OK, so this week started off pretty lousy. Two new teams joined the league, so the schedule was changed, which means that last week, we didn’t really bowl the team we bowled last week. So instead of winning 5 points, we’re winning 2 points last week. Bullshit, right?
Anyway, once we moved past the drama, we got down to bowling. We faced the Predators this weekend, and not even their heat seeking vision could the overcome two of their bowlers being absent and rolling blind (10 pins beneath average for each blind bowler). The first game, Snakes struck quickly, with everyone beating their average en route to a 825 handicap game to win by 77 pins. Second game was also pretty decent, with 3/4 besting their average and Predators bottoming out to end up with a 778 – 685 victory for the Snakes.
Third game was highly dramatic though. Jen, Bob and Andrew all bowled beneath their averages. Jen by 4 pins, Bob by 7, and Andrew by 73. No, that was not a typo. Andrew, who has been on fire this season, carried a 173 average into tonight. His first two games were 182 and 190. Awesome, right? Well, he ended up with a 100 on the button. Sheesh.
The game came down to the final bowlers, Will for the Predators and Brandon for Snakes. The Predators were ahead by 10 pins with Will on a spare and Brandon on a strike. That meant that Brandon had to strike out the 10th frame to guarantee a tie for the third game if Will struck out.
Brandon, first ball: STIRKE (yes!)
Will, first ball: STRIKE (oh crap oh crap)
Brandon, second ball: STRIKE (yes, yes, yes!)
Will, second ball: 8 (oh yes, holy crap, Brandon, keep it out of the gutter)
Brandon, third ball: STRIKE (OMG!!!!1!1!)
Will, third ball: spare
So, we won by 10 in the final game. Brandon saved his best bowling for the finale, rolling a 221, his best game of the year thus far. Snakes took all seven points. High fives around!
Next week, we start the bet. Of course, we know Andrew dropped that C-Note on us that third game to bring his average down to help with the bet. Regardless of his blatant sandbagging, we will be ready to roll next Sunday.