August 17, 2011
Team 4 Official Press Release – 8/17 PFOL 5 Finals - by Kyle Krol
Team 4’s Front Office wanted to make this Public, before the “Press” posted a conflicting story on the League Website.
- Team 4 would like to congratulate Team 3 on the comeback victory over Team 4 this past week. Great defense and a solid offensive contribution from every man made this win possible. It was a historic win for Team 3 as Eric Flatt earns a well deserved first ring, and Richie Smith grabs his 3rd.
- From day 1, Team 4 was labeled as “kinda good.” As league commissioner - Alan Mowrey stated after Draft Night, “You guys MIGHT make the Playoffs.” Team 4 from that point on had a point to prove. Team 4 secured the best PFOL regular season record (7-1) and made quick work with a clean sweep of Team 2 in the first round of the play-offs.
- Team 4’s front office would like to congratulate General Manager Kyle Krol on a Finals run in his rookie year as acting Manager. He’s set a high standard of excellence this season, that he must be held to in following years.
- A combination of preparation, hustle, agility, & aggressive D got Tamba Samba, Peter Dinwiddie, Sam Elmore, and Dan Bartlemey to the finals. We wish them the best in the off-season and look forward to joining forces next season.
- We also would like to thank players who have accepted roles of starting Front Office Franchises in other parts of the United States - Mad props to Mike Weisberg, Chad Lilly, & Spencer Anderson.
Team 4 looks forward to rebuilding this offseason and continuing talks with PFOL-PA President Edmond Elzy, on any changes that might be made in the re-balancing of power of League Commissioner Mr.Mowrey.
With that being said, we look forward to a rigorous off season, and are Shot-calling a repeat Finals trip in the much anticipated PFOL-6
August 16, 2011
Team 4 - 41
Indianapolis - Richie Smith didn't play in game 1 and his team got outscored 24-2 to start the game. Richie Smith did play in game 2 and his team outscored Team 4, 17-4 to start the game. Can one man make that big a difference? Apparently so. Smith led his team to a 54-41 win over Team 4 in Game 2 of the PFOL 5 Finals and tied the best of 3 series at one game a piece.
"I'm not going give him all the credit, I'm just gonna say that my shots weren't falling today and I only got to use my patent behind the back dribble drive once", said Kyle Krol. "It will be a different story tomorrow. I am guaranteeing a victory tomorrow".
Tamba Samba was unavailable for comment because he was busy belittling teammate Dan Bartlemay for trying to sub him out of the game.
"Someone gonna get leveled tomorrow. Not sure who it is but someone is gonna find out what it feels like to run into an Elm Tree", said Sam Elmore.
Game 3 is set for 12:00pm EST time Wednesday. PFOL officials are expected a sold out, standing room only crowd.
Flatt and Glaser are on the same team. Just going after the stats
Richie Smith making it rain
Dan Bartlemay shocked to find out he got blamed for someone scoring even though he wasn't even in the game at the time.
August 15, 2011
Team 3 – 28
Indianapolis – Last week, PFOL commissioner Alan Mowrey agreed to move the start of Game 1 of the PFOL 5 Finals back 30 minutes so that Team 3 could hopefully have Richie Smith arrive in time for the game. Smith was due to land at Indianapolis International Airport at 11:30am. He planning on rushing over to Conseco Feildhouse in time for the start of Game 3.
Richie Smith never showed up and neither did his teammates. Team 4 jumped all over Team 3 from the start of the game behind a quick 8 points by Kyle Krol. Team 4 grew their lead to 24-2 before Team 3 finally called a timeout. “We just couldn't find our jump shot” said Michael Glaser who shot 1-12 in the game.
Team 4 finished off Team 3 in the 2nd half and took a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series. Game 2 is scheduled for 12:00 Tuesday.
• Today’s attendance of 10 was the highest crowd this season for a PFOL game but still way below the expected crowd of 25+
• The crowd was a heavy “Pro-Team 3” crowd. “We just hate Team 4, that’s all”, said one fan.
• Team 3’s shooting performance in the first half (4 for 31) tied an all time low for shooting in a half (Jake Vernon shot 4-31 in one half in PFOL 2)
• Team 4 had a season low 41 fouls in Game 1.
Kyle Krol completing ignoring a wide open Elmore
Krol scored his team's first 10 points
August 12, 2011
Team 1 – 53
Indianapolis – Team 3 advanced to the PFOL Finals on Wednesday by beating Team 1, 57-53. This will be Richie Smith’s 4th trip to the Finals and Eric Flatt’s 1st. Richie Smith is looking for a league high 3rd Championship ring.
Game 3 was an instant classic as both team played extremely hard. There were plenty of hard fouls and tempers were high. Team 3 took a 30-24 lead into halftime but quickly lost that lead as Team 1 rattled off a 13-6 run to start the 2nd half. Chris Lemay who scored 17 points helped Team 3 regain some composure as he knocked down back to back 3’s to put his team back up 43-38. Team 1 wouldn’t go away though as they ran off another quick 6 points to take a 46-45 lead with 5 minutes left.
The game was back and forth from that point on. Down by 3 points with less than 30 seconds left Troy Brokl took a quick 3 that rimmed out and later took another forced 3 down by 4 that ended the game.
“I need to have the ball in my hands at that point of the game”, said Edmound Elzy
Brokl was 0-9 from behind the Arc and 2 for 12 overall. “I was just a bad shooting day for me”, said Brokl.
Richie Smith lead Team 3 with 19 points and Chris Lemay chipped in a strong 17 points.
The Finals are set to start Monday.
Jesse Cacy taking the ball to the rack
Chris Lemay blocking Edmound Elzy
Glaser fouling Brokl at the end of the 1st half
August 10, 2011
August 9, 2011
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Team 4 took no prisoners on Tuesday. Their game plan, foul and foul often.
August 8, 2011
August 7, 2011
Team 2 - 61
Team 5 - 55
Indianapolis - Team 2 secured the final playoff spot on Friday by beating Team 5 61-55. Vance Catlin scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Team 2.
Team 2 will face the #1 seeded Team 4 on Monday.
Jason Rost was relieved that this season came to an end. "I almost walked out today. I think we went 7 straight possession without me touching the ball" said Rost.
Team 4 - 57
Team 3 - 53
Indianapolis - the game between Team 4 and Team 3 meant nothing in terms of playoff seeding. but Team 4 took this game as a statement game. They wanted to send a message that despite losing their best player in Micheal Wesiberg they are still the team to beat going into the playoffs.
Team 4 came from behind to beat Team 3 57-54 and secured the best regular season record in PFOL history at 7 -1.
They face a Vance Catlin-less team 2 starting Monday.
Notes from week 10
- Alan Mowrey won the PFOL scoring title (21.3 points per game)
- Eric Flatt grabbed his 3 consecutive rebounding title at 16.0 per game.
- Edmound Elzy lead the league in assists at 6.6 per game.
- Voting for All PFOL first team is under way and will be announced on Wednesday
- The MVP, DPOY and ROY awards will be announced on Tuesday
Brian Brown drains a jumper over Boehner
Rob Layock directing traffic