Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dunwoody Tournament First Round Part II

The Do-Gooders Bracket Round 1

Dunwoody YoungLife versus Pebble Tossers
YL doesn't have a home court; they have hundreds.  Their location varies week to week.  They are loosely organized on the court, rotating from a 1-3-1 defense to a box-in-one.  Pebble Tossers has a different roster every week. Their roster is full of volunteers. 

AhaConnection versus Lemonade Days
AhaConnection is the favorite here, playing an Auburn style game.  They like being on the big screen and this game will be broadcast live on movie theater screens across the 30338 and other Dunwoody ZIPs. Email here for free tickets.  Lemonade Days wanted the game played at Brook Run, where the annual carnival sets up, but they were reminded Brook Run doesn't have a basketball court. 

Dad's Bucket List versus Dunwoody Police
We think DBL is more of a hockey group.  We've all seen how wrestlers play basketball, so we assume hockey players are just as bad. The police will win this one easily.  We hear the department gets new Glock 43s if they win it all.

Dunwoody Homeowners versus Dunwoody Chamber
Tough game here.  The DHA is no longer the perennial powerhouse of old.  Gone are the days of Kenny Wright running point, dishing it to power forward Farmer Bob.  Now we have Witty (a nice 3 point shooter) running point but not much support. No big man inside for DHA.  The Chamber is an up and coming squad. 

Open Bracket Round 1
DunwoodyTalk versus Jerome from Costco
Jerome's a fast-talker and quick on his feet, but not match-up for DunwoodyTalk.  Jerome likes the perimeter game but lacks a rebounder.  DunwoodyTalk has a deep staff, and they practice on their indoor bunker court. 

DannyTheaterRoss versus TreeTopZippers
A 10% discount off your ticket for this game if you show your official Dunwoody ID.  No need for a waiver.  The Zippers, as expected, play above the rim.  They are young, quick, and move the ball well.  DTR is out of retirement, pulling out his old-school Chuck Taylors and bringing his bayou style to Dunwoody. 

BrookRun1984Cameras versus Dunwoody Bycyclists
Many of you are not aware of the BrookRun1984Camera team.  It's Big Brother at its finest.  This team takes a photo of your license plate when you enter Brook Run.  No one knows for sure what/where/how long this data is stored, but don't you worry about it! Mr. Charrington is the team's point guard (the team is nicknamed the Ministry of Hoops).  The bicycle posse only appears to be a duplicate of a team in the Twitter bracket.  This squad is made up of the actual bike riders, not their unsocial media friends. DB runs lots of screens, getting in your way constantly.  They will cause lots of traffic in the paint, at mid court, in the concessions area, and all around the arena. 

Dunwoody City Council versus The Other Dunwoody
TOD has been dreaming of this game since 2008.  Expect lots of questions at the pregame press conference as TOD is rarely seen in public.  He plays hoops over at some Catholic school (Saint A's), usually schooling AL-TD in H.O.R.S.E. City Council put out an RFP for new team players, promising new vehicles, annual bonuses and raises.

Best of luck to all in Round 1.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dunwoody 2nd Annual March Madness

Madness is a daily way to describe life and politics in DeKalb County and Dunwoody.  To help reduce stress DunwoodyTalk is again hosting a March Madness tournament.

See last year's HERE

Last year's theme was city-manager based, and apparently we have one of those now.  This year's tournament is geared to raise funds for a new theater.  The ice cream of the past future, dippin dots, is a corporate sponsor, but more money is needed.  It has been suggested the city manager use his power to fund it with a series of purchases under $50,000, but that idea failed to pass mustard with community council.

This year's tournament will be played at venues in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven as Dunwoody has sparse offerings when it comes to active adults and youth sports.  We thank our neighboring communities for your hospitality.  Please continue to bring your dogs to Brook Run and send your skate-boarders as well.  The door is always open at Brook Run.  We'll take a simple photo of your license plate as you enter so we can mail you a coupon for the metro Atlanta tree zip line (rumor has it you get a glimpse of the dog park when you zip from station 3 to 4).

Before we get into the match-ups, we need to discuss who didn't break the bubble.  The SaveDunwoody league had no teams qualify.  The league is on the verge of folding.  Also, Captain Kingsley failed to qualify this year, as did perennial favorite GaryRay.  GaryRay moved on to the Amsterdam Copperheads, a start-up in the EU league.  Many new faces this year, some quite controversial.

Round 1
Twitter League.  The Twitter League is quite the group.  Some names will be new to you, so please check Twitter for these folks.

DunwoodyCriers versus CRS19
CRS19 listens to talk radio all day, complains about the Tech and the Bulldogs, and is knowledgeable about all things Dunwoody.  CRS19 likes to eat at VB and take walks on DV Parkway.  DunwoodyCriers is new - just moved up from Division3, but will be well known soon.

ViewFromWise versus BikeWalkDunwoody
Wow, VFW really mixes it up on Twitter.  Once accused of being a robot, VFW spits out the same things daily.  Wise or not, a tough opponent is BWD.  We're not sure where BikeWalkdaWood came from, or whom plays on this team.  We do know they promote a variety of things like walking and biking.

Dunwoody Community versus Dunwoody PC
These two Twitter powerhouses put out lots of info on unsocial media.  DunwoodyCommunity is the favorite in this game, as long as a car doesn't zip around a bus and hit him.  DunwoodyPC is an unbalanced team, with a narrow focus on cleaning viruses from tennis moms' laptops. 

dhswildcatpride versus YourDunwoody
YourDunwoody is quite the retweeter, but does have some original content, mainly coupons and discounts.  He'll need help to get by the local high school team.  dhswildcatpride has youth on its side and will run n gun all game.

 Round 1 DeKalb Conference
New this year is a bracket filled with some of our favorites from our own DeKalb County.

TeamJester versus District5BOC.
Looks like TeamJester gets a bye in Round 1 as there is no D5 commissioner.  We just need an iris scan, large toe prints, a DNA sample, and proof of being born on Earth from Stan to complete the entry paperwork.

Andrew@TheChampion versus NeonFlagChidi
These two teams used to be in the Twitter league, but both deserted after last season.  NeonFlag enters the tournament after national attention during the DeKalb commissioner race.  Andrew is the anti-Dunwoody team, looking to wreck havoc in da Wood.

MelvinJohnson versus MikeyThurmond
A great early match-up, this game will be live on DCTV.  Not since Dr Walker versus Jay in 2008 have we seen powerhouses of DeKalb meet this early.  Thurmond likes to apply the full court press early and often.  No textbooks in his locker room, but lots of friends and family to help him along the way. Melvin has requested finger print scanners at the gates, but will allow felons in.  Children will be seated in the viewing cottages as indoor seating reserved for friends and family of the teams.

BurrellEllis versus I-CEO May
This game was scheduled to be played at the South DeKalb YMCA, but ticket demand has moved the game to the gym at Miller Grove.  Residents of District 5 not allowed to attend, however.  Michael Bowers will referee the game.  Elliss is a point guard by nature, and is a great floor general. May did not originally qualify for the tournament, but earned a spot after another team was disqualified.