If there's one thing Ballz to the Wallz remembers from last night its Crysie knocking down three woman to win an intense match. She came out ready to rumble, nothing was going to stop her from pulling her team to a victory on opening day of spring dodgeball. I think we can all agree its pretty cool watching woman go head to head throwing balls and one single person holding their own to take out three! Good job Crysie.
Nathaniel Guard is not only a great leader but he backs it up with his play. He made multiple diving catches and six, yes I said six, catches while on the ground. Add to that a wicked fastball with tons of movement and you have our player of the week.
In a night full of intense and well played games, one player stood out in a game between Nunchuck Fury & Prestige Worldwide. Dave McCurry survived an eight minute game by ducking, dodging, and making accurate throws. Not only did he play an excellent game, but he was very positive and exuded team spirit. Congrats Dave!!!
Not only does Die Awesome with a Vengeance have one of the best names in Underdog history, it also had the Player of the Week at the Friendly House on Monday night. Mike Reed energized his team with close range catches and fire ball throws. Many of the catches were very difficult, all of his throws kept his defenders off balance with speed and accuracy, usually around the shin area. He also brought great enthusiasm, screaming for his teammates and keeping them focused and aware of what was going on on the court. Great week Mike!
There is something special about a girl with a side arm throw. Diane Weisheit is lethal with her targeted body shots. Her throw stands out in the league; men and woman are both afraid of her strengths. Last night Diane helped her team to two victories with her stellar performances. Watch out for Diane, she's silent but deadly.
Have you ever seen a bullet in action as it's flying to hit a target? Probably not. Unless it's in slow motion. There are many guns to team Die Awesome with a Vengeance, but one magnum that can't be patented is Brad Bush. His throw is out of this world! I'm surprised there aren't indents in the wall after his throws. Die Awesome with a Vengeance is the team to beat, and good luck shutting "Mr.Magnum" Brad Bush out!
1. Die Awesome with a Vengance
2. Ballz to the Wallz
3. Nunchuck Fury
4. Clean Jerks & Rubbers
5. Got Balls?
6. Prestige Worldwide
7. Ball & Oates****
8. Ballers on a Budget
* Head to Head
** Record against common opponents
*** Points allowed against common opponents
**** Total points allowed
***** Coin Toss
POTW: Katie Osborn
Die Awesome with a Vengeance
Katie led her team through an great run in the playoffs. Not only does she have the "killer" attitude, she also exudes excellent sportsmanship. One of the most respected aspects of Dodgeball is calling yourself out especially in a playoff atmosphere, Ms. Osborn does this regularly. She is also an extreme competitor who puts her best effort forward trying to catch difficult throws to get her teammates into the game. Another part of her game is her excellent arm angle on her throws. In almost an "El-Duque" motion, the ball drops and connects frequently with shins. Congrats on the championship and your stellar play.