Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Playoff Pool Winners - The Diatribe!!

Congratulations to the Carolina Hurricanes for winning the Stanley Cup last night. It was a GREAT series. The playoffs this year have been exciting and worth the watch. As July 1st rolls around, watch as the BIG market teams (Philadelphia, New York, Detroit, Colorado, Dallas, Ottawa, Toronto) scramble at Free Agency to get smaller and faster.
If you haven’t been watching. . . .For Shame! Last night’s game was at such a great pace that every whistle was followed be a commercial because the play just never stopped. The game clock was running off 5-7 minutes between whistles at times.

But enough about the NHL. . . . .

It’s time for the results of the Deathlok (Fotiu) Playoff Pool results (the hockey elite know Deathlok as Fotiu, of Nick Fotiu fame). A few explanations will be required along the way to help the non-hockey bloggers.

Thanks to everyone for their participation this year (although I am still light one applicant. . . a first in playoff history). Please take care of that, will you. We were down in attendance this year and I blame the lockout for that. However, 128 pools is nothing to sneeze at. Again, thank you all for playing . . .tell your friends.

First, the coveted Tom Palys Award goes to JJ55. Congratulations! The Palys Award is the return of the $5 entry fee for coming in last place. Over the years, it has actually become a treasured award (much like the Lady Byng). Although Badger was leading the race toward the Palys Award this year, sadly he tripped at the finish line (ala Dick Dastardly from the Wacky Races) and finished both 126th AND 127th of 128.

In third place, NUCE2 jockeyed back and forth with DANDUNN2, but the Hurricanes helped NUCE2 gain the two points he needed to keep DANDUNN2 at bay. I was 4th once, so my condolences DANDUNN2. Congratulations NUCE2.

In second place, THE FLEA! Although I don’t know who THE FLEA is, I understand that THE FLEA is a youngin’! The Playoff Commission will have to verify his eligibility for the prize before it is sent out. (NOTE: All ineligible money goes to the Playoff Commission). This is an example of why you should think twice before letting your children enter the pool with you. You can’t live that down. Congratulation to THE FLEA!

Now. . . . . . . .

In first place, the winner of the 2006 Hockey Pool is PAIGEY!! PAIGEY had this thing wrapped up soon after Carolina went to the finals. With Carolina ranked 15th and Edmonton ranked other than 1 or 2 (9 in fact), PAIGEY clearly knows hockey (if you discount that Detroit ranking of 16). According to my records, this is PAIGEY’s first entry. Congratulations on the win.

Finally, thanks for popping by the blog to read the playoff report. Enjoy some of the other nonsense on here if you wish. One final time. . . .THANKS! I appreciate the participation and dedication to the playoff pool that has been making it a sought out event for over 10 years. Hope to see you all next year and hopefully there will be more faith in the Flyers ranking net year.


At 4:30 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

The Badger blew it. HE TOUCHED THE MONEY!!! Serves him right.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

To update! All money has been received!



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