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Providence Waterfires (PRV)
Mike Cabral
Established Season 11 (2005)
0 CP / 0 TP / 3 OTF
Bank: 3006 / Morale: 0.61 (0.19)
1st Division: 8th place
Nickname: The Waterfires
Club Record
OverallDiv 1
Previous Names
Reakland Chimaeras (REA)S11 - S17
Reakland Reavers (REA)S13 - S13
Previous Coaches
Rob Boeck (S11-17),
Trophy Cabinet
2nd Division Runnerup: 2 (14 18)
MSWL Cup Runnerup: 1 (20)
Roster (21 Players)
Name PosAgeSLEL PU
Pandora GK32988
Harry Bassett GK013108
Affirmed GK71100
Mike Wallace SW31460
Seattle Slew SW51290
Longfellow DF32215
Winning Colors DF5990
Holy Bull DM22415
AP Indy DM6290
Stay Thirsty MF126210
Best Pal MF22042
Sky Beauty MF12048
Bold Ruler MF5990
Silverbulletday MA328-146
Spectacular Bid MA6590
Big Brown WG430310
Easy Goer WG63100
Silver Charm FW227010
Damascus FW32624
Secretariat FW51900
Flawlessly FW013108
Unavailable For Trade
Team Form
Last 10: WwlWWlLlWd

MVP: Wwl

Team DPs:


PRV are rivals to 4 teams.

Recent Transactions
November 25, 2012
  • Auction 6: Acquired 0/3 FW.
    October 18, 2012
  • Auction 3: Acquired 0/3 GK.
    September 5, 2012
  • 1/2 GK Skip Away retires.
  • 7/2 SW Slew O Gold retires.
  • 7/1 DF John Henry retires.
    September 22, 2011
  • 7/2 MF Seabiscuit retires.
  • 0/0 GK Skip Away (50k) signs as an apprentice.
  • 7/2 DF Erik Edman retires.
  • 7/1 DM Alysheba retires.
  • 7/1 SW Billy Bremner retires.
    October 27, 2010
  • 6/3 MF Man O War retires.
  • 6/2 WG Citation retires.
    Team Needs

    Need to get younger quick, without getting relegated.

    Need a crash course in EL Management, I lack the willpower to bench my T11!

    Next 3 Games
    Last 10 Games
    46 Mar 06 W1 - 0Montevideo Tricolores MSWL Cup
    45 Mar 02 W3 - 1@Montevideo Tricolores MSWL Cup
    44 Feb 27 L1 - 4@Essex Supreme MSWL Cup
    43 Feb 23 W3 - 1Essex Supreme MSWL Cup
    42 Feb 20 W3 - 2Boston Mythos MSWL Cup
    41 Feb 16 L1 - 3@Boston Mythos MSWL Cup
    40 Feb 13 L0 - 1Liverpool Tigers MSWL Cup
    39 Feb 09 L0 - 4@Liverpool Tigers MSWL Cup
    38 Jan 30 W4 - 1Marblehead Wild Woodpeckers MSWL Cup
    37 Jan 26 D0 - 0@Missouri Legal Beagles MSWL Cup
    About Providence Waterfires
    Season 18 Results:

    League: 15-2-5, 2nd place in Second Division, promoted to D1 via playoffs

    Alan Parr Cup: Newbie mess, 19th place

    MSWL Cup: Surprising trip to the semi-finals, losing to eventual champ, Robin "Rock" Dewar on PKs, 4th place


    Season 19 Outlook and Other Tidbits:

    The Waterfires and humble manager Mike "C-Ball" Cabral caught MSWL fever in Season 18. We came in with very little (read, zero) knowledge of non-American football, never mind all the number crunching, tactics and general zealotry of these games.

    We joined hoping to parlay a successful stint in OLMEC's baseball product, The Max Baeball League (TMBL), into a modicum of success here in MSWL. The baseball-variant Waterfires are two-time defending champs at the moment, dispatching worthy opponent and fellow MSWLer, Kevin "Statman" Martin in the most recent World Series in five games. Sorry, Kev.

    Here in MSWL, we inherited the Reakland Chimearas. I am not sure where Reakland is, or what a Chimeara is, but good friend and workmate BOS Rob Peterson talked me into taking them on and trying to make a go of it. Any success I have going forward, I owe to Rob's early tutelage. He answered roughly 15,000 questions for me those first few weeks, which actually makes it even more fun beating him.

    So, off we went, and Season 18 was surprisingly good to us. After taking a bit to find our footing, we steadied to a 15-2-5 league record, giving MarkC's SCO juggernaut a reasonable run for their money. We wound up with a second place finish in D2, followed by a successful run through the promotion playoffs.

    We now sit in D1, ready for a hearty series of beatings. For Season 19, we're looking up a big hill. Our T11 can hold its own, but the fall-off is dramatic after, and will only get worse with MSA. We need some yutes, and we need 'em now! I am trying to come up with some way to bribe Kevin into running my team for a season or two to get it into long-term shape.

    Coach's Bio: Mike Cabral
    My bio hasn't changed much since last year, but I want the $FREE MONEY$, so here goes.

    My kids are a year older, which means my 5-year old started real school in September. If you ever get cynical about life, tune into the wonder of your little one first learning to read, amazing. My boy turned 2 last December, which means he can now say just about everything he needs to tell me what to do. My eldest is almost 16, which means I would like to send her to you, then you can send her back when she's 25, inquire within. My wife is still a gem, I am a lucky man.

    Otherwise, I am about the same. I am still living in New England here in the States and loving it, despite the unpredictable weather and occasional provincialism. Providence, RI is still a great little city that I get to as often as possible. I remain a sports lover, music lover and tech head. My sports allegiances are to the Boston/New England teams, with a special place for the Red Sox, though all the salary ridiculousness of pro sports is starting to get to me. Doesn't anybody do anything for the fun of it anymore? We do here in MSWL, the world can learn from us!

    For music, I listen to a lot of everything. You will see frequent music references in my posts, I will try to steer away from the painfully obscure. As reference points, I have seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 50+ times over the years, and I have 9000 songs on my iPod. My favorite recent discoveries (past year or so) are Josh Ritter, Willie Nile, The Hold Steady, to name a few, check 'em out. If you install an app called Simplify Media, I can share all my music with you over the magic of the Internets!

    At work, I manage a group of 30-ish folks on the overnight shift for MEDITECH, the same medical software company RobP works for. I've said it before, I'll say it again...I love my job, but sleep is a dramatically underrated and underappreciated institution.