Friday, June 06, 2014

Pool Report: The Reminder

By this point in the season, it feels like we’ve been at this a very long time…

But the sad reality is that it’ll be over all too soon. Perhaps a good time to remind ourselves of just how lucky we are to be a part of something as exciting as the Infamous Writers Hockey Pool.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner here will walk away with a bag of swag donated by those who have been bettered in the contest.

Although none of us have any idea what will be in that bag, I can guarantee it will far surpass what the Governors of New York or California receive should their state based team come out on top.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown have wagered the following…

If the Kings win, Gov. Cuomo will hand over a “Taste of New York” gift basket including wing sauce, wine and a hockey puck he was awarded for scoring a “budget hat trick” by keeping the state on budget for three years in a row.

If the Rangers win, Gov. Jerry Brown will give Cuomo an “organic, lightly salted brown rice cake” and a book of California history.

That doesn’t even come close to the prize pack that will be awarded for our secondary “Props contest” which is still open to all comers. Details in the post right below this one.

All that said, we’re only one game into the final set. Which, as The Onion suggests could become a lot more exciting if Henrik Lundquist finally picks up some of the NY offensive slack.

The standings as we go into the second last week of the season…

Jon Brooks and Will Pascoe tied for first. Barry Keifl tenaciously hanging on to second, perhaps hoping for a short, low scoring series so Maurey Loeffler in fourth can’t knock him off the podium.

We may have come a long way. But there’s still some distance (and a lot of exciting hockey) to go.


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