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With the group play now done for the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), I thought we’d have a quick look at the standings and what’s next.  Tonight there’s a TRIPLE header of games on the TV.  You need NBC Gold and NBCSN, but there’s at least a chance to watch it.  Here’s how the single elimination bracket looks after the group play.  The Whipsnakes have a first round bye and the others need to win to stay in the tournament.

 

Team W L T SF SA Diff
(1) Whipsnakes 4 0 0 57 33 24
(2) Chrome 3 1 0 50 45 5
(3) Archers 3 1 0 44 46 -2
(4) Redwoods 2 2 0 39 42 -3
(5) Waterdogs 1 3 0 39 42 -3
(6) Atlas 1 3 0 37 47 -10
(7) Chaos 0 4 0 32 43 -11

Some quick thoughts on the season:

After the first game or 2, I’ve got to say that I’ve been impressed with the talent and the production of the games.  The commentators have good and add timely insight.  The camera work still needs a little work, but that happens in all sports where the camera looses the ball. And surprisingly to me, there haven’t been any Covid cases reported, so maybe the bubble thing can work.  One thing that I would like is a highlight video for the games.  I wasn’t able to watch all the games and would have liked to see more of the games instead of just quick clips.

Here’s my favoUrite play of the series so far.  This is insane.  This is also the overtime winner.

Whipsnakes:
That +24 goal differential is no joke.  The Whipsnakes have dominated at both ends of the field and are the team to beat.  Their faceoff guy is winning at at 75% rate.  That puts teams behind early and those extra possessions add  up.

Chrome:
They are playing as a team (for the greater good) and sharing the ball on offence. Their one loss came in OT against the Archers.

Archers:
Their one loss was against the Whipsnakes in a game that was close until the end of the 3rd period, where they just could not stop the Whipsnakes

Redwoods
A pretty balanced team, but they have been relying on the 2 point goal too much and stand around on offence way too much to create too many 1 on 6 with second left in the shot clock.

Waterdogs
Had trouble closing out games early on but seem to be coming together as a team.

Atlas
Another standing around team on offence that should be better on paper with the talent they have.

Chaos
Again more standing around and there’s no toughness on the defence.  That their goalie has the highest save percentages after group play but they have yet to win is very telling.

Points leaders:

Player Team Pos GP P 1G 2G A
1. Matt Rambo | 9 Whipsnakes A 4 21 6 0 15
2. Grant Ament | 16 Archers A 4 17 6 0 11
3. Zed Williams | 36 Whipsnakes A 4 17 14 0 3
4. Jordan Wolf | 33 Chrome A 4 14 7 0 7
5. Kieran McArdle | 6 Waterdogs A 4 14 8 0 6
6. Sergio Perkovic | 16 Redwoods M 4 13 1 6 0
7. Curtis Dickson | 71 Chaos A 4 12 8 0 4
8. Justin Guterding | 14 Chrome A 4 12 8 0 4
9. Rob Pannell | 3 Atlas A 4 11 3 0 8
10. Will Manny | 4 Archers A 4 10 6 0 4

 

Ground ball leaders:

Player Team Pos GB
1. Joseph Nardella | 91 Whipsnakes FO 42
2. Connor Farrell | 25 Chrome FO 21
3. Stephen Kelly | 24 Archers FO 17
4. Zach Currier | 77 Waterdogs M 17
5. Michael Ehrhardt | 28 Whipsnakes LSM 17
6. Trevor Baptiste | 9 Atlas FO 16
7. Cade van Raaphorst | 77 Atlas D 15
8. Ryland Rees | 71 Waterdogs LSM 13
9. Jay Carlson | 32 Whipsnakes A 13
10. Thomas Kelly | 24 Chaos FO 12

Save leaders

Player Team Pos Sv Sv%
1. Blaze Riorden | 0 Chaos G 75 65%
2. Kyle Bernlohr | 35 Whipsnakes G 54 64%
3. Adam Ghitelman | 8 Archers G 26 60%
4. John Galloway | 15 Chrome G 57 59%
5. Jack Concannon | 12 Atlas G 58 58%
6. Matt DeLuca | 1 Waterdogs G 12 57%
7. Tim Troutner | 0 Redwood G 49 56%
8. Charlie Cipriano | 12 Waterdogs G 30 48%
9. Drew Adams | 14 Archers G 24 47%

If you’re interested in watching here’s the schedule:

All games on NBC, NBCSN or NBC Gold.  For those outside of the US, there is an international pass for these games, for $19.99(US) that gets you access to all the games, as well ask the ability to watch previous games and some behind the scenes content.

For those needing to bet or feeling lucky, all games can be bet on via Draft Kings.

And now the results of the Sterling Bracket pool after group play.  Yes, I should never be allowed to name things.

Members Score
sonofspam 275
dont3000 250
litre_cola 225
balls 225
gametimedecision 225

Congrats to SonOfSpam for the lead after group play .  It gets you nothing. Ha.

