In our Battle of the Wordsmiths, sponsored by Merriam-Webster, we had one of the most interesting match-ups this tournament. For those of you newer Dunwoody residents, GaryRay, aka GRB, is a Dunwoody guy relocated from Chicago. He likes to comment on the local blogs and maintains Dunwoody's only copperhead habitat. His poetic skills are known from here to Doraville to distant lands such as Hiram and Waycross. He is related, we believe, to fellow blog commenter 'Daughter of the Poet' and is arch rival of 'Rob', formerly a commenter on DunwoodyPatch. Chip is yet another blog commenter, and a part-time junior editor/contributor to DunwoodyTalk. I first met Chip at Lemonade Days, where he rode the Spaceship ride for 39 minutes consecutively. Chip's blogosphere rivals include FarmerBob, DP Groupie, and pretty much everyone else. Chip's actual place of residence is unknown, but we think he hails from the Snyder of Berlin family or the Snyder's of Hanover family.
This match-up was played on a portable sport-court, hastily installed in front of Simply Thai on N Shallowford, a known Chip hotspot. The game started off with a GRB coppersnake handling routine followed by Daughter of a Poet playing God Bless America on a piano. GRB wore his traditional uniform; a white wife-beater T-shirt (he is a kind man, we refer to the shirt style only) and cut-off denim shorts, Converse classics, topped with his trademark red, white, and blue bandana. Chip wore his 'home' uniform; royal blue trunks with thin gold piping and a matching top. Guest referee was TwoDogsTowing.
GRB defeated Chip in a tight game, 103-101, our highest score of the tournament.
TheOtherDunwoody advances over SDOC
TheOtherDunwoody locked up a date on the hardwood with GRB by taking care of SDOC. TOD displayed his old-school skills, displaying his Bob Cousy style of play. Wearing original Chuck Taylor's (mint in box condition by the way) TOD controlled all aspects of the game. SDOC could not get her cache to refresh. It brings to an end the run of the home-based basketball court activist. "I'll continue to advocate for all Dunwoody residents. I wish much success for TOD over GRB," said a calm and relaxed SDOC. "I can now focus on things that really matter like A Taste of Dunwoody and that Butterfly and bourbon event the Nature Center does every year."
Danny911Ross defeats StayHarris
As expected, nearly every female has been eliminated from this contest as StayHarris' elimination leaves only Sustainable Pattie as the city's only possible first female Manager. It's well known this is a men's club around here and many emailed us asking why women were even selected in the tournament. Here's an example:
Dear Dunwoody Talk,
I like the idea of the March City Manager Madness. It looks like something two guys drinking in a bar all afternoon would come up with. Anyway, why are there females in it? Do you really think a female can manage projects and parks like Brook Run? All those sports fields and the thousands of visitors to Brook Run every weekend? And you want a girl in charge of that or other stuff like storm water? You're getting soft on this blog.
A once faithful reader,
Well, we decided to allow males and females, super heroes and non super heroes, a potato chip,
StayHarris did not have a chance in this game. Danny911Ross compromised the JumboTron at the GA Music Hall of Fame arena and had a 'Danny' video playing during the entire game. "Are you kidding me? I had to listen to Otis Redding sing as a video of pine trees being mulched played. I am filing a protest and believe me, the DHA has my back on this one," shouted StayHarris at a post-game wine tasting event. "Back home in Louisiana, we call that tactic 'home-cooking'," laughed Danny911.
Heyward defeats Witty
Heyward has officially won his second tournament game. equaling the number of votes at one of his District 2 precincts. "I want to thank all my fans today, and remind you that The Dunwoody Chamber meets monthly," said Heyward. "And I have to admit - I'm not really related to the Braves player named Heyward. And one more thing, DunwoodyTalk earned less than 15% of the votes citywide back in 2011. So I feel pretty good about being in the Great Eight." Danny911Ross is reportedly hard at work on his Mac making a new video for his match against Heyward. Witty put on a good show for the crowd and vowed to stay involved. "I thought we had the better team, but we're okay here. Now let's work on that independent school district issue."