The Rec remains silent this week; one might even say it is lonely, without the dribbling of basketballs and tears of defeat to keep it company late into these warm winter evenings.
In truth, the Rec’s older and bigger brother, Moody Coliseum, is stealing all the intramural glory this week with some event everyone seems to be fussing about known as Sing Song. It reminds me of this one time back in high school when I brought a girl home to meet my family. It didn’t work out between us, but I still see her every time I eat dinner at my brother’s house. She’s a great cook.
Women’s Champ League
I really wanted to write something good about GATA this week. Honestly, I did. But the team hasn’t done me any favors. After losing their first game by 26 and their second by 12, scoring 33 and 29 points respectively, the girls of GATA need to try a new offensive tactic. Maybe they could open their eyes when they shoot?
Alpha Kai Omega appears to be looking up to GATA in terms of offense (kind of hard to do when both teams are in the basement of the standings), but at least it kept its last game against league leader, The Has-Beens, within fewer points than a connect-the-dots puzzle for 3-year-olds.
The Has-Beens, at 2-0, are tied for first with LEGIT. The two teams will play each other in the last game of the regular season, quite likely with first place on the line. The Has-Beens have faced seemingly easier competition so far, defeating GATA and Alpha Kai Omega rather handily.
Team captain Kynzie Newman isn’t looking back but knows to watch out for future competition.
“LEGIT and Siggies are the teams we have our eyes on,” Newman said. “Each team has quite a few athletes, and not only that, but experienced basketball players. Screens will be set the right way, instead of someone sticking their knee out while simultaneously bear-hugging you claiming it to be a ‘good’ screen.”
Despite the stiff competition, Newman said former Wildcat soccer player Sarah Schoch is her team’s X-factor for winning games.
“She can easily fool you with her giggly and innocent self on the court but she’ll knock [your] lights out,” Newman said. “We’ve all seen her get carded on the soccer field multiple times. Do not underestimate her ability to slide tackle someone on a basketball court.”
Newman, a former Wildcat basketball player herself, explained her favorite aspect of women’s basketball.
“Guys could swing at each other because of some call in the game but afterwards do their little bro handshake or hug and move on,” Newman said. “If a girl gets scratched by another girl, well, everything turns Purge-like. Anything goes and it gets creative.”
Men’s Champ League
The standings essentially mirror a delicious McAlister’s club sandwich, only with nine layers instead of 13. The non-social club teams Skillz that Killz and Drain’n 3’s & Drink’n DPs, make up that top slice of premium wheat bread, leading the league with perfect 2-0 records.
The club teams are the delicious toppings in the middle, as Sub T-16, GSP and Galaxy claim the next three positions.
Men of BSA and 300 represent the middle slice of bread, while Trojans at 0-2 reflect the other ingredients. The Trojans don’t mind being terrible at basketball though since they’re still the Sing Song defending champions for three more days and are making sure everyone knows it.
You can’t forget that bottom slice of wheat bread. It really wouldn’t be a club sandwich with Purple Reign bringing up the rear. The team has made fewer points than a debate team with a speech impediment and will need a serious lift to get back in contention.
All in all, there isn’t much difference between the McAlister’s club sandwich and the men’s social clubs. One thing’s for sure, each is equally enticing to a Kojie.
Super Smash Bros
It’s going down, but no one’s yelling “Timber!”
The official rules have been listed online for the Super Smash Bros. intramural tournament Feb. 20-21. As a journalism major, I felt I had a strong grasp of the English language until I attempted to decipher that page. I’m sure everyone’s laughing at me for my gaming ineptitude, but anyone who knows what those terms mean has no excuse not to register for the inaugural tournament.
As of Tuesday, 19 people have signed up to compete. I know for a fact that there are more than 19 members of Frater Sodalis, so the number of registered competitors needs to at least double before the registration deadline on Feb. 18. Come on people, forget about Sing Song. True social club glory is on the line.
If the fact that the tournament will be played on WiiU is a hindrance to some, gamers should realize that when it comes to championships, history doesn’t ask, “How?” It asks, “How many?”
Did I mention registration is free? You’re going to spend your weekend playing anyway, why not try to win a t-shirt while you’re at it?
I know, I know, Sing Song isn’t an intramural sport. But the competition is just as fierce. Defending champions Kojies and Trojans have their work cut out for them to repeat.
I hear Galaxy has a strong basketball act, but if intramural success means anything, they could use some help. When is the last time they won anything at all?
GSP’s remake of the 1980 Miracle on Ice will be tough to beat, and I don’t know anything about Frater Sodalis or Pi Kappa’s acts. Sub T will live up to their lack of expectations.
On the women’s side, I heard Alpha Kai has more costume changes than Katy Perry at halftime of the Super Bowl. If they can pull it off, they’ve got a shot. But fail once and everything goes down the drain.
The M&M Kojie act will try not to melt under the heat of competition, while the Siggies’ loss last year has them desperate to get back to a state of Sing Song relevance.
GATA’s mice act might be cute at first, until people remember that mice are public enemy No. 1. I don’t know about Zeta Rho, and Tri Kappa Gamma had too much on its plate to stage an act.
Get ready for a weekend full of bows, pop-outs, and red cheeks. It should be fun.