Have at it!
A brand new feature that has only existed, until now, in my head. For the first time all year, THE CRAY'S NEST IS BOOTED OUT OF THE #1 SPOT!!! Controversy! Anger!
1. Hospital Bombers
2. Beast of Burden
3. The Cray's Nest
4. Team Fouls
5. Layup Line Heroes
6. Dunk-a Schoen
Player of the Week: Rafael Rodriguez
A lot of great candidates made this one a tough choice, but in the end this had to go to Rafael Rodriguez, who scored 22 points, hit 6 of 7 from the stripe, and helped Beast of Burden give The Cray's Nest their first loss of the year. For his efforts, Rodriguez will be awarded an extra missed foul shot in the individual stats spreadsheet.
Honorable Mention: Steve Friedman and Colby Hall
Friedman scored 19 to lead the red-hot Hospital Bombers over resident scrappers Team Fouls. At 54 years old, "Granpappy" Friedman (as his teammates call him) is a living testament to the power of hard work and self-belief, and his performance gives hope to America's elderly during the medicaid crisis.
Hall also tallied 19, and gave Layup Line Heroes a much needed second scoring option. By taking the pressure off center Keith Gormley, he opened up the Heroes' offense and spurred them to their second win of the year.
Both players will receive a velcro hat featuring the tattered logo of the Seattle Supersonics.
Past players of the week:
Week 1: Lars Rasmussen (retroactive)
Week 2: Ismael Rodriguez (retroactive)
Week 3: Geoff Nelson
The King's Court: Week 4
A new feature honoring the top performers of week 4 in specialty categories. Some of these are subjective.
Sir Prolificus (points): Rafael Rodriguez, 22
Dr. Charity (foul-shooting): Rafael Rodriguez, 6-7.
Narrowly edges out Ismael Rodriguez (5-6), Vance Tucker (6-8), Zach Heinzerling (5-6), and Keith Gormley (5-7). A great week for the foul line.
Captain Long-Range (three-point shooting): Ismael Rodriguez, 3
The Earl of Baskets (field goals): Steve Friedman, 8
The Duke of D: Kyle Ervin, for dogging the Hospital Bombers and getting several steals in a losing cause.
The Dime Baron (week's best pass): Steve Reiter, for a beautiful thread-the-needle dart from half-court to Colby Hall.
The Marchioness (best female performance): Kerry Brown, who scored 10 points and unleashed a ton of fancy-pants dribbling on a befuddled Team Fouls squad.