot of luck can beat it.

Sunday, a run of unlikely but very friendly bounces propelled Lak Attack and his mates to a 16-14 overtime win over a team built on the skilled stick work of Cleveland and Dice.

One of those bounces was an otherwise wild shot from the far end of the court that caromed off Hoss’ foot past a befuddled Twizzler. It was that kind of day.

“We definitely got the bounces early,” said Lak Attack of his side’s good fortune that helped them overcome a 5-4 deficit at the game’s first break. “When you get those lucky bounces, you’re feeling confident and you’ve got the give and go to tee it up a little bit and go for the offence.”

“It’s a different game if we didn’t get those bounces, honestly,” admitted Joker, who spent the game’s early moments mesmerized by some of the deft stick work on display by newcomer Dice, including a patented mid-air scoop-around that finally beat the keeper on his second attempt.

Indeed, the deadly duo of Dice and Cleveland seemed poised to dominate Sunday’s game as they worked the give and go to build an early advantage.

“They were a fast team,” said Lak Attack.

“They could turn it on at any moment,” said Joker.

But then came the bounce off Hoss’ foot and the game’s momentum shifted. Buoyed by their good fortune, the hard-working scrappers kept the pressure on. Seeing-eye shots found their way through Twizzler’s pads, dribbled past his toes.

“We just stuck to our plan and got the goals,” said Lak Attack.

“You’ve got to have the breaks going your way,” said Joker, as his team built a lead that grew to three goals.

A late surge of rapier goals by the trailers closed the margin to one goal and sent the game into overtime.

“They kept coming on, but I thought we did a pretty good job containing their legs,” said Lak Attack.

It was a lead too far, as Hoss ended it.

“It feels pretty good,” said Joker of his side’s fortunate victory. “Especially with the amount of talent they had on their team.”

Posted by jaysuburb at November 13, 2016 08:30 PM

I think we should have a good turn out today Twizzler. Come!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 20, 2016 09:04 AM

Hey boys who is all in for today game

Posted by: Twizzler at November 20, 2016 08:47 AM

Hoss' fly-by makes it even better - lol
Nice to see a bit of chatter online as well!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 15, 2016 12:46 PM

I agree. That might be one of the best shots ever. Kudos Legend. You're a legend!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 15, 2016 12:45 PM


Copyright request to that, what'd you call it(?), "air scoop"?

Really cool picture Legend.

Posted by: Dice at November 14, 2016 11:02 PM


Let me know the shots you'd like and I can email you digital files.

Posted by: Jay Suburb at November 14, 2016 08:33 PM

If you didn't sign the media release form ahead of the game then he will have to give you the rights to all photos for free. And, not just some granular shot. He'll have to give you the real, high-def version!

It's likely that Jay Suburb will babble some nonsense about intellectual property but we all know that there is no real basis for it in law. If he gives you trouble, just say you are under the age of 19 and didn't provide consent. There is no room for movement under those parameters whether one is in a public or private setting. Just sayin'

On that note, I would like the rights to all photos of The Colonel over the last 18 years. I'll expect them at the beginning of the next game. lol

Posted by: The Colonel at November 14, 2016 05:55 PM


Legend, whats the going rate for borrowing one of these photos for a facebook post? you got some really cool action shots.

Posted by: Dice at November 14, 2016 07:59 AM

pleasure indeed;)

what a legendary account. this is awesome.

Posted by: Dice at November 14, 2016 07:57 AM

I concur with the Colonel; today's was a fun game that could (should) have gone on longer!

Posted by: Living Legend at November 13, 2016 10:41 PM

Got to be good to be lucky!!!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 13, 2016 09:28 PM

Bo and Dice, you're welcome at the courts anytime. Fun game today. I would have liked to have played for another hour :)
Today the right team won ... but that's why we play next week! See you all on Sunday!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 13, 2016 08:42 PM