|Reakland Chimaeras (REA)||S11 - S17|
|Reakland Reavers (REA)||S13 - S13|
|Rob Boeck (S11-17),|
PRV are rivals to 4 teams.
Need to get younger quick, without getting relegated.
Need a crash course in EL Management, I lack the willpower to bench my T11!
|46||Mar 06||W||1 - 0||Montevideo Tricolores||MSWL Cup|
|45||Mar 02||W||3 - 1||@||Montevideo Tricolores||MSWL Cup|
|44||Feb 27||L||1 - 4||@||Essex Supreme||MSWL Cup|
|43||Feb 23||W||3 - 1||Essex Supreme||MSWL Cup|
|42||Feb 20||W||3 - 2||Boston Mythos||MSWL Cup|
|41||Feb 16||L||1 - 3||@||Boston Mythos||MSWL Cup|
|40||Feb 13||L||0 - 1||Liverpool Tigers||MSWL Cup|
|39||Feb 09||L||0 - 4||@||Liverpool Tigers||MSWL Cup|
|38||Jan 30||W||4 - 1||Marblehead Wild Woodpeckers||MSWL Cup|
|37||Jan 26||D||0 - 0||@||Missouri Legal Beagles||MSWL Cup|
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.
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.