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Champions

Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:54 am
Edited on: March 4, 2009 10:55 am
 

You always remember the comebacks in basketball. The moments when the impossible become a dream in a matter of seconds.

Think Reggie Miller vs. the Knicks. Or Mario Chalmers and Kansas vs. Memphis to win the NCAA Tournament title. Or this high school player who recently scored 11 points in 46 seconds http://deadspin.com/5160247/how-to-
score-11-game+winning-points-in-46-seconds
.

The CBSSports.com Men's Basketball Team had one of those moments Tuesday night in our championship game at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL. While it wasn't as vital as any of those other games, it was a night we will never forget.

First, the players. From CBSSports.com we have coach Corey Guerrera, Ryan Simmons, Chris Woodruff, Adam Wayne and myself. There also are former employees David Gonos, Danny Kadoche and Brett Tresky and friends Jason Garcia and John Hett.

Our team has never played to its talent level, so we ended up in the "B" playoffs. Hett called our division the "WNBA" of the league while we were watching the "A" championship before our game. Woodruff said we were "more like the WNBA D-League."

Still, we won our first playoff game before advancing to the finals. We finished the regular season at 3-7, but in two seasons we are 3-1 in the playoffs, so we come up big when it matters most. That happened Tuesday.

We played Blue Chips, which had beaten us earlier in the year and re-defined poor sportsmanship. One of their players started a fight with Kadoche during the season, and Tuesday the same guy stuck his middle finger at our bench when he made a free throw.

Blue Chips was ahead 46-42 with under a minute when the magic started. Simmons hit a three-pointer -- his first of the season.

At halftime, Simmons was shooting threes and hit three in a row. Gonos said to him "save it" for the second half, and Simmons did.

After Simmons hit the shot, he ran back and stole the ball and passed it to Woodruff. Simmons yelled "shoot it, Woodruff, shoot it." Nothing but net.

You never know when something like is going to happen, and the other team was stunned. Our team went into total euphoria.

I know, it's kind of pathetic for grown men to get over-excited about winning the lower division of a rec league, but we have been parading the trophy around the office. Hey, we're entitled to our Al Bundy moment.

After all, this is what sports is all about.

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Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Champions

Was this game on ESPN ? I guess i missed it.   Laughing




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2009 11:48 pm
 

Champions

Seriously amazing game...Im still replaying the last 20 seconds in my head.  And years from now when Im telling this story, we will be the best team in the league....who am I kidding, Im going to tell it that way next week!




Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 11:27 am
 

Champions

7th over 2nd whooooooooooooooo




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 11:21 am
 

Champions

Good stuff, Jamey!

Some more highlights of the night:

  • At halftime, Adam Wayne, who hasn't said eight words all season, says, "We're only down six points ... We got this in the bag."
  • When No. 33 flipped us the bird, Jamey yells to the ref, "HE SHOT US THE MIDDLE FINGER!"
  • Don't forget Kadoche banking a 3-pointer in before Simmons' heroics. And then fouling out after thumping No. 33 so many times, you'd think he was trying to see if he was ripe.
  • My assist (on the assist from BT to Jamey).
  • That dope getting hit in the eye, wandering around then, once the whistle sounded, he collapsed to the ground. Come on. Who falls to the ground minutes after getting hit?
  • Ross Devonport made a great slide tackle on the ball. (That was last year, but still worth mentioning.)
  • Those SWEET long-sleeve tshirts. Still better than any tshirt we got from our softball wins.
  • That trashy chick's thong and tramp stamp sticking out from before our game.
  • Jamey getting yelled at for being the "lone clapper" while No. 33 shot his free throws. (How is that even a rule? I don't get it. This ain't tennis.)
  • Hett (our lone smoker) needing an oxygen tank after playing defense on No. 6.
  • A REAL player's bench for us to sit on, allowing us more room to escape Coach Corey's farts.
  • Our Thursday night celebration at Hooters! (Make this happen.)

Great game guys! Let's make it into the A playoffs next season! On second thought, this is the only place in the world where 7th place is better than second place. SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!



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