Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So long, Bernaski

Because we wanted absolutely no distractions, such as driving, on the last night of Bernaski bowling, we were dropped off at the lanes. This had nothing to do with the desire to down way too many pitchers of sweet golden bowling juice. This is not the first time we have attempted this trick. We rolled against the Fatties, who have dominated us all season, but last night belonged to Los Movemientos. We absolutely destroyed them. Sorry, Fatties, but it's the truth. Let our 4-0 performance haunt you all summer because when Bernaski fires up again in the Fall, odds makers are saying that the Movements are easy favorites.

Here are some brief highlights. I finished the season with another 500 series, a 516 to be precise. As far as the USBC is concerned, I have a 164 book average. I took down my first nine single pin chances. All I needed was one more to set a new record and go 10 for 10, but I missed a 3 pin by a hair. The team averaged over a 150 despite knocking back about six pitchers of bowling juice during competition. Johnebob finished the season with a nice 467 series. The Rookie, who is a rookie no more, led the team with 14 spares, and impressively converted 51.9% of his leaves. Our cleanup man contributed 11 strikes on the night. He finished the season with a 154 average, twelve pins better than last year.

It was a good night. It started when Nathan of Little Caesars showed up with pizza for the whole league, like eight or ten pies. Thanks Nathan and Little Caesars! The last night of league is a position round. We had a one game lead over the last place team, Overrated. We bowled against the Fatties, who had a four game lead over us. Overrated had a bye and could have easily put us into last place. Instead, they decided to gulp rum all night. I'm fairly certain they didn't win a single game. The funny thing was that they won the first half of league, so after getting totally sloshed, they had to bowl the championship game against Laramie Lanes Lounge. Needless to say, it was not an inspiring performance.

We made fun of the Briefcase as we made our way to the Lounge because the Lazers had no part in the championship this year. It was an off year for the dominators of Bernaski as well. We put down a few more pitchers of juice as the stools were put on tables and the carpets were vacuumed. We just about closed down the lanes. It was a good night, the kind you remember the next morning when you body just feels off.

Next week, we collect our winnings and magnets. We finished the season 10 games under .500 at 59-69, five fewer wins than last year, but it was a good year.

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on another successful year! No one was incarcerated, so I call that a victorious season :)

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  2. Good shooting-- a 516! I have no goal tonight other than to see what happens to my book average, if anything... I'll probably end on a 153 (sigh). It's been interesting to follow you guys in the blogosphere! I haven't started the summer leagues, yet, but I'm already looking ahead to the fall!

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  3. Thanks K-terk. Sorry we couldn't get you in more. EB, It's been good to follow you guys, too.

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  4. Good season BMers. Looking forward to following y'all next season.

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  5. Thanks MD. You need to start your bowling weblog, so we can follow you.

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  6. And nice pic. You guys look pissed off.

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  7. I just might do it next season, we'll see. I was supposed to do a mean face like my wife in that pic but cracked up at the last sec.

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  8. Congrats to all you BMers. Your result is what I like about sport. You get to kick ass when the testosteron boils. Will continue to follow you guys.

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  9. Thanks Hugh. I'll post now and then over the summer. We'll be back in full force in the fall.

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  10. Congratulations and looking forward to next year.

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