 

I’ll be back next week with a season wrap up.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

Player getting carted off in Toronto and holy shit is it eerie without the white noise from the crowd.

Dunstan

Unfortunately the announcers feel the need to fill the silence with dumb comments like “this is complicated by the fact that the EMTs have to wear masks and face shields.” Uh, how so?

Anyway, hope Muzzin is ok.

Gratliff

If Cherry was any indication, we’ve got at least another 20 years of Milbury to tolerate

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Needs more whiskey bottles, at least for me. And instead of babies, decrepit old dogs. Otherwise, pretty close.

Gratliff

They’re saying 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate was being stored where that explosion happened. Timothy McVeigh used 2.5 for the OKC bombing.

Gratliff

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litre_cola

Beat me to it.

SonOfSpam

Welding. They were apparently trying to secure one of the doors.

Problem solved.

Gratliff

Against all odds, the Maple Leafs have scored a hockey goal

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Just reading some things about the Spanish civil war; man if you want to get cheered up about what people can do to each other….. that share a country, a religious sect, ancestry, and other things, it is just a lot of fun times.

ArmedandHammered

No hate greater than family hate, the more you have in common the more pissed you get when they can’t see it your way. I mean, they have no excuse!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Demonized “foreigner” hate would like a word.

Horatio Cornblower

Buddy, I’m Irish. We did all that shit to each other on a fucking island!

litre_cola

I am very happy.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

ending.

Wakezilla

Litre! United/Fulham Derby next season! First round or two on me!

litre_cola

Hell yeah buddy!

King Hippo

Fantastic putting the mics on the pitch and relaying the players’ joy (without talking over them).

Horatio Cornblower

Don’t know why this made me think of DFO, but it did.

https://sports.theonion.com/finally-sports-are-back-says-gambling-addict-about-1844608865

Anyway, back to hiding in the basement from the tropical storm.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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King Hippo

White makes RITE!!!!!

litre_cola

Holy fuck. Just hold on.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It’s more of an eggshell, to tone down the starkness.

ArmedandHammered

Been sniffin’ the liquid paper again I see.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It has to be Whiteout since he is opposed to milk……. or mayo.

Gratliff

Someone should explain to Chris Murphy that there is a difference between everyone sort of getting what the government is doing, and a sitting senator publicly announcing a failed attempt to overthrow a foreign government in a twitter thread.

7/ Then, it got real embarrassing. In April 2019, we tried to organize a kind of coup, but it became a debacle. Everyone who told us they’d rally to Guaido got cold feet and the plan failed publicly and spectacularly, making America look foolish and weak.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 4, 2020

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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King Hippo

Given this Championship Final is during #WHITEHistoryMonth, yewwwww have to like Fulham to snatch a winner.

litre_cola

I am still alive. Had too many ciders. Pacing. A lot.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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SonOfSpam

I’m gonna have more used Fleshlights than the USC Young Republicans Club.

ArmedandHammered

But all of theirs look like sphincters.

LemonJello

A Tradition Like No Other…passed down from father to son.

SonOfSpam

“You wanna join our fraternity Chad?”

Chad holds up burlap sphincter Fleshlight

“Oh, Chad’s a legacy. Welcome, brother!”

Everyone slaps Chad on the ass, hard

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Log Cabin republicans use a horse hair Fleshlight.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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LemonJello

“Peter’s Pal” is Syphilis.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Chad is hanging out in Florida.

LemonJello

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Gratliff

Holy shit. That explosion in Beirut was some summer blockbuster movie shit. If you’re within a mile of that when it happens, you have to think the world just ended.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I am just upvoting this for the shock wave.

Gratliff

Judging by all the videos of it I’ve seen, it looks like a lot of people learned about physics today.

SonOfSpam

Dammit, Soros is at it again.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

They only heard ringing when you said this comment.

Gratliff

Looks like this is going to be real bad. 2500 injured so far. Death toll’s at 20, but that’s obviously going to be a tiny fraction. Emergency services were all actively working around the original fire when it went off. Apparently, there was a huge store of ammonium nitrate in that area, which was what the OKC bomber used.

ballsofsteelandfury

Holy fuck! That’s insane!

TheRevanchist

Field hockey is a fun sport, for sure.

King Hippo

I always wanted to date a field hockey playing gal. They usually…tick Hippo’s “shoulder preference” box

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Used to handling balls in a basket. They might like home made mayo.

LemonJello

Ask their opinions on Thin Mints and Billy Idol, just to establish the ground rules.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

What about the HBO series Girls?

LemonJello

I guess we could ask them, too.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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LemonJello

STD’s have different scents?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Spread the love, just like the mayo.

ballsofsteelandfury

Of course it’s fucking Oceanside…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Used panties are sold everywhere……well, not Uzbekistan, but you know.

Dunstan

“THAT’S what that country is called! Sure, NOW I remember!” — Ghost of Herman Cain

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I am sorry it will be a long drive for you.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

She can get stalked AND be part of Young Entrepreneurs.