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The Bet

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

As Jen previously mentioned, a new challenged has been formed for this season.  No longer will there be a bet between Andrew and Brandon, but a bet among all of the snakes.

  • The Bet:  Bowling above your average will earn you points.  Highest point total for each half wins.
  • The Prize:  The snake with the highest point total at the end of each half will be treated to dinner by the other three snakes.
  • The Conditions:
    • For every game that is bowled over the current average, one point will be added to the total.
    • If a score is greater than or equal to 25 pins over average, two points will will be added to the total.
    • No points shall be deducted or awarded if a game does not exceed the current average.
    • Points will only accumulate on and after the 4th week of league competition.

So there it is.  May the best snake win.

Not So Bad

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

After our poor showing last week, SOAL were in 10th place after winning only 2 out of 7 points but that’s okay. Our motto: “Throw the fucking ball” and that seemed to work a bit. The one thing about having a low average is that you are able to bowl above and beyond it, or at least that’s the hope. Well, we actually did bowl a lot better this past Sunday, enough to earn us 5 points! I was able to bowl above my average all three games (they weren’t too much over 137, but it got the job done). Although Andrew bowled less than his average 2 out of 3 games, I will forgive him since he bowled so well again this week, keeping his average very high. Bob found his groove, or more accurately, his mark by the third game and bowled almost 50 pins over average – better late than never. And finally, Brandon is beginning to bowl like the Brandon that we know and love, I’m thinking he and his new balls have come to an agreement.

Jen 144 138 160 Total: 442
Flash 162 172 179 Total: 513
Bob 140 160 184 Total: 484
Brandon 180 179 180 Total: 539

Return of Snakes on a Lane

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Welcome back, SOAL. Since starting this blog almost a year ago, we have only posted TWICE. I have come to the conclusion that these three guys are blog-lazy (as you can see from their personal blogs) and decided that if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. Something new this year: instead of Brandon and Andrew having a bet amongst themselves, we have all agreed to a little competition, which we will go into detail in a later post. So, this blog will be a record of not only our weekly scores but also a place to see who is leading in points.

The first week of bowling was truly ugly for 75% of the team. I think it had something to do with not bowling for the last four months, but it’s okay, we have 32 more weeks to bring our averages up. The only person who really bowled well was Andrew and he is now has the highest average on SOAL, usurping Brandon. Way to carry the team, Andrew! And no, we were not sandbagging, I don’t think we could have done this bad even if we were trying.

Jen 144 135 134 Avg: 138
Flash 163 169 198 Avg: 177
Bob 155 127 134 Avg: 139
Brandon 151 174 174 Avg: 166

Just to let you know how bad we did. Last year, we had a 77 pin handicap, this year, 145 pins. Yeah, not so good. But I have faith in our team, we will triumph!