Competition surges as first-round games continue
Assistant Sports Editor
During the Notre Dame-Oklahoma football game last season, a sign with the message "Nobody Likes You Anyway, Kutylo" flew high above Notre Dame Stadium. While no one may like senior Ben Kutylo, he found four psuedo buddies to join his bookstore team. The five formed "Nobody like You Anyway, Kutylo" which knocked off YourMom.com: Quick, Easy and Affordable, 21-13. But after the game, the verdict still stood: nobody likes Kutylo.
We Thought She Was Legal rear-ended Vinny's Backdoor Fantasy 21-17 in a highly competitive match-up. Mike Conklin and Brian Smith led the way for We Thought She Was Legal.
"We had a pretty balanced attack, but I think our size was the difference," Conklin said. "We had a couple of inches on all of their guys and we were able to get rebounds and second chance points."
Sophomore Bob Hagan had nine points in a losing effort for Vinny's Backdoor Fantasy.
The Suckiest Bunch of Sucks that ever Sucked lived up to their name as they were ousted by They Named this Thing after Us, We Ought to Have a Team, 21-19.
Playmates Who Can Play, on the other hand, didn't live up to their billing, as #1 Seed moved into the second round with a 21-11 victory. Zero Exposure had a moment in the spotlight with a 21-14 win over Navajo Playgrounds and Cherokee Parks.
Pat Richer's All Stars and The Underground squared off in one of the most competitive games of the day. Richer led his team to a 23-21 victory in a grueling battle that lasted nearly 1:15.
"It was an intense and exciting game; we were all dead by the end," Michael Nannenga, one of the All Stars, said. "They had the speed and we had the height. We had them beat down under and our zone defense won us the game in the second half."
The Wok was obviously too busy cooking as it forfeited its game against Orange Crush, but www.nothingbut.net lived up to its name with a 21-4 trouncing of Not Checkers, Chickens.
Seeking Employment will have to postpone its job search for a few more days, as they advanced to the second round with a 21-16 win over Boo Yeah, Pocket Full Of.
The fourth day of Bookstore action also had its fair share of first-round blowouts. One Investment Banker and Four Guys With a Life kicked The Bucket, 21-3, while A Business of Ferrets and ICU Ballers were both 21-1 winners.
Stanley's Parents Pay us to be Friends with Him topped Ringo, 21-16. John Reed and Dan Welch turned in strong performances for Ringo, but freshmen Malik Frans-Sting and Matt "Junior" O'Rourke's inexperience proved to be the deciding factor.
"Next year we are going to work on not having such a stupid name," Ringo's Welch said. "Something that says we are not losers."
Seeded teams moved on with relative ease. No. 22 Sexual Frustration V let some of that anger out with a 21-5 victory over Team 59.
"We haven't played once together, but we're a good, quick team," Josh Brumm said. "It was an all-around effort, Everyone chipped in."
Brumm became close to senior basketball player Skylard Owens while working as a manager for the team. Owens led the way for Sexual Frustration V in Thursday's victory.
"We need to work on rebounding and our inside defense," Brumm said. "If we can defend those big football players I think we'll go far."
No. 25 Mourning Wood used a balanced scoring attack to knock off The Total Package, which included football players Tony Driver and Ronnie Nicks.
All Sports Stories for Friday, April 14, 2000