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Goal Post #14

posted Aug 9, 2010, 10:49 AM by Jim Magrogan

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After a season that began in near sub zero temperatures the regular season concluded last week in what seemed like 100 degree temperatures. After fourteen grueling games, apparently played to discover who would play whom in the play offs, we can now wipe the slate clean, dust ourselves off and start all over again. Those 15 minutes of fame are up for grabs again. All those hours in the parking lot or bar spent explaining to me the flaws of the player rating system or speculating on how much money I received to stack certain teams are now all a distant memory. Destiny now hinges on one mistake, one moment of genius, one late arrival, one decidedly odd piece of officiating, one under or overrated substitute, or even one faulty sprinkler. A lifetime’s ambitions could be dashed in nanosecond; soccer is the cruelest of games. One goal could be all that stands between relegation to a sad dark lonely corner of a booth at Lamppost Pizza and the adoration of pitcher laden teammates eager to post on Facebook.

 

The Play Offs – Putting You on the Spot (Maybe)

Further down the page you will find the match-ups for the quarter finals, based on final league standings. The process is simple win and you progress, lose and you are out of the hunt for the cup of eternal soccer youth but your team does keep on playing each week for the sheer joy. In the games that count (all quarter finals, semi-finals and final) games tied after 90 minutes will be decided by the dreaded penalty shoot-out, you could be moments away from immortality. Shoot-outs in the RSCSL will follow the same best of five format stipulated by FIFA. PKs are taken alternately by men and women (MFMFM). If still tied after 5, it goes to sudden death with the ladies first to strike. All members of the team are eligible to take a PK, they do not have to be on the field of play at the end of regulation. No one can take a second PK until everyone of the same gender on their roster has been put on the spot, so to speak.

 

Indoor Soccer at Home Field Athletics

Masters Coed Indoor – projected start Thursday, September 9th. Many of you will likely already have a team but if you are without one, get in touch with me at tolleyfoggy@earthlink.net and I will help find you a team. Age – men over 33, women over 25.

 

Currently, over 40 “men’s” indoor pick up is being played on Tuesdays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Contact me for more details. A new league will also begin in September.

 

Men’s Over 33 League on Monday nights will likely also begin in September. Contact me again for more details. I might be able to help you find a team or find players if you are forming a team.

 

Cinematic Soccer

Red Hot Steve Evans has conspired with the Chaingang’s Robin Dechent to organize the league’s first ever movie event. It is a little unusual. It will be an outdoor airing of the curious “Sixty-Six”, a meaningless number perhaps for many, but for a few (me included) a number that casts both shadow and light over my very being. Steve has sent out all the details via email already, but just to re-cap here are the details one more time. Hope to see you there.

 

Artemisia Open Air Movie Nights is going to host a special event for the league.

 

"Tapas and Movie on the River and Under the Stars"

Date: Friday evening August 13th


Time: Tapas 6:30, Movie 7:45 Approximately. (Previews at dusk)

 

What to Bring: Favorite Tapas (appetizer), beverage

 

Movie: Sixty Six, Link to movie trailer:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK_TtDZVlMs

 

Where: River School , near Patagonia outlet, link for directions:

http://www.reno-artemisia.com/directions

 

Cost: Tapas party free, Movie $4 per person or $8 per family, come to one event or both what ever you like.

 

MORE DETAILS:

 

MOVIE: Yes England did win the world cup in 1966 and the movie Sixty Six - PG-13 is a comedy about an English boy's barmitzvah that looks like it might be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.

 

OPTIONAL THINGS TO BRING:

Warm clothing if it cools off, August evenings are usually very nice.

Folding chair, there is enough seating for about 20+, some people like to bring their own.

Beer, wine, soda, or other favorite beverage.

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING: Popcorn, Artemisia has there own popcorn machine and it is free.

 

This should be fun event and please bring family and friends, see you there and reply back if plan on attending so we can get a feel for the number attending.

 

 

2010 RSCSL Standings (the final regular season standings)

 

Team

P

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Reds

Pts

Wright Stuff

14

10

3

1

42

28

14

0

31

Red Hot Tamales

14

10

3

1

45

32

13

0

31

Mt Rose Chuters

14

9

2

3

44

24

20

0

30

Lift-n-Pints

14

7

3

4

48

37

11

1

24

AARP

14

4

8

2

38

40

-2

0

14

Blue Mooners

14

4

8

2

32

39

-7

0

14

Pink Panthers

14

3

11

0

37

64

-27

0

9

Chaingang

14

1

10

3

35

53

-18

0

6

 

Top Scorers

 

Reynolds M

Wright

17

Roberti P

Mt Rose

16

Buehler B

Lift

11

Reynolds C

Sub

10

Irra A

AARP

9

Vlad

Blue Moon

9

Henriksen

Panthers

9

OG

 

9

Brown  S

Sub

8

Levy R

Tamales

8

Nicolescu

Lift

8

Osborne

Panthers

8

 

Congratulations to Wirght Stuff’s Mike Reynolds for winning this year’s regular season Golden Boot. No doubt Mircea Nicolescu, Marian Vlad and Klaus Grimm are regretting taking those long European vacations now….

 

The Week That Was:

 

July 29th

            Lift-n-Pints 3 vs. 2 AARP                                               

            Wright Stuff 4 vs. 2 Chaingang                                   

            Red Hot Tamales 3 vs. 1 Blue Mooners                      

            Mt. Rose Chuters 2 vs. 1 Pink Panthers                                        

 

The Week That Is Coming Soon:

 

August 12th  The Quarter Finals – The Quest for the Dunning Cup Continues

           

            Wright Stuff vs. Chaingang

            Mt Rose Chuters vs. Blue Mooners

            Lift ‘n Pints vs. AARP

            Red Hot Tamales vs. Pink Panthers

 

Game Postponement Policy

Although I am now optimistic that the questionable weather is behind us it is advised that you check your email at 3pm on a game day just in case a postponement has to be announced.

 

By the way good weather is now defined as anything above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, wind speeds below 50 mph with precipitation of any kind and intensity acceptable.

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