OK, so this ISN"T a ground hog !
Well, the Groundhog has decided that the last couple of games that were originally scheduled to take place in April, will be cut from the schedule, so that the playoffs can be over in time for the College Basketball Final Four Weekend. The schedule as it appears on this web site is current and accurate. Refer to this website and not necessarily to the one that hangs on your refrigerator!
The Tuesday night games of January 22 resulted in only one team (of the six) fielding enough players to qualify for the game. As a result, (and obviously) these games are therefore not included in the official standings. Although not “official” games, pickup teams were chosen and they resulted in games that were terrifically competitive, with two of them actually ending in a tie, but since the outcome was irrelevant, no overtimes were conducted. Hope everyone enjoyed the competition, it produced some of the most competitive games we have seen this year!
On January 14th, there was some miscommunication between two teams, and therefore that game was cancelled. Greg Turner of Team #4 called Fred Wheeler of Team #2 to inform him that he did not expect to have enough players to field a team, so Fred told his team it was not necessary to show up. As fate would have it, Greg’s teammates DID show up, but it would not have been fair to award Team #2 a forfeit, so that game is noted as “Cancelled” in the standings. This means 4 teams currently show 6 games played, and these two teams (#2 & #4) show only 5 games played in the standings
On a couple of personal notes:
We were thrilled to see Ed Johnston back in the fold last Monday, even if he did not play. (He claimed he was out of shape, but since he only grabs on defense and shoots his 3’s on offense, being in shape seems irrelevant to HIS game). Anyway, Ed….welcome back. You were missed and lots of prayers were sent your way. We all know that life’s adversity will not change the great attitude of the fine man that you are.
Wes had his Triple Bypass operation a couple of weeks ago. I saw him a few days afterwards, and other than being tired, and having the new zipper on his chest, you would never know he had the procedure. He is doing great, walking a few times every day for exercise and otherwise driving his wife crazy. There’s a rumor going around that he will drop by next week to make notes about who’s complaining the most about the refereeing!